Posted November 26, 2012 by Jo Lewis in Comics

REVIEW: Deadpool #2 Marvel NOW!

Resist/Recommended/Required – the humour has already grown tired in Deadpool’s second outing, part of Marvel NOW!’s Revolution.

Deadpool #2, by Gerry Duggan (The Infinite Horizon) and Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program), is a joy to behold – Tony Moore (The Walking Dead, The Exterminators) renders caricatures of dead American presidents expertly and Val Staples’ (Criminal) colour pallete serves to enhance the look of this Marvel NOW! title. I’d love to see this pair draw half the books I buy, such is their quality.

However, in my review of issue 1 I’d been concerned regards the books’ lack of depth and that as long as the jokes remained funny, the title would be fun – and we all need more fun, right?

Unfortunately, the comedy has grown tiresome already – the incessant one-liners are particularly problematic, hindering development of plot or character. And if that’s your thing, by all means, enjoy.

Deadpool isn’t for me.

Deadpool #2 was published by Marvel and was released Wednesday November 21, 2012.

Jo Lewis, a PhD Student researching the role VGF and its derived peptides in the regulation of energy balance, hails from North Wales but now resides in Warwickshire and has been an avid consumer of
comics for nigh on two decades. When not studying or reading comics, you’ll often find him walking, with his girlfriend, Miranda, and dog, Kowski or on a squash court.