Posted on November 5, 2013 AT 08:06pm
The finale to the third part of the Deadpool Odyssey has arrived, and with the finale of Deadpool Kills Deadpool, a cap on what is easily the best series of the three thus far has been put into place. The progenitor of all realities has been revealed to be the Merc with a Mouth himself, and thus began a trip to finally destroy the creators who mock him in aTruman Show-esque romp that has Deadpool going through all sorts of reality jumping nonsense that brings him face to face will a multitude of himself, all of which are fighting one another, putting up a Deadpool death toll that would number on thousands.
This is a really fun book, with the nonsensical and ridiculous humor of the character finally hitting full force. With the final battle between Deadpool, Deadpool and all the other Deadpools is raging, and with the epic conclusion hitting everyone hard, it’s up to the Earth-616 ‘Pool to really put an end to the madness. This results in a lot of fun, some great characters and a bunch of epic insanity.
Cullen Bunn has not really shown a grasp of the character in the last few installments of this odyssey, but this one has really shown major progress. It’s been fun, bloody and full of the trademark ultra-violence that Deadpool is known for. Having this many versions of the character in one place would seem like overkill, but it works within the narrative, giving a lot of great things in a small, four issue package. This is a bit of an issue only because this series is going on longer than expected, but if this quality continues, it might not be such a bad move.
The art team has done a great job here, making a lot of fun original characters and adding in a good amount of ultra-violence. Salva Espic, and Veronica Gandini did a terrific job of making things look as insane as possible, and in a great way. If this is the new standard of excellence for this series, then it should be a much more interesting ride than the previous two series.
Summary: While this is going on a bit longer than expected, this series has been fun. The final issue does a good job wrapping things up, and with the upcoming fourth installment, this should be a wild ride. The artwork is fantastic and Bunn is finally getting a read on this character, so this could wind up being an odyssey to remember.
Pros:Great artwork, fun story.
Cons:The series itself is going a bit long.
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