Monday, November 14, 2016
Deadpool: Back In Black #3 Review
Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Salva Espin, Ruth Redmond and Joe Sabino
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 9, 2016
Review by: Josh Vermillion
If you haven’t been picking this book up because it was advertised as going back to the ‘80s and continuing the story from Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars and you didn’t read that stuff, don’t even worry about it. You don’t need to know what happened in the old days of Deadpool comics to appreciate this title. It’s zany fun for all comic lovers to enjoy.
If you remember last issue, you know that Deadpool has just been cornered by Black Cat, who seems to think he’s Spider-Man. Well she still can’t quite wrap her head around the fact that just because he’s swinging all over town, he’s not actually Peter Parker. She’s wants her some action with our black-suited web-slinger, but he’s not up for it at the moment. So instead, they take off looking for some criminals to take care of and stumble across the White Rabbit.
I know she may not be the most high profile villain in the Marvel Universe, but she turns out to be a handful for Deadpool, with the help of her “genetically engineered super-virus bunnies.” The bunnies are actually doing some damage to the ‘Pool, until Killer Thrill intervenes and blows all of their heads off with a sonic tone. White Rabbit flips out and starts shooting Deadpool, but he’s quickly learning more about his new suit’s abilities and it stops the bullets from hitting him.
Killer Thrill gets a nice shot in on him, but the symbiote forms back to Deadpool and the fight is on. Killer Thrill takes over Black Cat’s mind and she starts attacking the Merc With a Mouth. Killer Thrill is about to take the kill shot on Deadpool when White Rabbit interrupts and inadvertently saves him. The soon-to-be-Venom symbiote takes over and goes ballistic on the Killer Thrill’s henchmen, even devouring one of their faces.
Deadpool is pretty down that 3 of the 4 bad guys got away, but he takes Black Cat somewhere to rest and gets on with his night. Little does he know that she isn’t the only one mistaken in thinking he’s Spider-Man. Kraven the Hunter has shown up and is ready to take on Deadpool.
I love everything about this book, and I don’t even really know why. It’s not like it’s an Earth-shattering story with huge universe-wide implications or anything. But it looks awesome and it a rip-roaring good time. Seriously, if you like Deadpool or Venom even a little bit, check this out.
Bits and Pieces:
Wade Wilson is back at it again with the crazy fun. Deadpool and Venom go together even better than I expected. I can honestly say I’ve never had as much fun reading a comic series as I do reading this one.