The next wave of Marvel NOW! books hit the shelves this week at your local comic book store. With that, I can pretty much guarantee nothing that you pick up this week is anything like the brand new Deadpool book from Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn.
After S.H.I.E.L.D. decides that it’s not good publicity for Captain America or any of the Avengers to be dealing with zombified ex-Presidents of the United States who have recently returned to the land of the living to take over the land of the free, Deadpool is recruited to subdue the threat by some reluctant agents who have no other options other than Wade Wilson.
For starters, this book is hilarious. Not that you’d expect anything less from a Deadpool book, but the Presidential puns really had me going. I’m kind of a loser who finds good puns hilarious, and Duggan and Posehn definitely deliver on that front. The story is great too. I can’t think of a better way to describe Deadpool than “not the hero we want but the scumbag we need”.
As for the artwork, Tony Moore is certainly in his element here. He’s best known for his work on ‘The Walking Dead’, which pays off exponentially because of the nature of this storyline. Though the black and white style of his former book was nice, I like seeing it in color, especially since he has a very special way with rotting flesh and sadistic spirits that makes you hear the gross squishiness of inner organs.
I can already tell that this series is going to be a lot of fun. It’s definitely one of the best issue ones that I’ve read in a long time. Deadpool fans will not be disappointed and non-Deadpool fans should definitely give it a try. And if you have the Marvel AR app on your phone, there’s some great content on there for this book, especially for the splash page towards the end.
Written by GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN
Art by TONY MOORE & VAL STAPLES
Cover by GEOF DARROW & PETER DOHERTY