Comic: "Baby's First Deadpool Book"
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Various
Reviewer: Dr. Boogie
Plot: Deadpool stars in his own book of happy funtime activities for kids! All others go to hell.
Review: All too often, comic books explore a lot of familiar territory: The villain appears, the hero fights the villain, the hero defeats the villain, the villain turns out to be a robot version of himself, the real villain kills the hero, the dead hero turns out to be a different hero from an alternate reality, etc. What luck, then, that I should happen upon this wonderful bit of comic mischief.
Rather than being a single story about Deadpool, Baby's First Deadpool Book contains an assortment of Deadpool-related things. Kid's stories, paint by numbers, and paper dolls are just a few of the things you'll find between the covers of this gem. Thrill as Deadpool and his transvestite friend, Blind Al, go for a walk, marvel as Deadpool and his friend Blarney the Dinosaur head to a child's birthday party. Hell, if you're not careful, you may even learn something.
There's a lot to like here in BFDPB, but my favorite would have to be the "Alphadead". Therein, Deadpool recites to you, the gentle reader, all the letters of the alphabet, in the form of rhyming couplets that reference a number of characters in the Marvel universe. SPOILER ALERT: some of them are dead now!
In all seriousness, though, I thought this was a great book. It really captures the essence of a real children's book, only it's funny enough for adults! There's no shortage of dark, moody superheroes in the Marvel universe. It's nice to see that at least one man is keeping everything in perspective.
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)
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