Deadpool #45 (2000): Priest’s run ends

We learn that Deadpool’s roommate and Constrictor’s (kinda) girlfriend is actually Deadpool’s ex-GF, Copycat. The issue starts with the pair still trapped in tubes at Avengers Mansion, arguing about how to say Magneto’s name.

I always thought saying the word “Magnet” with an “oh” after it was the right way. But everyone says “Mag-neat-O” ever since he became a movie star.

Anyway, Taskmaster and Wizard hired Copycat to revenge on Deadpool for the various ways he f-ed with them over the last 20 issues or so.

Taskmaster threatens that Wade is a “dead man” and Deadpool corrects him, “That’s Deadpool…”

I really love Priest’s writing.

The bad news is, this is Christopher Priest’s last issue.

The good news is, Gail Simone’s run will start soon.

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In the grand tradition of leaving characters unchanged at the end of your run, Priest makes Deadpool ugly again on the last page.

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