Deadpool #1 Review

Written by: Kelly Thompson
Art by: Chris Bachalo
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: November 20, 2019

I am a Deadpool fan and that’s mostly comic based. Yea, I loved the movies, but the Deadpool comics are something I have gravitated to because they are fun. That’s all I really need. It’s like Cindy Lauper once sang… “Jim likes things that are fun because he usually feels dead inside and needs to invite some joy into his cold, dark heart”. Not many know that one, since it’s off of the Japanse release of True Colors back in the day. Back in the day, but timeless! On to the review…

The issue opens with Deadpool half the man he used to be (not an STP reference, unless you want it to be) and a flashback to show us how he got in that predicament. Kelly Thompson starts off a bit too wordy, and while I liked the art as an art in the panel type of thing, it didn’t really push the humor that Thompson was trying for here or even worse, it wasn’t adding on to it with any real sight gags.

We continue with a really lousy words to joke ratio and a story that was so basic that I was scratching my head at how convoluted the presentation of it was. Since there be monsters, we do get Elsa Bloodstone which is cool and while I like the idea of this team-up, it didn’t end up that great by the end.

After they finish the job, we get to see the aftermath…King Deadpool! That sounds fun, right? Well, sound like and are are very different things here, but the song remains the same overall…it is very wordy, not very funny and is totally skippable unless you are a Gwenpool fan. I’m not saying it’s a great appearance, but it’s at least an appearance…and she brought Jeff along!

The issue ends with one of those moments that is supposed to make you poop your pants (really, don’t you just hate that!), but in an issue where guest stars have been showing up with little reason, this already seems like this won’t give a good bang for yer buck next issue.

I didn’t like this much at all. The art was okay, but I wish that Chris Bachalo would have a little more fun with it. Worse than that, though, was the story. It was boring and that is just something a Deadpool book should never be. I think Kelly Thompson is struggling with Deadpool’s voice and I hope she can fix that fast. My advice would be go nuts on the pop culture references because with Deadpool, even the ones that don’t hit are usually solid gold because of just that.

Final Thoughts:

I have been waiting for this book to come out, but now that I have it in my hands, I wish I could wait a little longer. While the art was decent, the story was very basic, yet took the long road home to tell it. The biggest problem, though, was the lack of laughs from the writing and the art and that does not a good Deadpool comic make. Yes, that was me trying to sound fancy after telling everyone that most cliffhangers make me poop my pants! Good Night Everybody!

4.5/10

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