WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool #2, on sale now.
Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool is perhaps the strangest tie-in to Marvel's massive, symbiote-themed event. The latest issue in the miniseries has Deadpool mouthing off his usual quips and one-liners, although it comes with a bit of a continuity problem this time around, related to Wade Wilson's pizza tastes.
Fans of the 2016 film Deadpool are sure to remember Wade's introductory pizza scene. He orders a pineapple and olive pie with burned crust to another dude's apartment. This scene was taken straight from 2008's Deadpool #10, which was part of writer Daniel Way's run on the character. But now, in Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool #2, everything you thought you knew about Wade's love for pizza's most controversial topping has seemingly changed.
In the tie-in miniseries, Carnage is after Deadpool because, not too long ago, the Merc With a Mouth merged with four symbiotes at once. Cletus wants the spines (literally) of any former symbiote hosts so he can devour their pieces of the symbiote codex, so Carnage basically views Wade as a unicorn now.
Throughout Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool #2, Wade uses the example of pineapple pizza to relate to other equally terrible things. For instance, he jeer Spider-Man about how the webslinger basically equated their former friendship to the likes of a pineapple pizza. When Carnage sends some other symbiote-infected villains after Deadpool, Wade likens these baddies to pineapple pizza.
At the end of this issue, Norman Osborn shows up, wearing his own bit of the Carnage symbiote. Deadpool immediately knows it's Norman under the red ooze. But as of the events of Amazing Spider-Man #800, Norman's taken to thinking of himself as Cletus Kasady. So when Norman tells Wade he's actually Cletus, Wade pegs the entire scenario as a crummy, pineapple pizza rendition of Abbott and Costello's "Who's on first?" bit.
The gag seemingly contradicts what Way established about the characters, as Wade apparently used to love pineapple-and-olive pizza. Now, it's the brunt of his jokes for an entire issue. This is either a humorous continuity error, or maybe Wade finally changed his mind and realized that pineapple simply doesn't belong on pizza.
If this is actually just a continuity error, should anyone really fuss over it? No, probably not. But it's still a funny little detail. And it's not the only one in Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool #2. There's also some clever little placement in the artwork that teases an f-bomb being thrown in Wolverine's direction. As for Wade's varied choice in pizza toppings, that little bug will either be properly explained sometime later or disregarded entirely. Likely the latter.
Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool #2 is on sale now.