Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Deadpool #1

Writers: Brian Posehn & Gerry Duggan
Artist: Tony Moore

I have been a Deadpool fan for a number of years now and when I heard about it getting a new series I had mixed feelings. This is because overall I actually liked Daniel Way's series and although it ended a bit poorly it was a very good series. Also I didn't know anything about Brian Posehn or Gerry Duggan prior to this series. The addition to this new series that I was excited to see was Tony Moore as I have loved his art over the years whether it be the early issues of The Walking Dead or his time on the brilliant Venom series his art never disappoints and it didn't this time.


This issue sees former dead presidents being risen from the grave and wrecking havoc on the streets. After Captain America killing one of them got bad press in the papers S.H.I.E.L.D. don't want any big time superheroes killing the presidents. This is where Deadpool steps in after taking down a dinosaur and fighting the undead F.D.R., Deadpool gets tasked with getting rid of the undead presidents.


This was a brilliant start to what I hope will be a brilliant series. Poshen and Duggan have really surprised me and produced a fabulous Deadpool comic. I originally thought that cause Poshen's a comedian this series would be chalked full of jokes and would lack in story. This has proven not to be the case as Poshen and Duggan have managed to give us a brilliant and fun story whilst keeping the jokes coming, which was nice. I am also happy that the jokes are still here because what would the Merc With A Mouth be without his witty banter and quick one liners.

Tony Moore's art was amazing in this issue and some of the best I've seen in a Deadpool comic in a while. Don't get me wrong other artists on the previous series did a great job but Moore's art really suits Deadpool and makes him look a lot more realistic whereas other artist make him look to flashy. Deadpool should look like he's a mess because with the trouble he gets himself into most of the time he is. Also the artist shouldn't be afraid to show Deadpool's face like Moore has as it's one of the most distinguishing features to him and after Way finished of his series by letting Wade have his face back it's nice to see him disfigured again as it shows that his healing factor isn't all it's cracked up to be.

I always though it would be great to see a lot of dead presidents as you'd have a lot of money but this story not so much as these dead presidents will try and kill you. Anyway putting my bad attempt at humour aside, I thought the introduction of the undead presidents was brilliant and great subject matter for a Deadpool story. Who else can have as much fun whilst killing dead presidents. This type of story just asks for Deaddpool and should produce some brilliant jokes and along the way. I am looking forward to seeing Deadpool's reaction as he faces some of the most famous people in American history.

I also like how S.H.I.E.L.D. open see Deadpool as scum and make it clear that's why they're asking for help. It was also nice to see Deadpool's calm reaction to this and that he didn't care he still saw himself as a hero. I also thought it was great to have other big name characters like Captain America or Thor in the main Deadpool series as it shows that although Deadpool is underrated (apart from his loyal fan base) he can still play with the big guns. I also loved THor's reaction to teaming up with Deadpool and how he sees Deadpool as second class wannabe hero and doesn't wanting to be associated with him.

Final Verdict

This was an amazing first issue to what will hopefully be a great series. This issue is packed full of great humour and I would highly recommend it. I for one am looking forward to next issue and seeing what Deadpool will do to defeat all these undead presidents.

Rating: 5/5