Deadpool: A Cult Classic?
Over at Blog@Newsarama, The Fifth Color deconstructs the nature of a "Cult Classic" by examining the convoluted, often contradictory history of Marvel’s favorite "Merc with a Mouth," Deadpool.
"It’s not that they guy is simply funny; let’s face it, if pop culture quips and fourth wall humor was what it took to make a cult favorite, She-Hulk would be in a lot better position than she is right now. It’s not the violence either: note how Deadpool didn’t get an invite to Cyclops’s all new, all stabbing X-Force. I think both of those have caught our eye, but it’s what writers have given the character that makes him worth a second look and his own book."
It’s a thought-provoking analysis of a character who rarely gives his actions much thought… or so I thought. (Wait, now I’M confused… Anyways, just go and read it for yourself.)