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Deadpool #12 [Marvel Comics] Review

Posted on June 27, 2013 AT 07:25pm

It’s been a year since Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan took over the writing of the Deadpool, and twelve issues later, the team has been through dead Presidents, demons and even a throwback issue. In issue #12, the team of Deadpool, Agent Preston and the rest of Team ‘Pool finally finish the arc against the demon Vetis, who was using Deadpool to make a power grab in Hell. This goes about as well as anyone would expect, given who’s involved.

Vetis has been a thorn in Deadpool’s side for the last few issues, and while the Crimson Comedian hasn’t done much to help himself while hunting down lost souls for the demon, for once he’s fighting on the side of good. With the souls of several lost souls now possessed by Vetis, ‘Pool and the Gang come up with some pretty clever tricks to stop this demon from taking over Hell, and then the rest of the world.

This book has been incredibly well written thus far, albeit with the tendency to run a bit long on story arcs. This arc is no different, with these last five issues making this second arc last a bit too long. The story still wraps up well here, with more info on Deadpool’s inner sanctum, Agent Preston and the future of the group that’s been harvesting Deadpool’s organs. Posehn and Duggan have added a fun new twist to the Deadpool canon, adding less of the normal insanity that used to run rampant throughout the books and added more of a control while maintaining the comedy.

Mike Hawthorne and Val Staples have done another great job on this issue, keeping the pace up on a fun and shiny book going month after month. There seems to be a bit of an odd vibe going on with the cover work, but overall, this is one of the most consistently solid books in the Marvel stable.

This is a fun arc, and while it’s now over and moving towards the next arc, it’s good to be over. This is a great book and continues to be so, working on a level that mixes comedy with action and moves it to an amazing level of ridiculous that only Deadpool could achieve.

Pros: Great Humor, Solid Artwork

Cons:Arcs Begin To Drag

Grade: B+


Russ Pirozek, known as "Noobcrawler" to some, is a gamer and comic book fan who sometimes gets around to writing for He's also awesome. If someone looked up "awesome" in the dictionary, his picture wouldn't be there, but that's because he's too busy being awesome to pose for a photo.

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