Review: Deadpool, Vol. 4: Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. by Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan

Deadpool, Vol. 4: Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.Deadpool, Vol. 4: Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. by Brian Posehn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

Buddy Read with Jeff.
I *glomp* you, pal!
Neither Jeff, nor I, have any idea what *glomp* means, but we noticed our young counterparts using it a lot, decided to try to work it into a review.
You know, to prove we’re down with the hip lingo…’n stuff.
If, by any chance, it means something horrifyingly embarrassing?
Oops.

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So, Angsty Deadpool isn’t totally gone in volume 4, and it kinda brings the high-octane energy of the title down a bit. For me, anyway.
I’m just not sure where the Posehn is heading with this.
Is he now looking for a deep and philosophical Deadpool?
Is he trying to find the character’s motivation?
Are we all going to ‘hug it out’ afterward?
What?
It’s Deapool.
He eats, farts, and kills stuff, while talking to any one of his multiple personalities and/or breaking the 4th wall.
I’m not sure I really want to delve much deeper than that, you know?

Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D was definitely quite a bit lighter than the last volume, Deadpool, Vol. 3: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, but it still didn’t come close to Volume 2, in terms of pure fun.

Agent Gorman, who I already hated from his stint in the ultra sucky Elektra: Assassin, plays the assy S.H.I.E.L.D. traitor.
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I’m not sure how even made it into the agency with that the porn star mustache. The ‘stache is always a dead giveaway that someone is a smarmy character!
How did you not see this one coming Coulson?!
I’m sure after this little debacle they’ll be keeping a much closer eye on Tony Stark and Stephen Strange…
Although, the more I looked at Gorman, the more I was convinced that this may be Marvel’s attempt at a crossover with those other guys…
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Uncanny resemblance, no?

I know! Sometimes my deductive skills amaze even me!

Anyway, Gorman evidently has an LMD of Agent Preston, and he’s got it running around selling arms, pushing drugs, and raking lawns.
No, seriously. She’s got a side job doing yard work.
Why get an LMD of Preston?
No idea. But that’s what happened, and now they have to get it back in order to have some sort of vessel to put her consciousness into.
Oh. And Gorman owes Wade money.
That means he’s gotta die.

If the 70’sish issue in the front wasn’t so retarded, I might have rated this one a bit higher. Wakandian Vacation was a waste of time, though. Blech.

If I get a chance, I’ll keep reading this title, but my expectations are much lower at this point.

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2 thoughts on “Review: Deadpool, Vol. 4: Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. by Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan

  1. “He eats, farts, and kills stuff, while talking to any one of his multiple personalities and/or breaking the 4th wall.
    I’m not sure I really want to delve much deeper than that, you know?” Proof, to be blunt, that you’re not actually a fan of the character. Check out the Joe Kelly run. Plenty of angst and depth in there. The writers who wrote him as just a joke character are idiots who don’t understand the entire point of the character.

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  2. Well, you’re the x-pert. Ha! Kidding. I guess I’m just more of a fan of the funny stuff. But don’t worry, Jeff liked this one more than I did, and I’m sure he’ll post his glowing review of it on here soon. Checked out your site, and I’m pretty impressed by all of the X-men stuff you read. I’ve always been pretty intimidated by those guys, due to all the minor characters and continuity issues. Nice job!

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