Writer Brian Michael Bendis
Penciler Mark Bagley
Inker Danny Miki
Colorist Richard Isanove
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Cover Dated June 2006
Deadpool, Part Three of Four
Unlike the previous two issues, we finally get Deadpool and Shadowcat on the same page – so finally, Ultimate Deadpool is on the S&FwM!
The issue opens with Augustus Beezer, the Ryan Seacrest of Krakoa. He’s providing even more story points from Ultimate X-Men’s Most Dangerous Game (issues 54 – 57). I really should review those issues, one of these days.
Twelve different countries are broadcasting this race crime.
As if, in anticipation, Bendis has Ultimate Deadpool’s caption boxes be in yellow text.
Deadpool name checks, the Reavers. Deadpool is going to give beers to the one who collects the most mutant heads. Spider-Man starts a running thread of stating that he isn’t a mutant.
Cyclops tells the X-Men to go for higher ground.
On the bottom of the pages, we get a pre-taped Deadpool interview. I’m surprised Bendis had Deadpool be super racist. Probably explains why Ultimate Deadpool only appears in Ultimate Secrets 1 as well as Deadpool Kills Deadpool 4.
The X-Men didn’t retreat fast enough for Cyclops’ taste, so he tells them again to not fight.
Nightcrawler decides he won’t give in to Deadpool’s hate but he gets chocked out. Spider-Man kicks Deadpool to his face and that frees Nightcrawler.
We see that Spider-Man and Shadowcat run off in the same direction.
Beezer can’t believe that Spider-Man is on the island. Deadpool doesn’t know much about him, so he states how he came across Spider-Man at the mansion.
Cameras have caught up to Spider-Man and Shadowcat. She is about to say his real name but he stops her. He suspects there are cameras and microphones, everywhere. She’s worried that he’s going to break up with her, over this. She has no control here, and he knows that. Plus, one doesn’t break up with Kitty for foolish reasons. He’s worried she will break up with him, as he is going to be grounded for a long time. Which I like, as she come have come off as a typical girl but since he’s talking about her breaking up with him – they are on the same level.
Shadowcat realizes the only person she hasn’t seen yet, is Xavier.
Spider-sense goes off and Spider-Man gets himself and Shadowcat out of there, before the explosions can get them.
We catch up with Cyclops, as Deadpool straight cold knocks him out, with a big ol’ punch to the face!
A helicopter has Angel in their sights but Nightcrawler teleports into the helicopter, punching the pilots. Kurt finds a camera angle and tells the X-Men he has a helicopter. Which is odd, as none of the X-Men would be in front of a television set.
There is a two page ad for Marvel Legends action figures. The Build-A-Mojo is featured, sadly, no X-Babies – which I was really looking forward to buying Shadowkitty.
Deadpool has changed his mission, he really only wants to kill Spider-Man now. Beezer and the production team show some clips of who Spider-Man is. They do confirm that Spider-Man and Shadowcat are dating. So there goes the plan from Part One, wherein Kitty was hoping to date Peter Parker.
Spider-Man and Shadowcat are heading towards the mansion. On the way, Spider-Man spots a camera and starts freaking out. He wants one of the viewers to call Nick Fury or the Kingpin, anyone who can do something about this. Shadowcat tells him to calm down, as freaking out is exactly what production wants.
Spider-Man makes the mistake of repeating that he isn’t a mutant, to which Shadowcat tells him to stop saying that. She doesn’t like how that belittles her and her people. Spider-Man doesn’t like that Shadowcat starts fighting with him over this. She’s totally in the right, though.
Shadowcat holds Spider-Man and phases the two of them, through all of the gun fire. Since they were so close to production, so they feel the explosions.
Storm arrives on the scene, and whips up a tornado. Spider-Man gets swept up and punches a camera.
Since Cyclops is knocked out, the X-Men decide that they can fight the Reavers and they do so in uncanny style!
Deadpool calls Shadowcat, a mutant shank, which sends Spider-Man off the deep end. He starts straight wailing on Deadpool and rips off his mask.
Issue ends with the awesome reveal that Deadpool is really . . . Professor Xavier! Look at that face Kitty is making!