Genre: Marvel Comics/Superhero (?)
First Published: July, 2013
Source: Barnes & Noble – Bought
Wow, so sorry everyone that this post is so late. I slept late today and then bummed around all day up until I went to see Finding Dory. (Which, I have to say, I was a bit underwhelmed by and am still trying to process my feelings.)
I know I said I’d be reviewing a different book today, but this week got kind of busy, so I’m going to wait to review I Hate Fairyland until I can give it more time next week. Sorry to disappoint, but you get some Deadpool action tonight instead.
This volume collects issues #7-12 of the new Deadpool (Marvel NOW!). In this collection, all your favorite characters from the earlier issues return, but there’s some great knew ones too. Plus, there’s a very special guest that swings in. We’re shown a flashback from the 1970s of a demon that was once out in LA collecting souls and gets Iron Man into some trouble. This demon shows back up and has Deadpool doing some of his dirty work…
Okay, I’m just going to stop trying to explain this crazy plot to you all. It’s Deadpool. It’s fun. It’s crazy. It’s hilarious. Read it.
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This collection was so close to getting a 5-star rating out of me. I was laughing. I was…no…basically I was just laughing. This is such a fun volume and I liked it better than the first one.
I’m such a Deadpool fan at this point that I can’t even objectively write this review.
If you haven’t started reading Deadpool yet, you could easily dive right in to this volume. (Of course, I always suggest you start with the beginning, you don’t necessarily have to with this series.) Sure, there are lots of repeat characters that you will know and love if you read the first volume, but you’ll start to know and love them in this collection as well, since they star in an entirely knew storyline.
I believe the story starts right away in Issue #7 with a flashback to the ’70s. Now, this happens because, as is blatantly stated by them, that the writers and artists couldn’t meet their deadline and had to produce something. So, they dug out an old issue of Deadpool actually from that decade that had never been published and built a new storyline from it. At first I was a bit leery about this, but it actually all flowed really well. Plus, it was totally cool to see Deadpool in bell bottoms!
Another thing that made this comic wonderful – if you didn’t catch my drift in the synopsis – is that Spider-Man shows up! Deadpool and Spider-Man is like my favorite thing ever, and I’m so glad an entire issue in this collection is dedicated to them! (I have a Deadpool and Spider-Man background on my phone currently 😛 ) I basically laughed and smirked the entire time I was reading their banter. I just love them.
So, you may be asking yourself, if I loved everything, then why not a perfect rating for this book? There were just a few problematic things in this volume for me. But, it was nothing so bad that I wasn’t rolling around on the floor with tears streaming from my eyes over the audacity and brilliant satire of this comic. There’s so much to love that I was just being nit-picky over some little things that irked me (mainly as being a woman in a fanboy’s world).
Seriously, though. If you haven’t started reading Deadpool and satire/humor is you thing, I highly recommend you start.
There’s tons of gore and crude language, so be prepared for an R-rated comic, but, as long as that’s up you alley/doesn’t bother you, get your hands on this volume ASAP.
Are you a Deadpool fan? Thinking of becoming one? Thoughts?
Up Tomorrow: Still Undecided