Just Like Starting OverWritten by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Iban Coello, Guru-eFX and Joe Sabino
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 5, 2016
I like Deadpool. I like potty humor. I like Cullen Bunn. I like Iban Coello. Okay, now that I've told
you the reasons why I decided to review this book, I can admit that my Deadpool knowledge consists of a couple comic books, the movie and Eric telling me about it. Actually, the last one is probably the most extensive of those and the main reason why I was ever interested in Deadpool in the first place. So, while I may not be the most qualified to review this book, I may be the most enthusiastic. Actually, I'm too lazy to be considered "enthusiastic", but we will just have to go with it. So, did I have a fun time with my first issue of Deadpool & The Mercs For Money? Let's find out...
The issue opens with Deadpool coming in hot over the Umbral Dynamics Headquarters. Before you can snap your fingers (or a nearby neck), Wade is inside and put all of the guards to sleep. It's a pretty cool start that does a good job setting up the point that Wade is all by his lonesome. Yep, no Mercs for Money here...for now.
We continue with Deadpool pleading his case to noone in particular about the reasons the Mercs left him and realize that what he is doing is trying to make things a bit more right. With the help of Machine Man, he is able to infiltrate Umbral and get right to the heart of the matter...and after a little convincing, is shown where the prisoners are kept.
After going undercover like only Deadpool can, we get to see him make quick work of some security drones and get off some pretty cool easter eggs and one liners. That's when we get the solid proof that he is indeed there to rescue Negasonic Teenage Warhead!
Deadpool actually is as nice as Deadpool can be as he talks to NTW, but that's when company drops by. It's two cool characters that might normally kick complete ass, but here...well, they might still kick complete ass, but their boss tells them to stop.
The funny thing is, this all ties back to Deadpool kidnapping Nagasonic in the first place...something that does not escape her at the moment. The moment has to be brief, however, as we find out why she was kidnapped and the results aren't good. The Revival is on and coming to kick Deadpool's ass!
The issue ends with Deadpool being launched like a rocket and waking up in the presence of...his new team! Yep, we get to see the new Mercs for Money team and they are pretty cool, pretty motivated and pretty set against Deadpool being in charge. I'll tell you one thing, it looks like this book is going to get even crazier from here on out!
Cullen Bunn does a good job with the situations and dialogue of Deadpool and everyone else in the book. He loads the books with cool characters and then we get a new Mercs for Money that I really love. Yes, this issue is setup, but it also wraps up some loose ends and even lets new readers jump on the trolley as it's leaving for it's latest trip.
I said I liked Iban Coello's art and this issue does nothing to change my opinion. It looked really good and helped the jokes hit and the action scenes get all actiony and sceney. Those are words, right?
Bits and Pieces:
Cullen Bunn and Iban Coello give readers a bit of a solo Deadpool issue, but it all leads to the Mercs for Money. A new Mercs for Money. A fun, new Mercs for Money. Deadpool is one of those books that gives you what you expect, but if that's what you like, you know you'll like it. This issue has the added bonus of being a good jumping on point for new readers and in the end, it's just a good issue.