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.
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.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|awesome jumping on issue for any new reader. great art. damn funny issue and concept.|
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