Writer: Skottie Young
Artist: Nic Klein
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 19, 2019
I am a huge fan of Skottie Young and Nic Klein’s run on Deadpool since the beginning of Fresh Start. I am not going to sit here and tell you that it is the most important book at Marvel right now, but if you want some genuine laughs and consistently good art, it might just be the most necessary. I am a bit upset that some of the last issues of their run had to be tied up into the whole War of the Realms Event, but Young makes sure it’s still the usual fun and where else were we going to get the Agents of Australia…or the Aussie-engers…or the Down Under Krew? The answer is nowhere and that’s enough of a reason to jump into this issue after their appearance last month. As Branden says, let’s discuss…
The issue opens with Deadpool and Team saving a bunch of kids and a very, very old man. I mean, this guy is so old…you were supposed to say, “how old is he?”, but I’m glad you didn’t because quite frankly, I have no idea how old he is! It’s no biggie since the rescue mission goes south and I mean like into the rubble south!
That’s kinda the theme for this issue and seriously, if anyone thought the War of the Realms was going to be won in Deadpool, they are crazy, but that freedom allows Young to have a bunch of fun and do what he wants to do here. What he wants to do is poke fun at himself, the Event, the Lord of the Rings, Australia, New Zealand, and every nook and cranny in between.
We get some cool cameos that may come out of nowhere but are worth a couple of chuckles, especially at the Tasmanian
Devil’s expense and the solution to Australia’s problems is just wacky enough to work. In the end, however, nothing plays out like it should and Deadpool just bails to go get things ready for Young and Klein’s big finale.
This is not a necessary read as a War of the Realms tie-in and Young pretty much tells the reader that from the get go and wears it on his sleeve throughout. It is, however, a good read for Deadpool fans of which I am one. Yea, I have to take some points off for the underutilization of the Australian heroes which I was really looking forward to, but I still laughed out loud a couple of times. Still, I need more Captain Outback and I need it now!
I have talked a bunch about Nic Klein’s art so I will just tell you it’s really good, fits this book so well and will be missed greatly in a couple of months.
Fans of this run of Deadpool know what to expect from this book and even with the War of the Realms in the house, it’s all here…great art and some real laugh out loud moments. I will miss Young and Klein when they leave this book.