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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Night of the Living Deadpool #1

February 1st, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Ramon Rosanas
Published by: Marvel Entertainment

What’s black and white and read all over?? It’s Night of the Living Deadpool!!

Everyone’s favorite Merc with the mouth is back in yet another series written by the always talented Cullen Bunn. The issue begins in classic Deadpool style with him waking up from a “chimichanga coma” in his favorite Mexican restaurant Dolores. He finds the place trashed and abandoned, but the owners were nice enough to leave him a note to explain their absence ( it’s a zombie apocalypse would you come to work?). After walking around for a little while he decides the world is playing a joke on him; I mean the world doesn’t just end right? Unfortunately though, it seems that it has.

When Deadpool encounters his first zombie it’s truly an original experience. Zombies are portrayed in many different ways throughout various types of medium; some are slow brainless creatures, some are fast moving and vicious, and others are a little of both. Cullen Bunn’s zombies appear to be slow moving; but in a new twist they have feelings, memories and emotions. Most beg Deadpool to kill them so they can stop the destruction they are causing to the world. In fact instead of zombies flocking to him in hopes of a meal, they hope he will take them all out. In the end he ends up being picked up by some other humans and finding that he is the only superhero left. How did the other heroes die you ask? Hopefully that will be addressed in future issues.

The art is also different from all the other Deadpool comics in the fact that it is black and grey, with the exceptions of Deadpool himself who is fully colored, and his memories which are in full color. Coloring the memories is a unique concept that you don’t see in a lot of comics, typically if a book is done in black and grey they stick to that.

I have told many friends that the only way you won’t like this title is if you hate zombie parodies. While many parts of this comic are distinctly Deadpool some parts are eerily similar to Robert Kirkman’s comic, The Walking Dead and other zombie comics. But if anyone can do a parody and make it their own it’s Deadpool. From cover to cover there isn’t a boring moment in the issue.

I personally love this book and can’t wait to see what is to come! (I hope he can find a Mexican restaurant still serving chimichangas!)

4 out of 5 nerds

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