Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Deadpool #1

Deadpool #1
Written by Daniel Way and Illustrated by Paco Medina
Published by Marvel Comics

I think Deadpool is pretty cool. I have his action figure and I saw a lot of ads for this comic in all the other comics I read. I was really happy when I saw that this came out today. It was the first time that I read a Deadpool comic so I didn’t know what I was expecting.

It’s a funny comic book that is also serious. The Skrulls are attacking in this comic like they are in a lot of other comics that I’m reading but it’s a little sillier in this book.
A big Skrull ship is getting ready to land in a baseball field during a game and then the stupid mascot starts waving at the ship. The Skrull leaders shoot the mascot and then land the ship to take over the baseball stadium.

The next page made me laugh a lot because the mascot is really Deadpool. He’s still in the mascot outfit except for his real head and he has two huge machine guns and wants to know how to curse in the Skrull language. All of the Skrulls look like they’re going to attack but they start asking for Deadpool’s autograph instead. I like how Deadpool calls them ‘little green weirdos’.

It turns out that Deadpool was just imagining that the Skrulls wanted his autograph. He’s just crazy. And not crazy like how Batman is going around beating up bad guys with pipes and bats. Deadpool is crazy where he just goes around and does really stupid stuff and he doesn’t make any sense. Like in one part he takes off his parachute because he’s not falling to the ground fast enough. What kind of sense does that make?

At one part the Skrulls send in a super skrull who has Iron Man’s power and the Torch’s and a water guy’s and Deadpool isn’t even fighting him. I was laughing while I was reading this part because Deadpool is singing the coconut song while he’s making a bomb to put on the Skrull ship. All the Skrulls want to fight but Deadpool just sings his dumb song while he blows up the ship. I laughed again because Deadpool started imagining that all of the Skrulls were videogame people. It was drawn really funny, too, just like if someone was playing a game of this.

There was a part that was kinda gross when he got his head hurt and they showed his gross skin. I don’t know why his skin looks all messed up like that but at least now I know why he wears a mask.

A few other parts I liked about the art were how the Skrull ship was drawn and how the Super Skrull looked. I like the last page with how Deadpool was acting like he was in the army and the picture of him saluting was done very well.

I was pretty surprised by the end, but I’m not sure if he’s just imagining it or not. It’s hard to tell because he’s just so nuts. He’s really crazy. I like him because he does weird things and he’s funny about it. He’s making jokes and talking stupid while doing his battles. It’s like you can’t figure out what he’s going to do and that’s fun. I’m glad this book was so good. I didn’t want to get mad since I was really looking forward to it. It’s probably going to end up being one of my favorite comics.

My Rating: 9.5 out of 10


Anonymous said...

Deadpool is the greatest! Definitely gonna have to get this comic! Good work on the review!

Anonymous said...

Wow Liam! I've been looking forward to this comic for months, but my usual comic shop didn't get it in on it's date. I've been an avid fan of Deadpool for quite some time and was really worried that with the new writer (Daniel Way) this comic might not be up to par with his previous series. Luckily, we seem to share the same taste in humor and superheroes so from your review, I think I'm going to enjoy the series.

Thanks for not giving away the ending, I look forward to what you were talking about!

brian said...

Nice review, Liam. I don't know anything about Deadpool, but you make him sound pretty interesting. I'll have to check this book out.

Best line in your review:

He’s just crazy. And not crazy like how Batman is going around beating up bad guys with pipes and bats.

Martin said...

This was a really interesting review. I haven't read a new comic in many years, so this was an eye-opening read for me. You made Deadpool sound very interesting- now I just might pick up a copy!

It would be cool to know how a truly crazy hero would act. Glad to know he can beat the bad guys in spite of his disability! I agree completely with the comment by Brian- your observation about how his craziness compares to batman was really insightful.

Thankyou for the great review- I'm looking forward to your next one!

isaac said...

Great review! My first Deadpool comic was Deadpool v.2 #2 and it was one of the funniest comics I ever read. I still have it and it still makes me laugh.

Anonymous said...

You are the best kid on the planet.

I have never laughed so hard in my life (and this isnt making fun of you either!)

I wish there were more kids like you Liam.

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