Monday, October 24, 2016
Deadpool: Back In Black #2 Review
Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Salva Espin, Ruth Redmond and Joe Sabino
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 19, 2016
Review by: Josh Vermillion
Do you like violence? Do you like jokes? Well if not then I don’t have any idea why you’re reading a Deadpool comic. Deadpool = Violence + Jokes. That’s a pretty good formula for him. Throw in the Venom symbiote on top of that and it gets even better. After the awesomeness of the first issue, I couldn’t wait for this one to come out so I could see what happens to our deadly duo next.
This issue jumps in almost exactly where the first one left off, with Killer Thrill watching over Deadpool as he swings around patrolling NYC in his new symbiote costume. Killer Thrill decides to let the Venom symbiote play hero with Deadpool for a while to drive up the price of the bounty. We leave Deadpool to check in on a child’s birthday party. The Power Pack, a team of 4 ordinary kids that have alien superpowers, is hanging out at the party watching Obnoxio Tha Clown when some Snarks attack.
Gee, Lightspeed, The Energizer, and Mass Master spring into action and take on the Snarks. Things are going pretty well for them, but the Snarks eventually get the upper hand. It looks like the Snarks are going to come away with the kids when Deadpool comes swinging on in to save the day. Deadpool is handling himself pretty nicely, and gets really angry when the kids think he’s Spider-Man.
Since they’re getting their asses handed to them, the Snarks call in a bigger, robotic Super-Snark. Obnoxio distracts it for a second before Deadpool and the Power Pack come in to finish it off. The Snarks are getting away, but a very Venom-y Deadpool jumps up onto the ship and finishes them off. We don’t see what happens, but I’m just going to assume it wasn’t pretty.
Deadpool goes back to say goodbye to the Power Pack, gets fondled by Obnoxio, and is feeling pretty good about himself. He senses he’s being followed and turns around to see a very hot looking Black Cat there behind him.
I really don’t see any reason to not like this book. Not only is it goofy and fun, it looks great and has some awesome action sequences. Cullen Bunn should have a pretty good handle on Deadpool by now, and he puts his experience on display in this book.
Bits and Pieces:
Cullen Bunn has Deadpool on lock. The guy just knows how to write Wade Wilson. Salve Espin’s art is great and the supporting characters are awesome. This book really is a good time.