Hello interweb, Nate here. So since I haven’t posted anything in the last few weeks (baring that one update), and I recently finished reading this Secret Wars tie-in, I figured why not make a really quick review of it? I do apologize if this review isn’t very thorough but I do feel like I should get something out there for you guys. I probably will make something by Monday. So let’s jump right into it!
Title: Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars (Secret Wars tie-in)
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer(s): Cullen Bunn
Artist(s): Matteo Lolli
So I assume everyone knows what’s going on over at Marvel with their Secret Wars event, but just in case you don’t let me briefly give a little background. Marvel has been doing a reboot called Secret Wars, which is based off of the original Secret Wars in the 80’s that shook up the status-quo of several characters. For example, the original Secret Wars is where Spider-man got his black costume from that later turned out to be the Venom symbiote. This story is a tie-in to the current reboot.
So now that you have a little background let’s get to the review. This comic takes place during the original Secret Wars, complete with all the original characters and the designs they had at the time. The only difference is that Deadpool, who was invented in 1991 and thus didn’t exist during the original event, is there screwing around with the story in a way only Deadpool can. Because Deadpool wasn’t around until the early 90’s, nobody there knows who Deadpool is so it’s fun to see all the characters reactions to meeting Deadpool for the first time (within the context of the story).
The first part of the story mostly is full of action as all the Marvel heroes (including Deadpool) fights on battleworld. The actions really fun and Deadpool pretty much never shuts the heck up. The story even has a bit of drama as a character with healing powers manages to heal Deadpool of his cancer only to regain it later on that causes some backlash on him. You actually feel really sorry for Deadpool in the end.
While the the heroes of the original event is all there, Deadpool is clearly the main character of the story. Now I admit I have not read a lot of Deadpool comics (my list of Deadpool stories includes: Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe and Deadpool Vs Carnage and one of those stories isn’t even cannon to the 616 universe), but based on what I do know about him I don’t see anything wrong with his portrayal here. He breaks the forth wall, makes a couple sexual innuendos, and never shuts up. Considering the previous two Deadpool stories I’ve read, I feel like this is the most hilarious of them as I laughed out loud quite a few times.
The art is also really good. You can tell what’s going on in each panel, it pays homage to the original Secret Wars with character designs of the 80’s and the art is just really colorful.
Overall I give this comic a 4.5/5 (really good). So far it’s not my favorite Secret Wars tie-in (that honor goes to X-Men ’92 which I will review when I finish collecting the single issues) but it is really good. Deadpool is hilarious in this and while the number of Deadpool stories I’ve read is still pretty low, this is probably the best I’ve read so far. If you’re a fan of Deadpool, or you just want to read more about him, than check this comic out for yourself!