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*unleashes her inner comics geek* - Walking on the Edge
I don't really have a plan...
foresthouse
foresthouse
*unleashes her inner comics geek*
You guys, I saw an ad for an awesome "Iron Man: Property of None" t-shirt in the back of the Obama/Spider-man issue, and now I can't find it anywhere online. *pouts* Supposedly it's from Marvel and Mad Engine, but I don't see it on their site. Pooh. Not that I was particularly planning to buy it, myself, as I have enough t-shirts, really, but...it was COOL. I wanted to link it so you could all see how cool it was, too.

Since I can't find it, I guess I'll have to settle for linking some other fun shirts I came across while looking, such as:

the glow-in-the-dark arc reactor shirt (OMG wantssss)

the manic Iron Man shirt (poor Tony looks so distressed, hee!)

and the Ironing Man shirt (ah, the classic pun. How I love it.)

I also found this, which "For the Love of Comics" correctly dubs "iron-on blasphemy." Tony would be ASHAMED of you, Matt Fraction.

...

Anyway. Enough about Iron Man. Moving on, to, naturally, DEADPOOL.

Or, more precisely, what-the-hell-have-those-movie-folks-done-to-Deadpool-OMG-NOOOOOO!?!! cleolinda linked a pic of the newest X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie-inspired Deadpool action figure (which I also saw on The Deadpool Bugle the other day) and I have to say, I am not so pleased at whatever the hell they are doing to him in the movie that makes the action figure be THAT (and here are more pictures for illustration). Wade never...ever...EVER looked like that. The closest he got to red eye patches (sans mask) was in the Funeral for a Freak mini-arc where one of his personalities had big pink glasses. And he's never had whatever-that-is on his chest. I am just...grr. My inner geek does NOT approve. Especially when they could at least have gone canon-later-Weapon-X and MUCH cooler by suiting him up in THIS. I mean, THAT is badass.

Also: the hand-blades thing? WHUT? Yeah, I don't think so. Deadpool's done a sort of brass-knuckle version of Wolverine's claws, but he's never had, what, swords tied onto his arms? I don't even know what that IS. Wait, I do. Ridiculous is what that is.

...OK, ranting done now. Whew.

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nixve From: nixve Date: February 22nd, 2009 07:57 am (UTC) (current file)
I'm not in the loop ... what is the blasphemy deal?

Re: Wolverine!Deadpool, WTF? Not everything in Wolverine's universe has to have freakin' claw/blade hands!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 22nd, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC) (current file)
It has a lot to do with the "Civil War" arc of the Marvel Universe stories. They did this huge crossover a while back where there was a Superhuman Registration Act proposed by the government. Long story short, it was passed, and Iron Man supported it, while Captain America did not (even though they were good friends). Cap led a resistance for awhile, and in the end there was a huge fight. When Cap realized they were no longer fighting to protect people, but just fighting, he stopped and pretty much singlehandedly stopped all the fighting. BUT when he was being led to trial for fighting the act, his biggest enemy had him killed (one of the many reasons superheroes didn't want their true identities revealed in the first place).

So Tony's support of the act led indirectly to the death of one of his best friends. It was all very sad and tragic.
addygryff From: addygryff Date: February 22nd, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC) (current file)
About what they did to Wade... I have no words, only loads of slightly horrified disapproval. D;
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 22nd, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC) (current file)
And puzzlement, too, because none of the movie images I've seen as yet look like that either. I mean, the blades part, I may have seen in the movie footage (*sigh*) but the paint? I don't even know!
addygryff From: addygryff Date: February 22nd, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC) (current file)
Exactly, and I agree with the people at the bugle.. what the hell is up with his mouth?
That action figure is just a world of ugly... and not even the good kind of ugly. ; (
Let's just hope he doesn't get his personality butchered as well... *wibbles*

(Also, I'd really like to know what the 'real' Wade makes of this, some serious 4th wall breakage is in order!)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 23rd, 2009 12:51 am (UTC) (current file)
HEE. Well, if comic-book Wade doesn't comment, perhaps ask_deadpool Wade will discuss.

Seriously, that mouth?! Why do they have to go and make him uglier than he already is required to be by canon.
vwlphb From: vwlphb Date: February 22nd, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC) (current file)
I saw that about movie!deadpool too, and I completely don't get it. Firstly, it seems so out of nowhere, since all the Ryan Reynolds shots have had him in street clothes reminiscent of Deadpool's uniform. Secondly, it's super freaky. What's wrong with Deadpool's uniform, other than not seeing his face? I think his uniform is one of my favorites out of all the superheroes (certainly better than Wolverine's yellow spandex), and he looks cool in it. New Deadpool? Not cool looking.

I also sort of feel like they're screwing up a potential huge fangirl community, with the freaky-bald-middle-finger-sword Deadpool instead of cool-insane-katana-wielding Deadpool. It makes me wonder who they have working on these films.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 22nd, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC) (current file)
I know! It doesn't even look like the movie footage, and it's creepy, but not in a good way. Deadpool's uniform is totally awesome (I agree that compared to a lot of them it's one of the most badass). Why not just go with some modified version of it? Or some form of mucked-up army gear (he wore army gear at least sometimes before becoming Deadpool). One of the most consistent things about the Deadpool art is that once he is Deadpool, like EVERYTHING he owns sports the symbol. I mean, he's got t-shirts, boxers, hats, jackets, etc. that have the emblem on them, when he's not wearing his uniform, which of course has the emblem on the buckle and often on the snaps of his pouches and stuff (even his katanas sometimes spell out DEADPOOL on the handles and his guns have things like "Deadpool's gun" on them a lot.) So it's clear that he has a thing about his appearance. Ironically he's almost vain (like when he does get disfigured, in the earlier comics he gets completely distracted from fighting if he loses his mask, and runs around all girly going, "Don't look at my faaaace!" For realz). So how could they do this to him??

And I agree re: the fangirls. I have mixed feelings about that. On the one hand, I have a feeling I'm going to have an instinctive elitist "how dare you be a fan when you hardly even know the True Awesomeness of Deadpool" reaction if fangirls start cropping up. But on the other hand, who the hell cares if it gets him his own movie? Heh. But if they're not going to do it right, I don't want them to do it at all. *sigh* Can I become a movie consultant or something, please?
vwlphb From: vwlphb Date: February 22nd, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC) (current file)
Hee, vain Deadpool. This is why I feel I can really get behind the character (at least in the comics). He's so funny :)

I went ahead and ordered Cable & Deadpool 3, and either I'll borrow C&D2 from you sometime or I'll try to make my way through the .cbr files. I figure new book, new arc, right?
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 23rd, 2009 12:54 am (UTC) (current file)
One of the many reasons I ♥ Deadpool. (P.S. See icon for another example of Deadpool branding.)

You can borrow #2 from me if you want. You know, as long as you wear those little white cloth gloves to turn the pages. JUST KIDDING. :)

You won't regret ordering the others. The whole 50 issue run is pretty much made of win.
fabfunk From: fabfunk Date: February 22nd, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC) (current file)
Probably has something to do with the mixed tone this film has achieved. Cartoony, ridiculous action sequences, mixed with "oooh, ahhh" gritty realism. Hence, oh, that Deadpool costume is too showy, he's a cancer victim, he should be bald. But we can't leave out that he deflects hundreds of bullets with his swords.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 22nd, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC) (current file)
Yeah, that's a good point. I'm just really hoping that whatever they do to him in this movie, he ends up drawing a big enough following for his own movie without being turned into a character who isn't really him. *sigh*
crackerbob From: crackerbob Date: February 23rd, 2009 03:46 am (UTC) (current file)
Hi, I just wanted to say thanks for the link (I run For The Love of Comics. I'd actually forgotten about that post, it was nice to be reminded.

Also, I'm really hoping that Deadpool thing is a huge April Fool's joke or something.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 23rd, 2009 03:51 am (UTC) (current file)
Oh, hi! I like your blog. I didn't know you have an LJ. Mind if I friend you here?

Yeah, ME TOO. I am reserving judgment until the movie, but it seems like there's a big chance for Deadpool in the movies to go either way. We'll see.

Also, if you're a 'Pool fan, you should totally look at my recent post on the Deadpool doll my friend made for me. Coolest thing ever:

http://foresthouse.livejournal.com/513305.html

:)
crackerbob From: crackerbob Date: February 23rd, 2009 04:04 am (UTC) (current file)
Oh yes, I've had an LJ for YEARS. Feel free to friend me, but be warned that it mostly consists of my twitterfeed lately. I fell out of the habit of using my LJ and haven't quite figured out a good use for it again, though I'm working on it.

I'll be friending you, too, if you don't mind.

Also, that is an awesome Deadpool doll!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 24th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC) (current file)
That's ok, Twitterfeed can be fun, too. :)
crackerbob From: crackerbob Date: February 23rd, 2009 04:07 am (UTC) (current file)
Arrrgggghhh.... I meant to say that I'm really glad you like For The Love of Comics. We're working on getting some fresh material on a regular basis, so stay tuned and don't give up on us.
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