Deadpool #49.1 Review


And now, a musical interlude/recap of the past few years in Deadpool’s life. Today I will be reviewing Deadpool #49.1. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Deadpool #49.1

So let’s talk about the book. Deadpool is chasing some bad guys and instead of killing them with weapons, he kills them with a musical recap of the highlights of his life from the past year. All set to some nice musical melodies and songs. (OPP bitch. Old skool rules.) And that’s the book.

So let’s talk opinions. Now this, to me was a perfect issue. It did exactly what it was supposed to do. The whole purpose of the .1 concept was to create a one and done story that will allow new readers to pick up the book, learn about the character, and decide whether or not they want to collect the title. This issue did just that. Not only did it recap Deadpool’s entire last couple of years of comics, it did it to some awesome music. It also showed the reader exactly what they’re in for when reading a Deapool comic. Humor, violence and heaps of insanity. Seeing some of that highlight reel brought back some great memories of the past arcs when I first read them. The whole Wolverine/Daken one was one of my favorite stories back then. It really had some nice family issues that were addressed. The Invasion arc was funny as hell too. Especially the way Deadpool completely outsmarted and outinsaned the Skrulls. The Spider Man crossover was a classic as these two wise-asses got together for some monkeying around. It also brought back that moronic space adventure but nobody’s perfect all the time. It also foreshadowed Deadpool’s “death” which should be happening next issue. Hopefully it will be a great story. The art this issue was pretty cool too. Especially considering that the artist had to recreate everything that happened in over 50 issues and make it look familiar to current readers. Great job. Deadpool has a lot of potential in the future. I just hope the writer starts taking him seriously again and putting him in some nice combat situations. Deadpool is not a one trick pony. He is a tactically sound opponent as well as a competent fighter. Let’s get him doing some of that again instead of running into walls just because its funny and he can eventually knock them down. Maybe bring back some supporting cast form the past. Maybe even become a mercenary for hire again. He needs a purpose. Being a hero is not it. Maybe it’s time for him to be a villain again. I would enjoy reading that. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.


Pros Cons
awesome jumping on issue for any new reader. great art. damn funny issue and concept.

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  1. Doctor Deadpool says:

    If you liked that, then you’ll love this:

  2. TheLambOfDeth says:

    Nice review. It was cool seeing just how much happened n this volume, but I though the art was down right terrible. Besides Barberi, Marvel needs to start putting some A-list artist on a Pool book. Anyway, It almost seems like Way’s run is better in on condensed issue than 48 issues lol.

    I just hope Way leaves the title after “Dead” is over. IMO he’s actually been regressing the charatcer for quite some time. Deadpool isn’t as popular as he was even a year ago, so IDK why Deapool as to be so PC no. Is it so much to want to written more akin to his origins? I want to to see a unmerciful, bloodthirsty, psychopathic assassin with a black sense of humor who isn’t a joke.

    Yeah it’s a long-winded post, but Deadpool was the reason I started reading comics…I just want to see this guys kill somebody, and not get all emo and needy over it. My favorite comic book character has a book, and I don’t even care about it.

    • Victor Kutsenok says:

      Thanks for the comment Lamb. I agree completely. Deadpool was originally a no nonsense mercenary who was feared and respected. Now he’s being written as a psychopath who is despised and laughed at. I do blame Way for it but we are to blame too. We’ve grown too complacent and just accepted it. Mostly due to the fact that there is so much Deadpool content on the stands that the main series just got accepted as the joke of the bunch. Now with only that series left, along with Deadpool Max which I wouldn’t even use for toilet paper since that would be an insult to the shit it would be wiping, we really need to get the writers focused on bringing this once awesome character back to his original greatness.

  3. TheLambOfDeth says:

    The thing that really stand out, IMO from Way’s run is just how little Deadpool has changed…it’s hard to imagine you can take a character through 50 issues, and no growth what so ever happens. Even in the other books he was in like X force, he was still neutered. I wonder if there’s a writer on the Marvel character that could take him back to his roots.

    I do agree do, as bad as Way has been…too many people are completely happy with him being a silly joke with swords. The thing is, it seems like most people like Pool the way he is, which is really disheartening.


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