Sunday, July 5, 2009

drive-by readings: Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #1

i don't know no Joe Heisman!
Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #1 (Marvel)
"Head Trip, Part 1 of 6"
Victor Gischler
Bong Dazo
Jose Pimentel
Matt Milla
Jeff Eckleberry
Arthur Suydam (cover)
Ed McGuiness (variant cover)
wasn't it just recently that Deadpool had a new series? now we get a new one? looks like a marketing push to capitalize on the residue hype from X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the announced solo 2011 Deadpool movie. crime novelist Victor Gischler takes on the reins, and he does a passable impression of the broken Fourth Wall comedy that the character is noted for. this time we find 'Pool being hired by A.I.M. to retrieve a valuable object from the Savage Land and beat Hydra to it. of course, that means a Ka-Zar sighting. and some tribes. and eventually dinosaurs. the cover already tells you what that object is (nice Heisman trophy pose). i am ambivalent about Dark Horse veteran Bong Dazo's art - on one hand, he seems to have a wide variety of styles. on the other hand - he has a wide variety of styles. hope this gets consistent in the long run. i still feel 'Pool is getting too much ink and paper, while other topnotch books like Captain Britain & MI:13 and Nova/Guardians of the Galaxy are getting canceled or threatened to be canceled.

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