Posted on June 15, 2013 AT 10:14pm
The demon saga of the brand new Deadpool is getting to a brand new level of ridiculous, and while Wade Wilson is off killing people, Agent Preston is attempting to keep thing to some level of normal. This issue is kind of an in between for the arc, with enough plot progression to keep the arc going but nothing of major importance to the series. There is a guest appearance from a certain horned hero as well, making this a fun issue to read that doesn’t have a ton of depth to make it a major event.
With Deadpool finding the next name on the list, several heroes making special appearances to keep Deadpool down. Well, kind of. Daredevil, Luke Cage and Black Widow all arrive for reasons of their own, and while things aren’t always as they seem, that’s kind of the way things go with Deadpool. The necromancer Michael is also doing some planning of his own after being sent to Hell after the Deadpool killed him, and with the plan finally coming together, things are looking to be wrapping up on this arc pretty soon.
Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan have done a great job with this series thus far, but this one feels like it’s lacking. The story progresses well and the arc seems to be moving towards a cohesive end, but there just seems to be a lack of conviction in the issue itself. There is a noted lack of immersion, though it doesn’t take away from the fun of the story, especially when other heroes see our protagonist. This dip will likely even out in the next few issues or so, but for this one, the series feels lacking.
Mike Hawthorne and Val Staples hold it down once again with this issue, looking like a true, cohesive unit in the Deadpool universe. The has been a line on consistency throughout this series, and while the team isn’t reaching any major new plateaus, there has been consistent appealing work that has been going on throughout the series, making it a visually enjoyable book.
Summary: With almost a dozen issues in the world, this series is making a mark as one of the most enjoyable books of the new Marvel relaunch. With great visuals, a fun story and some longstanding arcs, this is becoming a great series. This book lacks some of the impressiveness that other issues have had, and while this is likely a temporary setback, this is still a great series suffering from a likely temporary setback.
Pros: Strong artwork, fun story
Cons: Lack of depth during the storyline
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