Comic: "Baby's First Deadpool Book"
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Various
Artist: Various

Reviewer: Dr. Boogie
Posted: 1/8/2008

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.

Overall rating: WholeWholeWholeWholeHalf
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)

Reader Comments

The Dork Knight
Jan 8th, 2008, 04:57 PM
Deadpool is a comic which sounds like I would digg it, but it is unfairly unrepresented in Austria next to 4 different Spider-Man issues and 50 or so stuff featuring the blue and yellow spandex of Wolverine a week.
What a shame.
Funky Dynamite
Jan 8th, 2008, 05:16 PM
His outfit is similar to Spiderman's, and he's got a feud going with Wolverine. It all makes sense!
Chimichanga enthusiast
Jan 8th, 2008, 05:35 PM
good article. does anyone here read Cable & Deadpool? It's going to be canceled apparently but it is probably my favorite comic right now, next to Ultimate Spider-man.
also I'm a big deadpool fan if you couldn't tell by my avatar already!
The Goddamned Batman
Jan 8th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Wow, I never knew this book even existed.

I've never really followed Deadpool. I like the character well enough because he's a total smartass bastard, but I've just never followed his books for some reason.
Jan 8th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Deadpool is probably one of my all time favorite comic characters. How many other characters have teamed up with the X-Men, while wearing the original Marvel Girl costume?
From the Home of MST3K
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:13 AM
Deadpool is so, so awesome.
Fookin' up planets!
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:54 AM
Deadpool = The only cool shit by Rob Leifeld.
Forum Virgin
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:14 PM
I don't really follow Deadpool (or any one comic in general) but from what I have read, I really liked how he breaks the 4th wall and how he is unapologetically insane, I seem to remember hearing somehow that he learned he was just a comic book character and that's why he breaks the 4th wall so much, plus it made him immortal to learn the secret of his universe... or maybe I just dreamed that after a bad chilli dog...
Waiting for the worms.
Jan 9th, 2008, 02:59 PM
If Deadpool has a children's book, dresses in ladies clothing, and breaks the 4th wall like Animal Man (which is brilliance), he is made of solid awesome.
Built in the 80s
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:07 PM
I need to get me a copy of that issue!
Last of the Time Lords
Jan 10th, 2008, 02:05 AM
Deadpool is just about the greatest character in the entire Marvel Universe (as well as one of the few Joe Quesada hasn't manage to wreck in some way). Cable & Deadpool is perhaps the funniest book on the shelves right now, and its upcoming cancellation is going to leave Earth 616 a lousier place.

Seriously, how is it that Cable is getting his own new series (does anyone really care about that guy?) but Wade is being left in the lurch? If he does not show up again soon then one of few remaining reasons for reading Marvel will have to be scratched off the list.
Chimichanga enthusiast
Jan 10th, 2008, 07:36 AM
He'll probably get his own series with Bob, Weasel and Agency X :D Well, I certainly hope so since I love both Deadpool and Agent X.
Dr.Acula MD
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:30 PM
I'm a HUGE Deadpool fan, always have been. He's perhaps the single greatest character to come out of 90's Marvel. I got all sad when they cancelled all talks of the DP movie starring Ryan Reynolds...