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The creators of Cable & Deadpool will team up again for Deadpool & Cable: Split Second

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Back in 2004, Fabian Nicieza and Reilly Brown brought the world Cable & Deadpool, an immensely popular pairing of one of the Marvel Universe's biggest clowns (Deadpool) with one of its biggest straight men (Galactus — I mean, Cable). Now, Marvel is bringing the creators back for a whole new spin on Cable & Deadpool.

It's called Deadpool & Cable.

Deadpool & Cable: Split Second is about "love lost and love found," Nicieza told Polygon. "It is about struggling through a life of regret and struggling through the soulful tug of conscience that nags at us as a species, tasking us to ask of ourselves, 'Is this all I am? Is this all I can be? Do I have the courage to be more?'

"If we fail to answers those questions for each and every one of our readers, then we will have failed in our assignment."

"Also," added Brown, "Deadpool shoots a lot of guys. Don't forget that part!"

Deadpool & Cable: Split Second #1 will premiere in October as a six-issue digital first series in Marvel's Infinite Comics format. It'll also be packaged as a physical comic with two digital installments in each print issue. The first of those will hit real life shelves in December.

The creators agreed that the book would be a good starting point for new fans who may have become interested in Deadpool now that the trailer for his movie got a standing ovation at Comic-Con. "Split Second has what any good story featuring Deadpool and Cable needs to have," Niceaza answered (and he would know, seeing as how he co-created the character with Rob Liefeld). He went on to list those elements, which included:

  • Mercenary action
  • Bromance
  • A fun new villain
  • Plasma bullets
  • Bloody katanas
  • Humor
  • Time travel confusion
  • Severed body parts
  • Screaming Hydra agents
  • Internal conflict
  • Time travel confusion
  • External conflict
  • Time travel confusion

Brown — who shares artist and co-writer duties on Split Second — has worked in Marvel's Infinite Comics before with Deadpool: Dracula's Gauntlet, and he promises to pull out all the stops this time:

"The time travel aspect of the story gives us the opportunity to use some really cool storytelling techniques, and we're going to be doing some stuff that will really melt brains... Or at least cause huge headaches at all the logical impossibilities, like any good time travel story!"

Here's all the nuts and bolts on Deadpool & Cable: Split Second #1, the official summary, and the full cover by Brown.

DEADPOOL & CABLE: SPLIT SECOND #1

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA & REILLY BROWN

Penciled by REILLY BROWN

Cover by REILLY BROWN

Variant cover by KRIS ANKA

Call them a duo with a special kind of dynamics ... call them the odd couple but with guns ... call them 90s comics distilled down into two characters — DEADPOOL AND CABLE ARE BACK, BABY! That’s right — The Merc with the Mouth and the Soldier with the Scowl are together again in this all-new series! When Cable gets a vision of a terrible future set off by the death of one man, he knows he must protect him no matter what! I’ll get you three guesses who’s been hired to kill that guy. Go on, guess. The fan favorite team of Fabian Nicieza & Reilly Brown have reunited to get the gang back together — and it feels so good!

Deadpool Cable Split Second