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Deadpool #8 [Marvel Comics] Review

Posted on April 26, 2013 AT 09:00pm

Well, it looks as though the second arc of Deadpool is underway, with issue seven, which looked as though it was a stand alone issue, was actually a bit of a precursor to the newest arc of the series. After the events of thirty years ago (last issue), a demon is playing Deadpool to collect the souls of a few special people who made a deal with him for supernatural power. With Agent Preston now stuck in Deadpool’s head and Michael, the Necromancer and Ghost Ben Franklin on the case, the hit list for Deadpool is now the only option, and the Merc With A New Voice In His Head now has a daunting mission ahead of him.

This issue was a lot of fun, with the humor finally running on all cylinders.  There’s action, mystery and an air of the supernatural, along with all the killing and mayhem that results from a visit from the Crimson Comedian. With the trademark inner-voice that made Deadpool a household name, some crazy demonic beings and the trademark insanity that has become the standard with a title featuring Deadpool, this series went from zombie President silliness to dull fledged supernatural insanity.

Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan are using their comedic wit to its full potential in this issue, re-introducing the inner voice of Deadpool that was made so famous during the Daniel Way run of the title. This time the voice is the recently almost-deceased Agent Preston, who argues with Deadpool non-stop, creating a terrific dynamic that reflects the dynamic of the two writers. While the first arc had it’s issues when it first started, this arc is starting off very strong, with the “throwback” issue and this one building up towards becoming one of the premiere titles of the Marvel catalog.

This arc also marks a new art team for the book, as well. While Tony Moore did an great job as the artist for this tile in the first arc, Mike Hawthorne has now stepped in, and so far he’s been wonderful. This issue has some great artwork in it, complimenting the strong writing very well. Val Staples, the colorist for the project from the first issue has been consistently well done, and it continues here, with the colors looking bright and fun. This artwork compliments the ridiculousness of the story very well, making this a great issue all around.

Summary: This series is becoming one of the best books of Marvel NOW! With a new level of humor, some great work from the new art team and a new arc that is full of the insanity Deadpool is known for, this title is making waves in the comic book world. With great writing, artwork and a premise that while supernatural is looking to be just as entertaining as any story arc every created for the character.

Pros: Strong Writing, Beautiful Artwork

Cons: Very little, this is a very strong issue.

Grade: A+

Russ Pirozek, known as "Noobcrawler" to some, is a gamer and comic book fan who sometimes gets around to writing for DigitalNoob.com. 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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