A new story arc begins as a milestone issue is reached. (Not really though since it’s done it before. Renumbering sucks, doesn’t it?) Today I will be reviewing Deadpool #50. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
So let’s talk about the book. Wade is on a mission to die and he plans on using anyone and everyone he can to achieve his goals. Ever since he found that a magic serum exists that can kill him, Wade has been on a tear to find it. He first uses X-Force to begin the hunt. The team investigates the scene where Evilpool was shot. Wolverine gets a scent and then uses Nick Fury to find out some info. Wade also asks Daken and Hydra Bob for help. Daken decides to get the serum for himself while Bob goes to the Kingpin for help. Kingpin throws Bob out but sends Typhoid Mary and a squadron of Hand ninjas to find the serum as well. When Wade learns the identities of the snipers from Wolverine, he teleports away. X-Force try to follow him to the area of one of the possible snipers but only find a dead man. Also, Typhoid Mary and the Hand are there as well. Meanwhile, Daken visits the man he feels is the killer. Someone who hates Wade. Someone with a grudge against him. A man who goes by the name of Tombstone. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. Now this is a bit more like it. This is more of the Wade Wilson I want to see. No more psychotic outbursts. No more insulting situations. Here is Deadpool being the cold, calculating, manipulative bastard that we all know he can be. He uses X-Force to achieve his goals and once they’re achieved, he robs them and disappears. Loved it. Freaking hilarious. Speaking of humor, this issue was filled with it. And not the dumb humor that you’re used to but some actual thinking man’s humor. You really had to get the sarcasm to understand it. Also, the use of Bob and Daken was awesome. Way has a great connection to Daken, I think. I feel he needs to be incorporated more into the title. IT would be fun seeing these two psychos team up for some carnage and mayhem. As for Way’s handling of X-Force, all I gotta say is Rick Remender, eat your heart out. If you ever want to step down as X-Force writer, I definitely have a replacement that I can nominate. At least he’ll treat Deadpool with more respect. I also really enjoyed the whole chess references. That was pretty funny as well. I like the way the danger and opposition kept growing and growing and the issue progressed. I was not guessing Tombstone as the big reveal. Personally I thought it would be T-Ray, back for one final battle. Speaking of battles, that was the one thing missing from this issue. No real action. Still, even without that, the book moved along nicely and laid out a great plot that can lead to many battles next issue. The art was really cool too. Everyone looked awesome. X-Force looked the best it’s looked in a long time. Typhoid Mary looked hot. Kingpin’s head was a little small for his body, but other than that, it was perfection. Hopefully next issue will be the same. I really hope the violence starts next issue too. A great opening salvo to what will probably be a pretty good story. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|great story with a lot of wonderful guest appearances and a few surprises. good humor. awesome art||limited action|
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