Comic of the Week: Deadpool #23

2014-02-13 18.57.31Deadpool #23

W: Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan

P: Mike Hawthorne

Deadpool can be pretty hit and miss with me. The Joe Kelly run in the late 90s was one of my early favourites when I first started getting into comics (in fact I recently bought the Joe Kelly Deadpool Omnibus, which will make me very happy for a very long time). Since Kelly stopped writing the character, I haven’t really stayed that attached to the Merc With a Mouth. But this current run, which began with Marvel NOW, has really hit that Deadpool sweet spot – funny, dark and very violent.

Deadpool #23 begins the process of closing some threads that have been in play since #1. Early in the series, a SHIELD agent, who has now gone rogue, declined to pay Deadpool for a mercenary gig that he completed. That made Deadpool very unhappy. And now Deadpool is wise-cracking his way – a very bloody way – to getting his revenge.

The character of Deadpool has been doing the rounds recently, most notably with his headlining a video game last year. If you’re looking to jump on board the Deadpool experience, this series is the way to do it.

Other comics I read this week:

  • All-New X-Factor #3
  • Batman #28
  • Deadpool: The Gauntlet #6
  • The Maxx #4
  • She-Hulk #1
  • Wolverine and the X-Men #41

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