After an excellent first issue, the ball keeps rolling for Deadpool and his new team of merry men behind the scenes. For issue two, Wade Wilson continues his mission to take down the undead Presidents of the United States by going after Theodore Roosevelt in the Los Angeles Zoo. But while the Merc with a mouth has his hands full with Telescope Teddy, George Washington is raising an army to take back the country he founded.
Not only has this title brought up a sudden interest in historical figures, but it also continues to keep me laughing just as the first issue did. For instance, when the elephant impales Deadpool, he comments on the “Sploorp” sound that his insides make. For some reason that makes me laugh. Also, the pun levels in this issue are great as well. Some of these jokes just shouldn’t be funny, yet I’m stifling laughter so that my fellow patrons of a coffee shop don’t think I’m crazy.
In terms of artwork, there’s a level of mastery that comes out of drawing and coloring Deadpool’s insides and a burning elephant. Though both aren’t the most beautiful images when you read that sentence, there’s just something nice and pretty about seeing them on the page. Only in a Deadpool comic can one find beauty in these grotesque things.
Overall, I’m pleased with where this title is going. I’m greatly entertained by the whole production, especially now that Deadpool is teaming up with a ghost version of Ben Franklin.
Written by GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN
Art by TONY MOORE & VAL STAPLES
Cover by GEOF DARROW & PETER DOHERTY