So, Deadpool’s thirty…and boy do I feel old. I still think of Deadpool as being a “new” character….and yet not only has he been in a bajillion comics but he’s also starred in two major motion pictures! (What do you mean he’s been in three?! It’s definitely two. Two. Only two. That one doesn’t count…it never happened…we don’t speak of it…and neither could Wade).
I was fourteen when Deadpool first appeared, and while I didn’t pick up his first appearance at the time, I did pick up his second in the pages of X-Force, and read his first solo mini series…and have very fond memories of picking up his first solo series and talking nonsense on the Comic and Anime Forum on AOL with its writer, Joe Kelly…who had a strange obsession with Poi. And while I certainly took a long break from everything Deadpool, I loved his most recent solo series with a fiery passion.
But Deadpool is one of those characters you naturally develop a love/hate relationship with. I mean, sure, he’s awesome, but he both reached and passed saturation point long before Ryan Reynolds put on the red and black spandex suit and converted a whole new generation to the church of DP (hehe…DP…). So, yeah, I always liked Deadpool, but I was never one of those people… *hides Deadpool t-shirt*
Anyway, this is supposed to be a review and not a stream of consciousness trip down memory lane…the two stand out stories in this collection of weird and wonderful Deadpool shorts are the ones by Kelly Thompson and Daniel Way, but, really, it’s all just a lot of fun…and I’m honestly still not over the utterly bonkers first story by Joe Kelly.
If you like Deadpool, you’ll like this. If you don’t like Deadpool then you’re probably just allergic to pouches or something.