Let’s take a closer look at Scott Koblish & Val Staples’ Guinness World Record holding, most characters on a single issue cover, 236 known characters.
The very first thing I notice is Kitty and Lockheed are standing apart from the X-Men. Next, that Human Torch is setting Lockheed up for a prank on Thing.
Odd how Rachel and Magik are nowhere near Kitty, but then Colossus is next to his sister – explaining that.
Next to Rachel, are four of the Original X-Men as Angel is flying high.
I like that Cable is the best man.
Black Panther is staring at Storm.
Beast and Wonder Man are next to each other. Probably due to no one else wanting to stand next to them.
Leech and Artie are the ring bearers.
Kurt is marrying them.
Superior Spider-Man’s backpack is holding his spider-legs.
Reed and Sue are hugging. Captain Britain and Meggan are also hugging.
The Pet Avengers have assembled!
Hulk and Impossible Man are mean eyeing each other.
I like how the Asgardians get their own row.
As part of Deadpool’s wedding party – Luke Cage, Wolverine and Captain America.
The Bride’s bridesmaids are – She-Hulk, Wasp, Domino, Siryn, Lady Deadpool and Squirrel Girl.
Hopefully Marvel gets it together to make a shirt out of this.
Also, the cover implies that this is the most important issue number 27 in the history of comics! With a quick scan of my collection, I own these other issue 27s :
Excalibur, Exiles, Generation X, Ultimate Comics X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Uncanny X-Force Volume One, Wolverine and the X-Men, X-Treme X-Men and Deadpool Volume One – that has Kitty, Wolverine and Doctor Bong.
Onto the issue. There are multiple stories but Kitty only appears in one of them.
The Wedding of Deadpool
Writers Brian Posehn & Gerry Duggan
Artist Mike Hawthorne
Colorist Jordie Bellaire
Letterer VC’s Joe Sabino
This is a run I’ve been wanting to try for a while as I am a big Brian Posehn fan. I met him once at the San Diego Comic Con. He was just minding his own business and I recognized him (how could you not?) and just walked over, told him how much I really like his comedy performances. He said thanks and I left him alone after that. I met him right before I saw Lou Ferringo, Lou wasn’t happy that all I wanted to do was shake his hand.
I have been reading great reviews for this comic for a while now and I’m glad this wedding issue happened so I can see what was going on.
Issue opens with Deadpool, SHIELD Agents Emily Preston (now in a new robot body) and Scott Adsit as they are fighting agents of ULTIMATUM. I really like the character of Preston, seems like a lot of fun.
Deadpoool is explaining to them, while they are all in a middle of a shoot out, that he is having a ceremony later. He and his wife, Shiklah, are already technically married, the ceremony is just for friends and family.
All of a sudden, we hear a voice from a distance, one of the ULTIMATUM agents were not killed. Deadpool and Preston look at each other, as they know they killed their opponents. Adsit has to admit that he may have only winged the guy.
The three head outside, another ULTIMATUM agent comes running out of a van, Death to Deadpool, then we (or at least I) finally see who Shiklah is. She is a giant demon lady! Don’t worry, she has a weaker form, that of a lovely lady.
Shiklah and Preston get along like old friends.
Shiklah shows the agents where she lives, Monster Metropolis.
Deadpool reveals that Shiklah has a fued with vampires.
Adsit asks who will be actually marrying them. Deadpool slaps his own forehead. He hadn’t thought of that yet. Doctor Stange turns down the offer. Captain America also says no, and is insulted that he wasn’t asked first. Wolverine turns him down, but Nightcrawler states that he will marry them. Good thing he is alive again.
I like how comfortable Deadpool is to be seen without his mask on.
Blind Al gets sent to the wrong address.
At the outdoor wedding. Bob the Agent is there. So is Cyclops and Squirrel Girl.
It starts to rain, good thing Thor is there to stop it.
They kiss as they are married, and I like that Shiklah dips Deadpool. Also, that Kitty Pryde was in attendance. At least, if I see a brunette with a ponytail, I figure that gal is Kitty.
Kitty is also at the reception, which is a real party – she is sitting at a table with Iceman. Hulk and Colossus are staring each other down. Northstar and Kyle are dancing. As is Kurt and Storm.
The newlyweds come in to cheers. They dance and this story ends with another kiss.
Actually it ends with ULTIMATUM planning their next move against Deadpool.