A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 356
Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
I’m beginning my Christmas/Winter Present to you folks this week, by featuring one reader requested cool moment this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There were so many e-mails (and most of them quite heartfelt requests) that I felt that randomly choosing three was the best way to go, so I used a random number generator to get the three choices.
Today, we get a moment requested by Gary involving Joe Kelly’s run on Deadpool…
To set the scene in Deadpool #25 (by writer Joe Kelly, penciler Walter McDaniel and about a gazillion inkers), Deadpool was finally happy about himself for the first time in lord knows how long. He was destined to be the “Mithras,” the hero who would defeat the Tiamat, so that the world could experience total peace.
What Deadpool was NOT told was that the world peace was to come courtesy of a being called the S’Met’Kth who would stun the world with absolute joy, thus sapping all away all free will and stunting the world until everyone eventually died. THAT was the “world peace” that Deadpool was supposed to help stop.
However, Deadpool already as disappointed when he learned that his role was to KILL Tiamat. Deadpool, who was an assassin for hire, felt that his days as a hitman were behind him, and he was finally going to be a hero – but now he was being called on to just be a hitman again. So Tiamat defeated the distracted Deadpool.
Captain America was then called in to be the NEW Mithras. He had trouble with Tiamat, as well, but when Deadpool showed up to help, they fared better. At this point, though, Tiamat was so caught up in just defeating the two heroes that his superiors felt that he had lost sight of his mission, so Deadpool was actually given Tiamat’s armor and was tasked with his mission – stop S’Met’Kth.
S’Met’Kth then showed up, and all of the world was stunned by joy (except Deadpool because of the armor). S’Met’Kth possessed Captain America’s body and decided to negotiate one on one with Deadpool…
The moment, naturally, is when Deadpool saves the world by kicking Captain America in the groin.