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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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