Comic: "Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #1"
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Victor Gischler
Artist: Bong Dazo
Reviewer: Dr. Boogie
Plot: Deadpool is contracted by Advanced Idea Mechanics to retrieve a new biological weapon from the Savage Land before Hydra gets their hands on it. AIM isnít very forthcoming with info on what it is Deadpool is retrieving, but luckily, he is assisted by a leggy blonde ďbiologistĒ. Sheís also very tight-lipped on Deadpoolís objective. What could be so important that they need to keep it a secret from the guy they sent to get it? And if they wanted to keep it a secret, why did they put the mystery object right on the cover?
Review: Personally, I donít think Deadpool gets as much exposure as he should. Lord knows he couldíve spiced things up during the Civil War, and even the Secret Invasion for that matter.
Nevertheless, itís good to see him working solo again. More importantly, though, itís good to see him working solo and being written by someone whoís able to really capture the tone of a Deadpool story. Nothing against serious drama in comics, but I donít need to be reading anything too heavy in a comic that advertises dinosaurs and zombie cavemen. Victor Gischler manages to bring the story to life from Deadpoolís perspective, complete with other personalities chiming in, and even a few delusions here and there. In one scene, Deadpool mistakes the HAZMAT suit-wearing AIM members for beekeepers, and insists that his payment include ďa jar of your freshest, premium-grade honey.Ē
Artist Bong Dazo does some nice work with the story, particularly when depicting Deadpoolís delusions about the world around him. I was a little skeptical about his choice of making Deadpoolís AIM contact a stacked blonde claiming to be a biologist, but in a way, it fits in with the overall tone. Granted, it may simply have been a case of business as usual to have an unusually attractive academic striking a series of seductive poses while performing banal tasks, but it at least seemed to lend itself to the story in an incredulous sort of way.
Iím looking forward to seeing how the remaining six issues will play out. This first issue ends on a cliffhanger, but again, itís right there on the cover. The real question is whether or not Deadpool will get some of that honey he was after.
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)
Aug 11th, 2009, 03:14 AM
I think Deadpool should be on every team.
I think Deadpool's actually a bit overexposed these days, but that seems to be the case with far too many characters at the mo. The MU seems to consist of about five people in total (with Deadpool being TWO of them).
He did kinda spice things up in Civil War - he got beaten up by Squirrel Girl!
|I'm really surprised they don't draw Deadpool as Ryan Reynolds from now on.|
With that being said you need to read marvel zombies 3 and 4 (yes they are up to 4 now) to fully understand what the hell is going on.
|Spoilers!||Zombie Deadpool from the zombieverse got his head cut off, but still managed to escape to the regular world|
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