Friday, August 19, 2005

New comics 8/17

After last week's deluge, this week brings a drought.

Cable & Deadpool #18 (Fabian Nicieza/Patrick Zircher, Marvel)
This wraps up the "Enema of the State" storyline, and while Nicieza's dialogue is as clever as ever and his characterization is still rich, the book once again becomes bogged down in his biggest writing flaw, which is over-plotting. This issue is basically one long expository speech shared by Forge and Siryn about what happened to Deadpool in all those alternate realities and how Cable has returned. It's funny to listen to Deadpool mock all the convoluted technobabble, but it doesn't change the fact that it's still convoluted technobabble, and the issue is full of it. I do like how Nicieza blithely dismisses the whole House of M deal, though.

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