Episode 11: Deapool #1

Well with a movie of some description hitting cinemas in a few weeks it’s time for this podcast to make a half-hearted attempt at being topical and getting a boost through a vague association with something expected to be popular. So on that note, I brought back Sean McFeeley to talk about Deadpool #1!

Listen to Episode 11: Deadpool #1.

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I’m not sure that Deadpool of today would put up with being overshadowed like this… even if it is by his own name.

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And now for some choice art samples of the story by Fabian Nicieza and art by Joe Maduriera.

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If anybody can plot the way this fight actually plays out in a logical fashion I’ll buy them a beer.

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Meet Weasel, he of the yo-yoing over the top faces and no resting face (bitch or otherwise.)

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It’s possibly the best introduction to a villain that went absolutely nowhere, ever!

Finally, a reminder that the podcast theme song is by Erica Driesbach,and you can find more of her work at her website right here.

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2 thoughts on “Episode 11: Deapool #1

  1. I know I had this issue–the whole miniseries, in fact–but strangely all my memories come from the final issue. Or maybe that’s not strange at all, since it’s clearly crammed with half-baked ideas and fluff. I do remember Slayback becoming popular for a couple minutes, appearing on trading cards and getting his own toy.

    Speaking of which, Garrison Kane, once known as Weapon X until the editors realized how confusing that is… Kane had two different action figures made in the ’90s! And I had both of them–and I still don’t have the foggiest idea what this character was about, what he wanted, what his backstory was, why he had robot arms, anything!

    As for the artist, Joe Maduriera (better known as “Joe Mad” because, y’know, ’90s!) was THE SH*T for a brief period in the late ’90s. After this series he became the regular artist on UNCANNY X-MEN around the time of the “Onslaught” crossover. His work blended McFarlane’s style with the newly-popular Manga influences that was truly new and exciting at the time…

    So, naturally, he quit Marvel to start his own creator-owned book at Image called BATTLE CHASERS. And without anyone to hold him accountable, he managed to turn out nine issues over the course of four years. At least Marvel learned their lesson with him, or so you’d think. They hired him to illustrate THE ULTIMATES volume 3, which was supposed to be 12 issues like the previous volumes, but got downgraded to 6 issues, and then only five issues, when it was clear that “Joe Mad” couldn’t keep to the schedule. It took him almost a year to complete the five issues, despite almost a year of lead-time on the project.

    But who cares? Marvel has all-but acknowledged they don’t give a damn about deadlines on their event books because most of their money comes from trades and collections sales, not the monthly issues.

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