Marvel Announces New Deadpool and Cable Series

Monday, 10 August 2015 - 4:56PM
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Monday, 10 August 2015 - 4:56PM
Marvel Announces New Deadpool and Cable Series
Deadpool can be paired with almost anyone with hilarious results, but he's about to be reunited with one of his best partners in crime. The creative team behind the hugely popular Cable and Deadpool series, writer Fabien Nicieza and artist Reilly Brown, are returning for a new miniseries from Marvel Comics called Deadpool and Cable: Split Second.

Marvel Announces New Deadpool and Cable Series

Deadpool is known for being Marvel's snarkiest anti-hero, known for his one-liners, breaking of the fourth wall, and general obnoxiousness. Cable, on the other hand, is a deadly serious dude-man, which makes them the perfect pairing. Cable is such a classic foil to Deadpool that Tim Miller, the director behind the upcoming Fox adaptation, said "If we don't put Cable in Deadpool 2 I think we'll be run out of town on a rail."

Nicieza described the themes of the new series to Polygon

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"It is about struggling through a life of regret and struggling through the soulful tug of conscience that nags at us as a species, tasking us to ask of ourselves, 'Is this all I am? Is this all I can be? Do I have the courage to be more?'" He joked, "If we fail to answers those questions for each and every one of our readers, then we will have failed in our assignment."
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"Also, Deadpool shoots a lot of guys," said Brown. "Don't forget that part!"
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In a slightly cynical, but effective, marketing move, the team stated that the series was a perfect introduction to the characters for the casual fans whose interest was piqued by the recently released Deadpool trailer. "Split Second has what any good story featuring Deadpool and Cable needs to have," said Niceaza, and gave the following list:

Mercenary action
Bromance
A fun new villain
Plasma bullets
Bloody katanas
Humor
Time travel confusion
Severed body parts
Screaming Hydra agents
Internal conflict
Time travel confusion
External conflict
Time travel confusion

The official description for the series reads:

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Call them a duo with a special kind of dynamics ... call them the odd couple but with guns ... call them 90s comics distilled down into two characters - DEADPOOL AND CABLE ARE BACK, BABY! That's right - The Merc with the Mouth and the Soldier with the Scowl are together again in this all-new series! When Cable gets a vision of a terrible future set off by the death of one man, he knows he must protect him no matter what! I'll get you three guesses who's been hired to kill that guy. Go on, guess. The fan favorite team of Fabian Nicieza & Reilly Brown have reunited to get the gang back together - and it feels so good!
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Deadpool and Cable: Split Second #1 will debut digitally in October, followed by a physical release in December. 
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