I’m not a Deadpool fan. Frankly, I hate him.
See, for as long as I’ve been reading comics, everyone has been telling me just how awesome and funny and crazy Deadpool is. So much so that I started getting downright annoyed by everyone telling me how I would so love Deadpool and what was I doing not reading the various Deadpool comics. So, for as long as I’ve been reading comics I have always hated Deadpool.
So deep was my hatred, cats started sprouting wings when I finally read the first issue of the new Deadpool series. Well, that’s what one of the guys who sell me my comics every Wednesdays said and I’m inclined to believe a man who has a full Batman outfit ready at any time of the day.
But I digress.
The fact is that the first issue of the new Deadpool series really didn’t do anything for me. It had some funny jokes, but nothing to change my mind about the verbose gun for hire.
Issue 2, however, had me laughing like gosh darn maniac.
Brain Posehn and Gerry Duggan continue their madcap story of the insane, immortal and verbose mercenary hired by S.H.I.E.L.D. to stop resurrected United States Presidents turned evil from reclaiming the land they once led by raising an undead army. In this issue: Theodore Roosevelt goes big game hunting in the Los Angeles Zoo.
Oh, and Deadpool gets by with a little help from his friend Benjamin Franklin, now a ghost or just another hallucination.
The true star of this issue is Tony Moore. That man has unequaled flair when it comes to blood, gore and everything gross. And yet he has a good handle on anatomy, making his art seem realistic despite everything else. Kudos also to Val Staples who colors the book admirably by always knowing where the light would come from in every panel.
Did this issue convince me to give m life and all earthly possessions to Deadpool? Heck no.
Do I get why people like to read Deadpool? Yeah, I guess.
What this comic truly did is make me want to see where the story is going, I want to see what happens next. And that’s good enough for me to give this comic a pass.