Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Salva Espin
Colorist: Veronica Gandini
Published by: Marvel Comics
Deadpool is the most unpredictable character in comic books. The Merc with the Mouth is always going on random adventures filled with violence, cracking jokes, and more violence. An alternate universe version of Deadpool has learned that he is, indeed, a fictional character and refuses to be someone’s puppet for entertainment. The only way to do that? By killing every Deadpool in the multiverse.
Deadpool has never been a deep character. The best way to write him is to make him a shallow, 4th wall-breaking, wise ass and Cullen Bunn has it down perfectly. This book is filled with everything people love about our favorite merc. There are copious amounts of violence, one-liners, and very tongue-in-cheek versions of Deadpool, but I won’t give any of them away! That’s half the fun!
For all of the shallowness of the character, the art in this book and on the cover is beautiful. Deadpool might be all fun and games, but Salva Espin and company mean serious business! (Although its a ton of fun seeing how many different versions of the character they can actually draw, I’m convinced that they just put random names and items into a hat to decide what versions to make!)
This is a short review because Cullen Bunn has made the focus of this book on exactly what it should be: having a good time. If you’re looking for an in-depth story with deep-layered characters, this isn’t the book for you. But if you love Deadpool aka the Merc with the Mouth, pick this book up and enjoy! I know I am!
4 out of 5 nerds