The mind games and tactical maneuvers continue as Wade seeks his own death. Today I will be reviewing Deadpool #51. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
So let’s talk about the book. X-Force engage in battle with Typhoid Mary and the Hand in order to find one of the snipers who killed Evilpool. The battle is fierce and X-Force manages to win, but Typhoid Mary gets away and returns to the Kingpin to report her failure. Wolverine learns that it was Daken who killed the sniper. Then the games really begin as Wade starts putting his master plan into motion. He gets X-Force to believe that he is in control of all the chaos he started and has them join him in finding Daken. He sets Tombstone and the Kingpin against each other by using Hydra Bob to drop some helpful hints. Meanwhile, Daken, who has been tracking Tombstone, steals his car and his driver and heads to the lab where the anti healing factor serum was created. By the time Tombstone arrives at the lab, it is up in flames. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. In all honesty, this issue was definitely not as good as last issue but it wasn’t entirely awful. I really was expecting a lot more action to happen but we really only got a few pages of decent battle. (Typhoid Mary’s final words to Wolverine were awesome) the rest of the book was just talk and posturing. It sets up a lot of different situations. With all of the plotting and moves being made by Deadpool, without any revelations as to what the plan actually is, the book starts to get really confusing by the time it ends. There’s simply too many things going on. Everyone has a plan but we don’t know what any of those plans are. I’m still not sure why X-Force,the Kingpin, or Daken are even needed in this story. Are they just here to increase the amount of opposition. Is there some comedic reason to include them? Usually, when there are guest appearances in a Deadpool book, the story revolves around some humorous necessity for them. This issue had almost no humor. No real inner monologues for Wade. No sarcastic asides or visual slapsticks. In fact, Wade has never been more sane or serious. He’s downright vicious, like when he first appeared way back when in X-Force #98. In a way, I’m actually getting nostalgic. I really hope that Way continues this path for Wade and keeps him in this frame of mind after this story arc ends. If Wade starts to take himself more seriously, then maybe the fans can start taking him seriously again too. After the way he has been portrayed over the past year in books like Deadpool Max and Uncanny X-Force, his image needs a remake. This cold, calculating, vicious version of Deadpool is exactly how I want to see him. Keep up the good work Daniel Way. I’m still not sure if you plan on killing Deadpool and doing some sort of hell story arc, which would be pretty cool, but I’m loving this one so far. Moving on to art. Incredible once again. Lots of known characters all drawn really well. Great expressions. Nice, detailed backgrounds. (Still think the Kingpin’s head is too small, but at least it’s consistently small) Overall, another great issue. Let’s hope the next one is the same, but with tons of action. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|decent story. nice build up. awesome art||limited action. a bit too much deception confusing the situation|
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