Cable and Deadpool Vols. 1-8

Cable and Deadpool, Vol. 1: If Looks Could Kill - Fabian Nicieza, Mark Brooks, Patrick Zircher Cable & Deadpool: The Burnt Offering - Fabian Nicieza Cable and Deadpool: The Human Race - Fabian Nicieza Cable and Deadpool, Vol. 4: Bosom Buddies - Fabian Nicieza, Patrick Zircher Cable and Deadpool, Vol. 5: Living Legends - Fabian Nicieza, Lan Medina, Patrick Zircher Cable and Deadpool, Vol. 6: Paved With Good Intentions - Reilly Brown, Fabian Nicieza, Staz Johnson Cable and Deadpool, Vol. 7: Separation Anxiety - Reilly Brown, Fabian Nicieza Cable and Deadpool, Vol. 8: Deadpool vs. the Marvel Universe - Reilly Brown, Fabian Nicieza

I read this entire series all at once so I'm just going to do a general review for the whole thing rather than trying to sort out what belonged in which book.


Cable and Deadpool, two of the best mercenaries out there, find themselves stuck together after an incident. They start an odd friendship after that and quite a few wacky adventures ensue, all while Cable attempts to save the world from itself.


I picked this series up because Deadpool was a main character. I always find him hilarious, although simultaneously heartbreaking, and I wanted to read more stories featuring him. And I was not disappointed here. Deadpool was wonderful, and the series was always more enjoyable for me when the story focused on him.


I hadn't read that many stories with Cable in it. I knew the basics about him, but that was pretty much it. I can't say I came away as a fan of him. He annoyed me most of the time with his holier-than-thou, know-it-all attitude and the fact that a lot of the characters would not stop saying how wonderful he was even though he was incredibly manipulative the entire time. He did get called out a few times, which I appreciated, but he got away with a lot. I was impressed with just how manipulative he was, but he just made me want him to fail the entire time.


Luckily for me, the series had more Deadpool than Cable. Which meant plenty of wackiness, funny lines/commentary, and genre savviness. And it wasn't just Deadpool providing all of that. There were plenty of great side characters who made me laugh. The series did dip into the serious from time to time, but the humor was never far behind.


Overall, it was a fun series that kept me laughing, even if it didn't do much for my opinion of Cable.