Comic of the Week: Deadpool #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