Arguably the best odd couple at Marvel Comics, Deadpool and Cable, are reunited for a new Infinite Comic miniseries launching in October. Titled Deadpool and Cable: Split Second, the series also reunites the creative team of the 2004 Cable and Deadpool ongoing series, writer Fabien Nicieza and artist Reilly Brown.
Nicieza tells Polygon that Split Second will be about “love lost and love found,” saying, "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, Deadpool shoots a lot of guys,” adds Brown. “Don't forget that part!"
While Split Second will debut digitally, it will also show up in physical form beginning in December, with each issue containing two digital chapters.
Nicieza promises that the series is a perfect entry point for anyone whose interest in Deadpool has been piqued by the recently released trailer for his upcoming feature film.
"Split Second has what any good story featuring Deadpool and Cable needs to have," says Niceiza, including bromance, time travel confusion, and severed body parts. Cable is actually not expected to appear in the Deadpool movie, but the film’s director has teased him as a possibility for the sequel.
Check out the official solicitation text and Brown’s full cover image for Deadpool & Cable: Split Second below.
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!