Review: Deadpool, Vol. 5: Wedding of Deadpool by Brian Posehn

Deadpool, Vol. 5: Wedding of Deadpool

Deadpool, Vol. 5: Wedding of Deadpool by Brian Posehn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

2.5 stars

The title is pretty darn accurate, so I don’t think I’ll be spoiling anything if I let it slip that Deadpool gets hitched in this one.

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The actual wedding is only a tiny part of the volume, and the rest is filled up with Wade’s previous marriages.
According to his memories *cough* he’s been married quite a few times.
In other words, you have an unreliable narrator telling silly stories about how he met and married various women. It’s up to the reader to pick through and decide if he’s even met some of these women, much less married them. And I guess that’s half the fun of reading this title.
I will say that I didn’t have as hard a time reading this as I originally thought I would. Sure, it’s really repetitive and full of chimichangas and dick jokes, but I guess most Deadpool fans already know what they’re getting into, right?
So is this something you should read?
How the hell should I know?!

One interesting thing about this volume is that the cover (issue #27) made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most comic book characters on a single issue.

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Yep. Seriously.

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Review: Deadpool, Vol. 2: Soul Hunter by Brian Posehn

Deadpool, Vol. 2: Soul HunterDeadpool, Vol. 2: Soul Hunter by Brian Posehn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 stars


Liquor? I hardly know her!

That’s the title of one of the issues, by the way…
Deadpool is on a mission (from Hell) to get Tony Stark to take a drink, so get your mind outta the gutter.
Kidding! This is Deadpool, after all. Might as well leave your mind where it is for a little while longer.

I’ll admit I was a little pissed when I read the thing in the front that said they were printing an old issue of Deapool.
I mean, I just finished Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 7: Monstrous, and they had re-printed a Fin Fang Foom origin story in the back.
Needless to say, it totally sucked ass.
Then I realized I was reading Deapool, and they lied.
LIARS!

I blame lack of sleep, due to a small child and a nightmare, for not catching on to the joke sooner.
The bags under my eyes right now are almost touching my chin.
Mommy isn’t a robot. Mommy needs sleep.
Why the hell can’t you wake up your father for once!

Anyway, this magical old inventory issue they ‘found’ was hilarious. Possibly my favorite part of the entire volume.

Long story short, Wade needs to get the sassy S.H.I.E.L.D agent (from Dead Presidents) out of his head, and back into a body.
He also needs to save the necromancer (also from Dead Presidents), Michael, from the demon he made a deal with to get his powers.
Except he’s gotta kill a lot of other people in order to save Michael’s soul. And since Michael is the best shot they have at getting Agent Preston out of his head, those other suckers gotta die!

Superior Spider-Man, Dardevil, Iron Man, and Peter Parker all make guest appearances in this one. And (bonus!) none of the cameos are wasted!

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Even the letters to Deadpool made me giggle.
The entire thing was funny, and this time around it had an actual plot worth following.
‘Cause to be honest, I wasn’t that big a fan of the first volume.

Unfortunately, my library likes to screw with me.
So, I’ll be reading volume 4 next…while I wait on them to order volume 3.
Oh well, some things are worth reading out of order. Deadpool is one of them.

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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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