Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars XXVII: Mrs. Deadpool Edition


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I’ve never read much Deadpool.  I’ve got nothing against the character voted in high school as most likely to be twice played by Ryan Reynolds.  He’s just never really been something I’ve gone out of my way to spend my money on.

I’ve read some stories here and there like the old school X-Force days and any crossovers like the recent Original Sin and Avengers/X-Men: Axis .  Those last crossovers gave me some idea about what was going on with him marrying Shiklah and such.  (Looking back at it now, I actually read Deadpool #29 34 and  #36-39.  Thanks event tie-ins!)

And speaking of event tie-ins (not the greatest segue, I’m no Watson…thank Doom…), Deadpool’s wife is center stage in this Secret Wars book.  Deadpool does play a role, but since he is killed on the first page, that role is mostly as the ghostly narrator.

After the cut I’ll take a spoiler-y look at the surprisingly good Mrs. Deadpool And The Howling Commandos #1, Mrs. Deadpool And The Howling Commandos #2, Mrs. Deadpool And The Howling Commandos #3 and Mrs. Deadpool And The Howling Commandos #4.

Related links:
Secret Wars Power Rankings
Tom’s Road To Secret Wars: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7.
Other parts of this series: 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 1415, 1617, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

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Another Podcast Reaction: Secret Wars Edition

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This week on the podcast, the Gabbingest of Geeks stopped to discuss the fact that they took the podcast’s birthday off.

Lazy goofs.

They also discussed time travel.  But I covered my time travel thoughts a long time ago, so I am not doing that again any time soon.  Besides, it looks like Jimmy is covering the time travel stuff just judging from his title, so I’ll leave it be.

Instead, let me say a few things about the current Secret Wars.

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Marvel’s Badass Females Ranked, Because That Is What We Do Here

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Actually, more what they do over at MorphSuits, but we like to spread the love.

After the break, see how you farvorite female Marvel heroes fare.

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Trank Delivers: Fantastic Four Is Better Than You’ve Heard. In Fact, It Is Pretty Darn Good (Spoiler Free)

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Forget about losing the Star Wars standalone film.  Josh Trank’s next assignment will be directing Joey Tribbiani’s next Gonorrhea commercial based on  the 10% Rotten Tomatoes score that Fantastic Four is currently sporting.  But I gotta tell you.  It ain’t fair.  Fantastic Four is a smart movie that delivers something bold and fresh.  Find out why the critics missed the mark after the jump.
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Gabbing Geek 45: Geek World Cup Draft!

Gabbing Geek 45: Geek World Cup Draft!
Gabbing Geek 45: Geek World Cup Draft!

The latest podcast episode covers new July movies, Star Wars news, Ghostbusters, and an amazing all-geek all-female soccer draft that will blow your mind!  Give it a listen now or jump after the break to read more!

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Not Just A Pixar Character! The Original Elasti-Girl

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“I’ll just put this down somewhere.”

Gabbing Geek Jenny has, in the past, stated her belief in Madam Xanadu as an iconic character.  I tried one before to to suggest that maybe Phantom Lady had a better claim to that title under her criteria (does not have a male version, has not cameoed in a movie or TV show, has an origin story older than the mid-90s, and has been read by Jenny).  Jenny said Phantom Lady’s costume sucked (which, to be fair, it does), but maybe for my weekly “This one died!” column we can try a different character with a better claim than Madam Xanadu.

Let’s talk about Elasti-Girl.  And I do not mean the one in The Incredibles.  Pixar actually asked DC for permission to use the name, and it was granted so long as the name was never used in the marketing.  If you get that action figure from The Incredibles line, her name will be listed as “Mrs. Incredible”.

But let’s talk the original.

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Seen In Secret Wars: Dr. Doom’s Actual Face (SPOILERS)

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Secret Wars has been humming along rather nicely.  I’ve charted the path to there through Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers/New Avengers runs, and then he went and did something I really wasn’t expecting.

He showed us the scarred face of Victor VonDoom.

I’ll have it after the cut.  Big time SPOILER WARNING HERE.

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Road To Secret Wars Final Part

It all came down to this...again.
It all came down to this…again.

Concluding my recount of the events from Jonathan Hickman’s epic story from his Avengers/New Avengers runs that lead directly into the new Secret Wars if so at least Jimmy Impossible knows what’s going on.

As always, potentially massive SPOILERS after the cut.

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So, Did She Actually Die Or What?: The Death Of The Wasp That No One Seemed To Care About

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That’s her on the right.

It is not uncommon for a major comics crossover to end in the death of a character.  Marvel’s Secret Invasion was no exception.  A so-so crossover written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu, the big death at the end was Janet VanDyne, the Wasp, on-again, off-again lover and ex-wife of Hank “1,000 Codenames” Pym.

She’s not currently dead.  I’m not sure how she managed to come back, but she’s not dead anymore.  So, really, did it matter?

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