Hey guys. So, Sean (Trog) has been bugging me to do another review, especially since Friday night after we stopped by the comic shop where I threw down my hard earned cash for a couple issues. Last time I did this (look here) I had to ask “How the fuck do you write a review?” I mean when I agreed to help Sean out more with the site, I meant in a “yeah, I’ll start doing something” noncommittal kind of way. I didn’t expect him to actually want me to do something. What the hell, right?
I guess I’ll do what Sean keeps saying to do, and just say what I liked and then what I didn’t like… or something like that… I dunno, I wasn’t really paying attention when he was trying to talk to me about it. Anyhow, Let me give a little background on this issue first. This week I chose Marvel Comics Deadpool issue 13 (shouldn’t Deadpool be on Issue hundred-sumthin’?). It’s like a lost Deadpool issue from the seventies, resurfaced, assumably, to lay in some background for a continuing story line. Mis-reading an ad in the Daily Bugle for “Heroes for Hire!” Deadpool hooks up with Iron Fist and Luke Cage to take on the super-villian pimp (The White Man) and stop him from extorting a grieving widow and her super-hot daughter. Was that a run on sentence? Eh… fuck it.
What I liked
There’s a reason why Deadpool has become a staple of my comic book diet lately, and that’s because it’s fucking funny. I think Duggan and Posehn are doing an awesome job on the writing, and keeping the jokes entertaining. So yeah, the stories, the humor—it’s all good. For the last few issues, including this one, Deadpool has had a solid illustrative style that’s easy to decipher the action. So that’s another plus. What I really liked about this one was the retro seventies feel they gave the book with the offset print, and the moire effect of the halftone dots in the background colors. I even liked the design of the disco-styled Deadpool with the fro and all.
What I didn’t like
Not much really… It was a pretty solid book. The only kind of criticism I can give it is I felt they could of backed off from the fourth wall puns a little. I get that Deadpool does that, and it’s funny, but it seemed a little excessive in this one with the timetravel/future jokes, and some other puns. Also, I felt the could’ve pushed the retro-style of the book a little more. Like the make the cover look like an old Marvle cover from the seventies, with that big nasty-ass Logo in the left corner, and a Comics Code Authority stamp on it. Maybe even print it on newsprint, and throw in some of those cheesy ads from back then.
Well, that’s pretty much it. Definitely a solid book and worth the—HOLY SHIT! I SPENT THREE BUCKS ON THAT!? What the hell is going on with comic books these days? Remember when they were a buck? Three bucks?! How did I miss that? Well, if you make more money than I do (which most people do), and you got three bucks to spare, then I recommend you either pick up the book, or send me the three bucks so I can support myself through the next week. The choice is yours. Now I got a comic I need to eBay and see if I can get some of my money back (hey, I already read it…). Later!