Last issue, George W. Bush fought Cable to a standstill in the Oval Office. Okay, so technically (as we found out this issue) it was a Life Model Decoy specifically designed to go toe-to-toe with Cable in a verbal smackdown, but still, that’s pretty cool. This issue, not so much. Sure, it was fun in the way that Cable & Deadpool is always fun. But the end result of the two titular characters coming down hard on opposite sides of the issue didn’t really pack the punch they were trying for because Cable and Deadpool never really seem to get along anyway. Oh, and Cable’s decision to leave Cap’s team in Civil War #4 makes even less sense now (if that was even possible).
Issue #8 had the capture of Captain America. #9 had the Liberators taking over the United States. #10 had the rallying of the troops. #11 had the big fight between the Ultimates and the Liberators and the surprise return to the scene of a major player. #12 had exactly what #11 had. Yes, the fights were really freaking cool. Yes, the art was amazing. Yes, there were some tremendous OMFG moments. But it just wasn’t that satisfying after such a long wait because the sh** really isn’t going to hit the fan until next issue. Which is another good three months (at least) away. Awesome issue, but disappointing nonetheless because the wait between issues has been excruciating.
Oh, and Iron Man 6 sucked. A heavy artillery warship? I was expecting Tony to show up in a freaking Gundam. Now that’s disappointing.