Posted on September 1, 2013 AT 05:43pm
The time has come for Deadpool to figure out who’s been stealing his organs! Joining up with Wolverine and Captain America, two more war-heroes who’ve been experimented on, Deadpool is working on taking out the people who are looking to steal pieces from him, even though they do grow back eventually. As a man called Butler works to use Deadpool to his own gain, the Merc With A Mouth is ready to get some payback, with a little help from his friends (or so he thinks).
This issue is the first part of a relatively short arc, considering the first two arcs were at least double the size of this three issue story. This issue has some fun twists, great humor and introduces even more lore to the Deadpool-verse that is just as surprising as it is completely expected. Teaming up with Cap and Wolverine will make for a fun “super-soldier” themed adventure that everyone (except maybe Deadpool) will likely soon forget, or at least want to forget.
The team of Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn do a great job of making this issue both fun and violent without making it seem like overkill. Finally tackling the issue that this book has alluded to for so long, this arc already takes a wide, surprising left turn, ending in a twist that should leave readers laughing as much as cursing the creative team, though not in a derogatory way (well, hopefully not).
The art team of Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire don’t have the same style of the usual creative team, but this book still looks great. A bit rougher, perhaps, but still pretty good. There is a bit of a lighter feel to the coloring style of Bellaire, who differs greatly from the heavier, more definitive style of series colorist Val Staples. Despite this, this is a great team of artists who work very well together, and while it’d be ill-suited for a regular role, this style works out for this issue in particular.
Summary: With a new art team filling in and a brand new story to start, this issue begins and ends on an odd, yet fun, note. While the drawing style is a bit rougher than the usual style of the regular art team, the writing team has a major handle of this very difficult character, and it’s continuing to be a fun read.
Pros: Solid, funny writing.
Cons: Art style is a bit rougher.
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