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“...Posehn and Duggan clumsily waddle their way through a daft number of comic-clichés...”

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Reviewer:
"Sweet" Can Sweet
Writers:
Brian Posehn & Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Tony Moore & Val Staples
Publisher:
Marvel Comics
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DEADPOOL #1
Oh WOW! Would you look at that beautiful Geoff Darrow cover?! There’s not a whole lot in this world that I absolutely love, but Geoff Darrow art ranks pretty high up there on the list. With that said, this issue was getting bought, whether the story contained within its pages was good or garbage, I was paying for it and taking it home. I flipped through it in the shop, and as is usually the case with anything Tony Moore touches, the pages were gloriously illustrated; I figured I’d read it sooner or later.

Sooner came before later got here, so I cracked the book open and started reading. I knew that the gimmicky writing team of professional comedian Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan, some guy that wrote “Attack of the Show”, was supposed to be a draw for fans, but it seemed more like a hindrance to my own sensibilities.

Deadpool is enlisted by S.H.I.E.L.D. to track down and re-kill a few dozen resurrected former Presidents of the United States, a sound enough concept if ever there was one. Add Tony Moore and Val Staples to the mix on visuals and this book should be a no-brainer for fans’ pull lists, but I’m afraid they’re going to have to count me out. While I like many of the ingredients involved in this particular Marvel NOW recipe, I’m not sure I’m going to be able to swallow what’s being served.

Reading more like a REALLY long comic strip in a MAD Magazine, Posehn and Duggan clumsily waddle their way through a daft number of comic-clichés in order to ultimately arrive at a scenario so out-there that I wouldn’t even attempt to challenge it. A zombie-president frat party, yes please! The combination of a fresh idea and tired plot devices/contrivances doesn’t really cancel each other out, especially when the contrivances out-weigh the niftiness of the general idea, and editorial should have caught that.

Deadpool has never really been a favorite of mine, but I’ve warmed up to him the last couple years because of the way he’s been handled by Rick Remender over in “Uncanny X-Force”. I also understand that THIS isn’t Posehn and Duggan doing their impression of Remender, and that Deadpool’s solo title has always been a bit more off the wall and nutty that anything else he’s been featured in. I get it, I really do. I just didn’t like it.

But it sure does have a pretty cover!
 
"Sweet" Dan Sweet is a Chicago-based aspiring writer and long time customer at Alternate Reality.

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