A Double Shot of Deapool with Daredevil for Good Measure

deadpoolmerc2cBack in the old days (mid 90’s or so), I wasn’t a big fan of Deadpool. Sure, he’s a mutant with ties to Wolverine’s origin and occasionally made appearances in the X-Books, but I always considered his books to be as close to the X-Men as Ghostrider. Now, that I’m back in, and branching out from just X-Titles, I’ve gotten a chance to really see what this character is like: hilarious. I love the wacky, dark humour of these issues and even though I’m currently reading two separate Deadpool titles, I don’t feel like it’s too much.

Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #1-2

On this book specifically, I’d like to express my opinion that this book is entertaining, but sub-par in comparison to the other Deadpool title. It has ties to Marvel Zombies (all I’m going to say to not spoil it), and I don’t think that universe should be mixing with the main one. I love a crossover, but some realities should not cross into the main Marvel-U.

Overall: If the other Deadpool title just isn’t enough, pick this up.

deadpool13covDeadpool #13

If dark humor is what you long for in a comic, look no further o’ ye comic geek. You have found Deadpool! I know the character gets a lot of criticism for basking in his unseriousness, but I’ll bet those same people scowl at the gaming table when you make a joke “Out-of-Character”. Why so serious, guys? Sometimes, at the end of a hard day of reading about how Norman Osborn controls everything, Ironman on the run, and X-Men failing to please ever since Age of Apocalypse, it’s nice to relax with this book and laugh.

Overall: YOU need this. Yes, I’m talking to you. Don’t act like you don’t know. Put down that dramatic, gloomy book and read something a little more light-hearted for a change. It’s refreshing, trust me.

daredevil_119-674x1024Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #119

Speaking of dramatic, gloomy books…Daredevil. Ben Affleck aside, I’ve never been interested in this character. Handicapped people make me nervous and…well, we’ll save that for KitD. That being said, this is a decent read right now. Look past the female Bullseye and The Owl (B-grade villains for a B-grade hero, I guess), and there’s an intriguing story being told here. This issue is part four of that story, so I would suggest picking up #116, and not impulse buying like I did because your pull-list was a tad light that week.

Overall: I braved my own personal phobias to pick this up, why can’t you? I mean, the blind ARE people, too.  If you prick him, will he not kick your ass?


5 comments on “A Double Shot of Deapool with Daredevil for Good MeasureAdd yours →

  1. I dug that Wolverine game … well, the demo that I played anyway. I’m waiting for the full game to go down in price before I buy it.

  2. I love Deadpool. I hope Raven Software makes a game as good as the new Wolverine one when the Deadpool spinoff film eventually comes out.

  3. I haven’t read the Deadpool monthly, but I picked up the first ish of MERC WITH A MOUTH and didn’t care too much for it. I hear the regular monthly is really good, and I’ve been meaning to pick it up in trade. The recent MESSIAH WAR storyline in X-Force had Deadpool in it and I thought he was great. I guess it depends on who’s writing him.

    I picked up Daredevil #500 to give the series a shot. Seeing as how it was the last part of that storyline you mention, probably wasn’t the best idea on my part, but I’ll give it a shot.

  4. I didn’t care for Deadpool in his early appearances of the X-Men. He was a one dimensional character. When he got his own series, he quickly became one of my favorites. He’s actually tied for number one of my favorite characters in the Marvel Universe. Their treatment of his original series was one of the reasons I quit collecting their comics. And despite their efforts to kill it (and their lies in that regard), it kept on going because the people that took it over loved it too.

    Clearly it must have died eventually, but hopefully the genius that was Deadpool volume 1 is continued in volume 2. He is much deeper a character than originally presented in the X-titles.

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