Deadpool: black, white and; Blood provides the Merc with a Mouth with the perfect team with Wolverine – or a Wolverine clone of Laura Kinney, at least.
Warning: Contains major spoilers for Deadpool: Black, White and Blood # 1!
dead Pool is usually nobody’s preferred partner in Marvel Comics. In fact, most heroes try to avoid it as often as possible. However, in Deadpool: Black, White and Blood # 1, The Mercenary with a Mouth finally has a team that is worth it for both parties involved. Deadpool’s perfect sidekick is Gabby Kinney – AKA Honeybadger or Scout.
Gabby Kinney is one of the few Laura Kinney (Wolverine) clones to survive. She was created by Alchemax, although she eventually came to live with Laura. She has lived in Krakoa ever since, trying – and struggling – to fit in with the X-Men and other mutants inhabiting the island. So far, she’s one of the only heroes able to endure Deadpool. In fact, the two are pretty good friends, which may come as a bit of a surprise to many. After all, Wade regularly annoys Wolverine, and Gabby is rather young to hang out with such a violent and bizarre antihero, with a 2016 series revealing that she was thirteen.
“Red All Over” has the creative team of Tom Taylor, Phil Noto and Joe Sabino of VC. This story features Gabby and Deadpool teaming up after Wolverine and Spider-Man ignore the mercenary’s calls. Immediately, the two make a great pair as Gabby insists that they are best friends and that she should be the first person Deadpool calls for help. These motley misfits come together to stop the zombie animals – a task they’ve already taken on. Even though Deadpool seems like the worst person to associate with a young mutant, this partnership is paying off. This particular example reveals how perfect a Gabby sidekick is for Wade.
For starters, Deadpool can’t really scare Gabby at this point in his life. It is a Wolverine clone that was created to kill, who Has already killed. Violence is not foreign to him. While Deadpool’s methods can be messy, that’s not a major reason the two don’t work together. Gabby is a clone of Laura – who was once considered a Wolverine clone. Deadpool is still trying to hang out with the original Wolverine – so it’s really a win-win situation. This is especially true as Gabby is much less irritated with Wade, which allows her to have the Wolverine friendship that he has missed for so long. Additionally, Gabby and Deadpool bring out the best in each other and understand each other like no one else seems. After taking down a zombie zebra, Gabby reveals that she sees herself in it – a weapon made in a lab – that Deadpool easily identifies with. To make her feel better, the mercenary decides to make a more personal appeal to the man responsible for the zebra.
Instead of leaving a trail of bodies in the way of the company building, Gabby is able to speak without a hitch. Ultimately, Deadpool still has to murder the man as he has no remorse for his actions, but not without excusing the Wolverine clone from the room and sparing him sight of the action. The kids seem to bring out the best in Deadpool and give back a part of his humanity, but Honey Badger doesn’t stop him from being the killing machine he’s been transformed into. Additionally, she also doesn’t hesitate to amputate a limb potentially infected with Wade’s zombie virus to save him (although he probably doesn’t need it) – all in the interest of a true friendship. . dead Pool and Honey Badger make a great team and if the Mercenary with a Mouth needs a legitimate sidekick, it absolutely should be her.
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