Deadpool #6 Review

  • Written by: Alyssa Wong
  • Art by: Javier Pina
  • Colors by: Matt Milla
  • Letters by: VC’s Joe Sabino
  • Cover art by: Martin Coccolo, Neeraj Menon
  • Cover price: $3.99
  • Release date: April 26, 2023

Deadpool #6 brings readers along on date night as Deadpool and Valentine enjoy a night on the town. Unfortunately, the Atelier bounty on their head brings the assassins out of the woodwork to ruin the festivities.

Is It Good?

As a cooldown episode unconcerned with going anywhere in particular, Deadpool #6 is not bad. Either Alyssa Wong’s brand of writing is better suited to rom-com material, or she finally regained the groove she disastrously lost starting in issue #2.

When last we left Deadpool, he gained a girlfriend in Valentine, a pet in the form of a gigantic, semi-sentient symbiote dog named Princess, and a reluctant wing woman in Lady Deathstrike. The assassin organization Atelier wasn’t pleased with Valentine’s decision to save Deadpool and has since marked Valentine and Deadpool for death.

Now, Deadpool gets ready for date night with Valentine by getting Lady Deathstrike to lend a hand with prep, dog-sitting Princess, and keeping the Atelier assassins at bay. On all counts, Princess and Lady Deathstrike keep the murderous chaos in check while Deadpool and Valentine enjoy their day of fun and romance.

I’ve criticized Wong’s ineffectual humor in the past several issues, but it works here. Princess and Lady Deathstrike get up to several slapstick shenanigans keeping the assassins away from the date. Limbs get chomped, bushes get romped, and meal prep gets stomped, but Deadpool and Valentine remain largely oblivious to the chaos happening just outside the line of sight and earshot.

The down point is the goofy lack of threat the Atelier poses in this issue. The Atelier’s members are supposed to be the most magnificent killers for hire anywhere, but they’re presented here as hapless buffoons. It’s nice to have a bottle issue simply focused on the fun now and again, but if the Atelier is meant to represent a dangerous threat in the future, this issue squanders that future potential.

Pina and Milla’s art is excellent in this issue. The figure work and action choreography stay grounded during the slapsticky moments to give the story a cinematic feel. The colors look great, and the panel compositions are outstanding.

To be clear, Deadpool #6 is by no means a perfect comic, but it’s a noticeable step up from the previous five issues and much closer in quality to issue #1.

About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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Bits and Pieces

Deadpool #6 takes Deadpool and Valentine out on date night while Princess and Lady Deathstrike keep the Atelier assassins out of the way. The slapstick humor largely works, and the action is fun. On every level, this issue is back up to the quality from issue #1.


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