As you saw in the preview posted earlier this week, Wade Wilson had his hands full with one tricky Dick known more commonly as Richard Nixon as he attempted to destroy Watergate in the most recent issue of ‘Deadpool’ from Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan. Though he has the ghost of Benjamin Franklin on his side, he recruited a bit more help to rid the Marvel Universe of the undead Presidents in the form of the recently re-crowned Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Strange.
Two C’s that frequently get ignored by storytellers these days whether it be in movies, on television, or in literature are continuity and consistency. The medium of comic books tends to do continuity fairly well, falling second to British television, but everyone has their bad days. Same goes for consistency. Sometimes a series will be very good and extremely engaging, but then other times things fall flat as the series progresses and it loses some of the consistent good work that came before it. ‘Deadpool’ is not at all like that. Posehn, Duggan, and the whole team have consistently delivered funny moments, engaging battles, and the Merc with a Mouth’s trademark silliness and vulgarity since this title started. I know that we’re still on the first arc of the series and only three issues in, but this book has been something that I’ve enjoyed since day one. When it comes time to write these reviews for my weekly haul, ‘Deadpool’ is one of the only books that I regularly cannot say a bad thing about, along with ‘Hawkeye’ and ‘Batman’.
Similar to the Matt Fraction/David Aja collaboration on the Earth’s Mightiest Archer book, I have nothing but praises to sing for Deadpool. Hopefully the quality of the series will continue to stay at this level. Additionally, I hope that they continue reference Franklin’s crazy sexcapades more often because those lines are certainly very welcome.
Written by GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN
Art by TONY MOORE & VAL STAPLES
Cover by GEOF DARROW & PETER DOHERTY