Sorry this is a bit late. It is Super Bowl Weekend after all. We didn't get a chance to finish coloring, and I didn't get a chance to finalize some script changes, but I figured it'd be better to post what we have, than make you wait any longer. Don't be surprised if this strip gets retconned in some way, if Mike objects to something. (He often criticizes our punchlines)
In other news, I've been waiting forever to get Deadpool into one of our strips. It's sort of hard to write Deadpool into a comic book parody strip, since Deadpool himself doesn't take himself too seriously. I guess in this case, it's amusing that Deadpool is playing the straight man, while Cable plays the role of weird cross dresser from the future.
This issue does mark our big 50th issue! We've decided to consider issue 52 our Anniversary issue since technically we publish "once per week". I've convinced Mike to draw someone jumping out of a cake, but we've yet to decide on a character. Unfortunately Mike seems to think drawing Xorn jumping out of a cake would be funny, whereas my idea of frosting covered Power Girl and Rogue gets turned down. According to Mike:
"Why would Power Girl jump out of a cake with Rogue? It doesn't make any sense they aren't even in the same universe"
...Yeah ok. In a completely unrelated story, Mike was born without a penis.