Monday, July 10, 2017

Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe Again #1 Review - Marvel Monday

Deadpool Kill the Marvel Universe Again #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art Team: Dalibor Talajic, Goran Sudzuka, Miroslav Mrva
Marvel Comics
Release Date: July 5 2017
Cover Price: $3.99 

Deadpool Strikes AGAIN!

Deadpool is back to kill the Marvel Universe AGAIN only from what Ive read so far it doesn’t seem to be much of a continuation at all from the previous series and instead more of just a sequel released to squeeze some money out of the loyal Deadpool fans wallets. So bottom line is it worth watching Deadpool chop his way through the Marvel Universe yet again? Sit back, relax, and find out as I spoil all in the coming paragraphs

Our issue starts off in New Orleans as we witness the aftermath of a murder scene involving Gambit stabbed through the chest. We then had off to A.I.M. Island where Deadpool and the Uncanny Avengers are taking on various unnamed A.I.M. scientists, who have rocket launchers in close quarters, not usually a successful way to defend yourself in such a situation but when super heroes come busting down the door grab what you can I guess.

As we witness the team of heroes take down, in coordinated attacks, everyone around them Deadpool comes face to face with MODAK and things start to get odd. It appears MODAK is able to put Deadpool under some sort of Enchantment spell of sorts (or at least I think he does), however before it takes full effect, and as MODAK goes on elaborating via monologue, he takes a rocket to the head via Deadpool.

After a sudden and wild art change, MODAK with his last breath, ‘seemingly’ calls his Genetically Modified Avengers to come aid him in Battle as Hand Off Cowgirl, Snarky Raptor Cheetah, Doctor Voodoo Doll, and Brainwave Ninja all attack Deadpool.  Deadpool begins taking out MODAK’s squad with little effort, but we start to get the sense (through art and some story hints) things aren’t as they seem.

When we return to our normal art style for the series we see the ENCHANTMENT did work and Deadpool has unknowingly confused who MODAK sent after him for his own team of the Uncanny Avengers, who are now all dead around him, ala the Old Man Logan series.  

A group of Good Guys try to establish a plan and Moon Knight and others though a series of clues, start to put toether that Deadpool has gone rouge and started murdering heroes but is still leaving clues and hints about stating where he is headed and that he needs help.

We check in on Deadpool now off to the Aegean Sea as we undergo another art change with Deadpool confronting a load of ‘gods’ in full Toga gear. Though the clever use of a Muduesa head, Deadpool freezes all approaching gods in their tracks, before heading off yet again, as the story begins to wind down.

Our cliffhanger is a reveal of the bad guys, behind the scenes, who seem to have coordinated this plan to unleash Deadpool on the world’s heroes. Running the operation and in cohoots with MODAK from ealier in the story appear to be Red Skull, Abomination, Magneto, and Dr. Doom as issue one conludes in dramatic fashion.

Overall while this wasn’t a bad comic book, it clearly appeals to the true fans of Deadpool, and its mildly disappointing events don’t pick up from the previous titled mini-series with this title character. I love how the art changes to demonstrate the state of mind Deadpool is in and this was the highlight of the first issue to me.  There are some clever jokes and references in the title but not as many as I anticipated as it has a much heavier tone than I expected.

Bits and Pieces

Deadpool returns to kill everyone again and the title doesn’t necessarily feel like a direct follow up to the initial mini-series its spawned from, just another go around with the same concept.  If you’re a true red blooded Deadpool fan Im sure this may be something you find enjoyment in but a casual Marvel reader will get more bang for their buck elsewhere.


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