Writer Brian Michael Bendis
Penciler Mark Bagley
Inkers John Dell with Mark McKenna
Colorist Justin Ponsor
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Cover Dated July 2006
Deadpool, Part Four of Four
Like Part One, Kitty is on nearly every page, except three of them. I’ll have to decide which images to go with. Most likely, I’ll just choose the ones that have both Shadowcat and Deadpool on the page. Which would take me from 17 to 11, so that’s pretty decent.
Beezer gives us a quick recap of what has been happening. I do like how they keep repeating that Spider-Man is the guest-star of the adventure, even though we know that it is actually his comic book series.
Deadpool, as Xavier, is pleading for his students to escape. The X-Men are quick to try to get answers from Xavier. Spider-Man, the only who without a stake in the reveal, just punches Xavier’s face.
Shadowcat and Storm start shouting at Spider-Man. He knows that it is the shapeshifter. The X-Men, so blinded by loyalty, can’t fathom the idea.
Xavierpool starts shooting at the X-Men.
Beezer cuts to Executive Producer Mojo, who is torturing Xavier. Xavier has those Clockwork Orange eye thingies that keeps eyes open, all the time. He’s also naked – which seems a tad aggressive. Once the X-Men are dead, Mojo is going to lobotomized Xavier, on live television.
Spider-Man is still trying to explain why he punched Xavierpool. Colossus, weakly, tries to explain that they are exhausted and that’s why they were so quick to believe.
Deadpool is giving a motivational speech to the Reavers. He wants to kill Spider-Man, as they didn’t plan on him being here and that’s why they are losing so much.
Beezer tells Deadpool that the heroes are on their way, back to the mansion. Storm wants to get to the studio, as once the broadcast ends, surely the villains would stop their attack.
Cruise has Spider-Man in his sights and fires. Spider-Man goes down, with his head in flames. Not really sure how he survives that hit. The best part, is that Shadowcat gets so mad and does something she should have done in the previous issue. She starts running through Reavers, causing them to short circuit. She probably didn’t do it, earlier, due to it could have killed them.
Shadowcat leads the X-Men on an attack, they must be on their third wind. While Shadowcat is explaining her mutant power to the Reavers (for some reason), Deadpool shoots her in the back.
Nightcrawler jumps on Deadpool’s back and places a bomb on him. Amazingly, the bomb actually goes off and Deadpool drops to his knees.
Angel swoops in, grabs Deadpool and takes to the sky. Deadpool makes the classic mistake of telling Angel to “let go.” So Angel does, as that is the rule. Deadpool lands on his back. Once he gets to his feet, Spider-Man punches him back to the ground.
Spider-Man, realizing that he should be dead from that sniper shot, cuts loose on Deadpool. Spider-Man is somewhat impressed that Deadpool isn’t staying down. Spider-Man takes off his mask again.
This time, we see Deadpool’s actual face. Well, what is left of it anyway. He has clearly given up more of his body than we were lead to believe. In the heroes’ moment of shock, Deadpool keeps firing his guns.
Deadpool is holding his own against Spider-Man. Shadowcat asks Colossus to throw her, I’m not sure if the fastball special has been given a name or been performed in the Ultimate Universe. If it has, I’m sure she would have just said the term. I’ll have to pay attention to that.
Deadpool has both guns to Spider-Man’s head when Shadowcat phases through Deadpool’s chest.
Since Ultimate Deadpool must be 85% machine, he haywires like crazy! Not only that, but he explodes in front of the young couple. Shadowcat had the presence of mind to grab Spider-Man’s hand and phase them.
There is a full page ad for MC2’s Last Planet Standing. I wish that line had a better chance but those Spider-Girl fans gave it their best shot. I still wish we got to see what Kitty was up in, in that future timeline, but the X-People never really got much play there.
The Reavers are motivated to kill the X-Men, in Deadpool’s memory. Before they can take a step, Cyclops blasts in front of them and they stop.
There is a full page ad for X-Men Fairy Tales, which should have been better. I read it but no references to Kitty so I didn’t keep any of those issues.
The heroes siege the studio. Beezer asks the authorities to help save them from the mutant terrorists. Jean Grey asks the authorities to help shut the island down.
Shadowcat turns to the camera, as people are clearly allowed to do that now and says “hey kids, if you’re watching this at home. Watching this televised hate crime. You’re the reason your life sucks, not us. Sit in the dark and think about that.” Which is pure awesomeness! With that, the broadcast is over.
Mojo wants the soldier’s gun but the solider isn’t moving. Xavier’s collar comes off and he has words with Mojo.
The X-Men turn a corner and see Xavier rolling up on them. He has found a blanket to cover his body. Xavier thinks Mr. Parker for coming to their aid. If he wasn’t there, the X-Men probably would have been dead. Xavier will fly Peter home. Peter would like to move in with them, as his aunt is going to kick him out of the house. Xavier smiles at this, as it is such a good idea. Where is that Ultimate What If. . . ? story!
The X-Plane flies off, as we see Deadpool is sttill standing.
Kitty is just exhausted by all of the hate that surrounds her.
Back at the Parker House. Peter, who has a sweet new X-Shirt, is going to explain to Aunt May that he is Spider-Man He’s been missing for a full day and he can’t hide this secret anymore. Kitty, being the excellent girlfriend that she is, will stay with Peter as he reveals his secret. He tries to fight her on this but it just makes sense.
They open the door and the house is empty. They worry that Aunt May is out looking for Peter. Aunt May did leave a voicemail, her date went well (very well) and she is staying over there. She’s with Warren Miles (the Proper Unverse’s Jackal) so that isn’t good. Especially as the Clone Saga is coming, like in a few issues.
As far as I remember, Warren Miles doesn’t appear in that storyline nor does May keep dating him.
Such a great storyline this was. Kitty coming into this title, really gave it new life!
Letters from – Ausuran Stein and Henry Yung / Paul Dale Roberts / Andrew Galgoci / WebHobbit / Paris Kelvakis / Ty.
Next issue – Morbius! Blade! Spider-Man! And who’d guess — but they don’t get along! You’ll never forgive yoruself if you miss “Morbius” Part 1!
I recall that this is only a two part story.
Inside back cover ad is for X-Men the Official Game. The Iceman levels are not great and I wish there were more Nightcrawler levels. The Wolverine levels were superb as that’s where they put their interest in. I bought it as the IMBD page listed Kitty Pryde having a voice actor in it but I never saw Kitty, nor heard her voice.
Back cover ad is fro Rampage, Total Destruction. I read a rumor that someone is going to try to make a Rampage movie. As cheesy as that would be, I wouldn’t mind watching a movie where a giant warewolf, gorilla and lizard tore through famous capitals.
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Thus, Deadpool Month comes to an end! Thanks everybody for visiting during Lockpool Month or Deadheed Month!