So far, Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan’s Deadpool series has perfectly captured the humor and gratuitous gore that the character is known for. Wade Wilson has always been a character that would be at home in a Sam Raimi movie, and that hasn’t changed with his latest incarnation.
The first arc of this new series sees Deadpool being hired by SHIELD to take down the undead Presidents of the United States, as they’ve been raised by a patriotic necromance to put the country back on the right track. The problem is, they’d rather destroy everything and start anew, so Deadpool is brought in, and things only get worse from there. In this third issue, Deadpool and SHIELD seek out the help of Dr. Strange, as they’re dealing with some pretty nasty dark magic. Strange reluctantly joins up with them, and tries to deal with the mystical side of things while Deadpool dukes it out with a reincarnated Gerald Ford.
Tony Moore seems to be a perfect fit for this series, given his pedigree, and Posehn and Duggan give him plenty of visual gags to work with. Overall, the humor is hit and miss, but when Deadpool is the starring character, there’s sort of an obligation to keep the insanity coming at a fast and furious pace.
Deadpool is a fun read, but I can already feel myself starting to get worn out after only three issues. It has always amazed me that Deadpool is so popular, because he seems like such a one-note character. Sales have shown that people love this character though, and the current creative team is giving them want they want in spades.
3 out of 5 Kitchen Sinks