Wade Into the Dead Pool
X-FORCE vol.1 #2
"The Blood Hunters"
plot and art: Rob Liefeld
script: Fabian Nicieza
In Port Menier, Anticosti Island, Quebec, Weapon X (Garrison Kane) finds his quarry Deadpool. Deadpool has been assigned to obtain some Japanese software while it is en route to a NATO research facility in Manitoba. Kane, monitors the situation and then finally strikes and catches Deadpool off-guard. Tolliver's men escape while the two fight it out. Kane gets the upper-hand and Deadpool is cornered. Then, G.W. Bridge appears and wants to get Kane to help him bring in Cable for SHIELD. While talking, Deadpool escapes and Kane tells Bridge that he will not help.
X-Force decides to go through a training run in the woods of their new base. Cable says that he has Feral hiding in the woods and the team has fifteen minutes to find and contain her. They set out and Feral watches from the trees. She then pounces on Cannonball as he flies by. She steers his flying body to ram into Warpath, taking them both out. Boom-Boom uses her new wrist-launchers to surprise Feral and stuns her. Feral recovers and then takes out Boom-Boom and Domino. Shatterstar is finally able to match her ferocity when suddenly Cannonball flies into her to stop her. The team gathers around when suddenly Feral lashes out and slices Cannonball's stomach. Cable knocks out Feral and they all teleport back to their base.
On the roof of the World Trade Center, Arianna Jankos' scientists finalize building their inter-dimensional teleportation machine. Black Tom has them turn it on while commenting that he has wanted to see his friend's "pug-ugly face" again. The machine stirs to life.
Cannonball lays in the med-lab recovering. Cable and Domino enter and all three discuss that Feral is almost to animalistic for to be contained and to work with the team. Cable continues to try to see what they need to do to deal with her.
Black Tom waits while the machine continues to whir away. He spouts off that he is ready to finally see his friend again. Then, there is a giant explosion. The dust settles and the Juggernaut is seen and announces he is back and it is ready to kick some butt...
WHAT I LEARNED IN THE DEAD POOL...
We learn a little bit more about Deadpool in this appearance...
He was a member of the Weapon X project
He has a history with Garrison Kane (the current Weapon X)
First mention that he is a mercenary
He can teleport (with a personal teleporter)
He survives a gun shot to the head or chest (we cant really be sure where)
He speaks alot more in this issue and we start to see the birth of "The Merc With a Mouth" as he never shuts up. In this way he is very much like Spider-Man, using words to confuse and distract his opponent.
This is the first appearance of Garrison Kane.
next stop: X-FORCE #4
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