Here’s one that slipped past me last Christmas.
At first glance, not much to write home about. “Pete & Miles in Off Duty,” is no Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Only the best incarnation of all the silver screen Spider-Mans by the way. No, “Pete & Miles in Off Duty” is, well, not sure how to describe it.
In a way.
Yeah, you could say that.
In short it’s just not good.
Now, “Nuts and Bots” is a different story. Literally. Squirrel Girl and Doc Doom. C’mon. That’s a match up. Not a heavy weight title bout, but still way more entertaining than midget wrestling.
Finally, Squirrel Girl is getting a little respect. She deserves it. Her own title and some guest appearances. Good stuff.
What I haven’t mentioned about the holiday special is the Deadpool framing sequence. Deadpool is our emcee for the show. In a Saturday Night Live or old Muppet Show twist, Deadpool is brought forward from behind-the-scenes allowing Squirrel Girl to interact with him.
The two go toe-to-toe, not with fisticuffs or weapons, but in a far more deadly verbal one-on-one.
Finally, “Holi-La-La-Days” continues to make amends for a slow start. Deadpool steps out of the framing sequence to help move the story to a satisfying conclusion with Hawkeye playing detective.
A worthy addition to anyone’s holiday collection.Read More