Posts Tagged ‘Deadpool’

Deadpool Kills Deadpool #1And now for something completely different but otherwise the same.

Taking a complete leap from the previous Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe and Deadpool Killustrated, Deadpool Kills Deadpool is a separate entity that doesn’t tie into the previous comics on this particular plot point of Deadpool killing something in particular. So while I still don’t think it’s really necessary to spend a whole issue explaining why Deadpool needs to kill people, at least it sets up it’s own universe and isn’t’ a tacky tie-on to a previous one. Part of that is because we’re not spoon fed the whole story, there is still something to discover here, like what exactly is going on, and why is it not 616 Deadpool that’s doing the killing.

It’s a better start than Killustrated, let’s hope it has a better finish too.

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Review: Deadpool #12

Deadpool #12Only Deadpool would offer the devil hot sauce while he’s eating a heart.

This issue wraps up the Vetis arc and explains why shooting Michael was the right thing to do. That’s the thing with Deadpool, he’s totally unpredictable but there is a method to his madness and gets results. If anything, his shear lack of giving two rats for his own well-being kinda ensures it. Though, he is very protective of kids, sometimes that can get him into trouble too.

As for his blank mental landscape, considering the known history of Deadpool, he’s a textbook case of someone who needs repressed memories just to be able to function. Posehn keeps scratching at that surface while throwing Deadpool around like a meat puppet, let’s hope that he pays off on this soon so it doesn’t get left as just another lost plot thread as we’ve seen a few zillion times in comics.

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XMTFFS Note: I don’t trust anything Mark Millar says… so taking this with a big ol’ grain of salt.

from MTV Splash Page

X-Force

by Brett White

Get ready for the force to be reckoned with! X-MenFilms.com reports that Fox Studios has registered a very x-citing domain name: xforcemovie.com. Yeah. X-Force.

The site quotes an interview conducted by Comic Book Resources with Fox’s comic creative consultant Mark Millar, wherein Millar discusses the possibility of an X-Force movie.

“You have to remember that Fox grabbed the X-Men back in the ’90s because it was the biggest franchise in the world,” said Millar. “So X-Force or Cable or Deadpool — all these amazing characters are things we haven’t really gotten to yet. ‘X-Force’ #1 was the second biggest book of all time behind Jim Lee’s ‘X-Men’ #1, so there’s an immediate brand recognition to that stuff and a build in fanbase.”

For those not in the know, X-Force is title bestowed on a number of X-Men spin-off teams dedicated to preserving Xavier’s dream of mutant and human coexistence and/or protecting the mutant race by any means necessary. The idea originated from the minds of artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, as they were working on the “New Mutants” comic in the late ’80s and early ’90s. The duo reinvented the team as X-Force in 1991, with the young mutants under the guidance of the time-traveling half-machine military leader Cable.

In the past decade, X-Force has been used to describe two teams with varying degrees of ties to the original one; the first was a black ops squad created by Cyclops and led by Wolverine to take out threats, and the second was a tighter-knit team created behind Cyclops’ back to go on the same types of missions.

Full disclosure: I am a stupid big X-Force fan. The first 100 issues of the first volume are my absolute favorite run of issues of anything published in the ’90s. Cannonball, Boomer, Siryn and Warpath remain some of my favorite characters of all time, and I urge everyone to read the masterpiece that is “X-Force” vol. 1 #19. My personal favorite stretch of issues has to be issues #19-25 of volume 1, by Fabian Nicieza and artist Greg Capullo. They’re incredibly well done action stories with plenty of hilarious and touching character moments. It’s great.

Any talk of an X-Force movie has to include a mention of the constantly languishing Deadpool film. The character originally debuted in the final issues of “New Mutants” before becoming an “X-Force” foe in the series early issues. Deadpool then became a permanent member of the squad in the third ongoing series, “Uncanny X-Force.”

The large “X-Men: Days of Future Past” cast actually contains two prominent X-Force members. Adan Canto will portray Sunspot, and Booboo Stewart will bring Warpath to life. While it’s still too early to tell if¬† “Days of Future Past” will lead to an “X-Force” film, it’s definitely a possibility.

 

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If I don’t post for awhile… it’s because I’m playing Deadpool: The Video Game.

So far, so good… ūüėČ

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Deadpool #11Coming off of the Spideypool issue, we now have Daredevil as a guest star, only it’s less ‘sexual tension’ and more ‘missed opportunity’.

If you know anything about Deadpool then you know he has some bad history with Typhoid Mary. She raped him, not to mention the other emotionally damaging crap she did to him. Daredevil also had some bleak history with the woman as when they first met he accidently pushed her out a window, nearly killing her, and possibly starting her psychotic break.

Now, I don’t really expect a whole issue dealing with this, but the simple fact that it’s just brushed over in a simple statement “Hi Kettle! Meet Black! You used to date Typhoid Mary and run with the Hand” kinda¬†annoys me. That Deadpool would almost belittle what she did to him by using it as a joke, and not even a good joke, makes me wonder if Posehn really understands Deadpool’s history or even accepts that what she did to him was truly rape.

But I’ll accept that this is something of a nitpick seeing as there is a wider story here, but I really hope that Posehn and Marvel take the time to really think about what they are doing with Deadpool as a character and not keep reducing him to a one-note joke.

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Deadpool #10Ever have one of those moments where you’re not sure if you should love something or loath it? That is Deadpool #10.

On the face of it, this issue is nothing but one big fan service, specifically, the Spideypool¬†fandom. If you don’t know what Spideypool is, it’s just as it sounds, the idea that Spider-Man and Deadpool are a meant-to-be¬†OTP. This is also by no means a small fandom and you could spend a lifetime just wading through the Spideypool¬†tag on tumblr. So, yeah, there are tons of references to this in this team-up issue where Deadpool and Superior Spider-Man have a run in.

Here’s the thing though, it’s not Peter Parker anymore but Doc Oc… and Deadpool knows this. He makes several references to how Spidey¬†isn’t acting like himself and also purposely bashed Doc Oc just to get a reaction. So does Deadpool know the truth because, well, he’s Deadpool and breaks the fourth wall all the time, or because Deadpool just knows Spider-Man that well, something that apparently is lacking in Spidey’s own comic.

Not being opposed of Spideypool, but also not being a fan of it, I find it hard to gage this issue.¬†Spideypool¬†fans could love it or really, they could¬†hate it, same for non-Spideypool fans. It could be either read as an acknowledgement or as a piss-take. Not being deep on either side of the field I just don’t know where it falls.

It is pretty hilarious though, with some lovely moments of comedic timing. Though I am kinda disappointed in the concept of hell being pretty much Crowley’s hell from Supernatural (though, granted, it has been done before but very recently in Supernatural).

In the end, I’m just going to call this one a wash. I am so not getting into the middle of this…

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Review: Deadpool #9

Deadpool #9Never let it be said that Wade Wilson isn’t… complicated. He’s not a one-trick joke, he really does have serious issues which he hides behind a facade. This is something a lot of people tend to forget, including his writers.

But at the beginning of this issue we get a further look into Deadpool’s mind. Behind a closed door in the outward looking play house of Deadpool’s conscious is something both beautiful and terrible. Unfortunately we only get a tease at this, though it’s good to know that Posehn is at least thinking about the depth of Deadpool as a character and will be coming back to it, Preston almost guarantees it.

Speaking of Preston, she has some measure of control over Deadpool’s body, this should be interesting to see what Posehn will do with this.

As for the rest of the story, poor Michael… though he did kinda have it coming. It’s a really morally ambiguous things Deadpool did and you have to wonder at the entirety of Deadpool’s motives.

Is the Merc with a Mouth the Man with a Plan? Only time will tell…

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I haven’t reported too much about the Deadpool video game except in the news briefs because, well, Deadpool kinda sells himself. He’s freaking Deadpool afterall. But upon looking at the Deadpool¬†cover art, I am just a little more excited for the game, but confused as well.

Deadpool video game front cover

Now, Psylocke, Domino, Wolvie and Cable I get… they were all members of X-Force at some point… but Rogue? Not that I’m complaining, I do love Rogue and love to see her in anything, but I can’t figure out how she fits into this as she was never an X-Force member nor really had any connection to Deadpool as far as I’ve ever seen.

Oh well, it will be an interesting twist nevertheless… and there is no way they could screw her up worse than Rick Remender has…

As for Deadpool… like I said, he sells himself.

Deadpool video game back cover

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Review: Deadpool #8

Deadpool #8Amazingly, there was actually a point to the previous filler issue ‘from the 80s’.

Turns out, that demon Deadpool got one over with is back and he wants Deadpool to finish his bargain¬†with him and kill four people who had also made deals with the demon… and if Deadpool refuses, the Necromancer will get it… and the Necromancer might be the only one who can get Preston out of Deadpool’s head. Preston, of course, misses her family, the kid who believes she’s still alive and the husband with the shotgun.

I would say ‘you can’t make this crap up’ but obviously these guys did.

And what is up with the team of kidney robbers? That’s… different… and I really do want to know more. This could be either really good… or really bad…

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Review: Deadpool #7

Deadpool #7There are filler issues, then there are filler issues… and then there is whatever the hell this is!

The latest issue of Deadpool coins a new term for me: retro-meta. If you bother to read the front page, it tries to claim that this was a previously written but unpublished Deadpool issue which is finally seeing the light of day after thirty/forty years. It becomes pretty obvious that that’s a load of bull and this filler issue is one wild (possibly alcohol induced) trip down the rabbit hole.

The concept for the story is that it’s the late 70s or early 80s and¬†Deadpool gets asked by a demon to make Tony Stark fall off the wagon. Yup, that’s pretty much it.

In reality, the story really reminds me of when Deadpool went back in time and pretended to be Spider-Man/Peter Parker. It has that feel, that ‘poking fun at¬†the Marvel back-log’ vibe that makes you giggle, but ultimately, it doesn’t quite have the full¬†kick that classic Deadpool story had.

Still, it’s a right laugh and one of the more interesting fillers I’ve ever read… taking the idea that if you’re gonna have a filler, you might as well have fun with it.

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