I haven’t been able to relay the comings and goings-on in comicdom as regularly as I like to due to being busy, so some stuff here is old news. But my opinions about it are new, so that’s gotta count for something.
In the past few weeks, Marvel announced quite a bit of Deadpool news. Dennis Hopeless and Salvador Larroca will take over X-Force, which will be retitled “Cable & X-Force,” and Deadpool is definitely off the team.
Deadpool and Cable go way back. Plus, the team will have Dr. Nemesis, Domino, Forge, and Colossus—all folks I’d love to see Wade team up with. But that news is nowhere near as dumb as what they’re doing with Deadpool: He’s moving to the Thunderbolts, along with two characters who should never, ever be on a team (Elektra and Punisher) and another whose actually a good guy (Red Hulk). Not only is the concept and lineup stupid, but it will be written by Daniel Way, who has done more damage to Deadpool in the past 3 years than anyone has…Ever. And I’m including Ryan Reynolds in that group.
After the break: A legend retires from comics (bitterly); more Marvel Now! stuff,