Everything Wrong With: “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe”

deadpool-kills-the-marvel-universeHello interweb, Nate here!  So I don’t like Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe.  It’s not nearly as bad as Spider-man: One More Day but it’s still pretty bad in my opinion.  That’s an unpopular opinion, it seems, but I still don’t really care for it.  So since you guys enjoyed my last SuperheroSins I figure I’d try it again!  Next time I’ll try a DC comic.  So let’s begin!

Disclaimer: I do not own Deadpool or this comic.  All rights belong to Marvel Comics

Everything wrong with “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe”

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  • This is a pretty good cover with four Marvel characters clearly in distraught with Deadpool carrying Hulk’s head –1
  • However, I am confused to why they chose Storm to be on the cover.  I mean, Storm is a pretty big character but I feel like Thor would’ve made more sense since most of the characters on the cover are big time Avenger players.  And if they wanted to hit the X-Men demographic, Professor X or Wolverine would still make more sense then Storm. +1
  • Also, within the story, Deadpool decapitates Hulk when he’s Bruce Banner.  So if he would be carrying Hulk’s head around then it would be Bruce Banner’s head and not Hulk’s. +1
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Ch. 1 Pg. 1 Panel 1

  • I like how he says he’s “The” Watcher, since there are more than one “Watcher” within the Marvel multiverse. +1
  • He even admits he’s not the only watcher in the very next sentence: “Like the others of my ageless race”.  Stay consistent, dude! +1
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Panel 2-3

  • According to the Marvel wiki, the watchers can manipulate time and space and according to this guy they can see all that happens within the multiverse.  And yet they do nothing to stop it.  They claim they don’t “interfere” but they have before so that’s just bullcrap. +1
Pg. 3 Panel 1-4

Pg. 3 Panel 1-4

  • Reed plays the pronoun game so Sue has to ask who “he” is only for Reed to die before telling her. +1
  • Did Sue just get here?  Cause she said on the last page that Reed can’t “die like this” suggesting that she saw how this happened, and yet here she’s asking him who did it.  This makes no sense.  +1
  • “Even Ben… Reduced to rocks and dust…” This does lead some questions about the Thing’s biology.  I mean I’ve always figured he just had rocks for skin since he’s seen to eat food.  Why would he need to eat food if he doesn’t have any biological organs?  But here all we see is rocks scattered everywhere and Sue telling us that he’s just “Rocks and dust”.  So is he just some kind of rock monster made completely out of rocks? +1
  • Franklin Richards has the ability to warp space, time, and reality.  Why would he send him to the Negative Zone if he might be one of the few people who could actually kill Deadpool? +1
Pg. 5 Panel 1

Pg. 5 Panel 1

  • Why was Johnny riding a rocket if he could fly?  And how did it crash?  If the crash was Deadpool’s doing then does that mean Johnny got on the rocket to escape Deadpool (even though, again, he can fly) and Deadpool managed to get on the rocket himself before take off?  This makes no sense whatsoever! +2
Pg. 6 Panel 1-3

Pg. 6 Panel 1-3

  • So did the crash kill Johnny or the decapitation?  Because if the crash killed Johnny than there’s no reason to decapitate him meaning Deadpool found the Invisible Woman out of pure luck. +1
  • “I’ve got the third degree burns to prove it” How are we suppose to tell whether or not Deadpool has burns if his skin is so distorted from his cancer? +1
Panel 5-6

Panel 5-6

Pg. 7 Panels 1-2

Pg. 7 Panels 1-2

  • Sue is aware of Deadpool’s healing factor, right?  She should know that that won’t kill him. +1
  • Also, I’d say “Pop goes the Weasel” but Weasel isn’t in this comic…sorry… +1
Pg. 8 Panel 1

Pg. 8 Panel 1

  • Being aware of the problem does not fix the problem.  This is just dumb writing.  Sue should’ve bolted as soon as she popped Deadpool’s head off! +1
Panel 2-3

Panel 2-3

  • “Now let’s send Deadpool to Arkham Asyl – I mean – Ravencroft Asylum to meet Dr. Hugo Str – I mean – Dr. Benjamin Brighton!” +1
  • “Radical new treatments designed to ease troubled minds…” First, how “radical” are these treatments?  And who funds these treatments?  Are they peer-reviewed?  Tested?  This smells fishy. +1
  • “..And turn malicious souls towards the pursuit of peace.” The watcher is suppose to know all that happens within the Marvel multiverse and yet he’s unaware that this is complete bullcrap.  As we’re about to see this doctor do the exact opposite to Wade.  Jeeze, Wade just have rough times with evil scientists trying to use him as a human guinea pig.  +1
Pg. 9 Panel 1

Pg. 9 Panel 1

  • “Now, let me up and I’ll tie one of you down. Storm, you’re first!” Lmfao -1
  • Also, Wolverine clearly knows that this is a bad idea and yet is putting in little resistance to stop it from happening. +1
  • Also, why exactly are they bringing Deadpool to this asylum now?  When I first read this I thought it was because he killed the Fantastic Four, but re-reading it I realized that the Watcher clearly stated this happens before their deaths.  Which makes sense considering that this is what triggers him to go on a murderous rampage, but then I’m left to wonder what exactly was the straw that broke the camels back to bring Deadpool here in the first place considering that he’s killed many people before and for some reason nobody had a problem with it or at the very least tolerated it.  I mean Deadpool was sent to an insane asylum once in his solo comics for attempted suicide via the Hulk, so it’s not that big of a stretch to think he’d be sent to one but they could at least give us a reason behind this decision! +2
Pg. 2-3

Panel 2-3

  • “My techniques are unorthodox, but I’ve had a great deal of success in rehabilitating individuals just like Mr. Wilson.” Ok, what kind of success?  What did you do with your patients?  Can you provide examples?  No?  Huh… +1
  • “I have methods of my own” then why are you sending Deadpool to this guy?  Did you even try your methods on him?  +1
  • “Deadpool’s a unique case because he talks a lot!” +1
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Pg. 11 Panels 1-4

  • This is how Deadpool would act in this situation -1
  • But, his humor is going to be taken down quite a few notches after this scene +1
Pg. 12 Panel 2

Pg. 12 Panel 2

  • “Also, you’re selfish in bed.” Considering that we learn in later Deadpool comics that this second personality is Madcap, this is actually kind of a disturbing line considering that that means Madcap watched Deadpool “do the deed” from inside Deadpool’s head.  Although we could argue that this isn’t Madcap since this isn’t cannon but still… +1
Panel 3-4

Panel 3-4

  • “Radical new treatments designed to ease troubled minds…And turn malicious souls towards the pursuit of peace.” The Watcher either sucks at his job or is a liar +1
Pg. 14 Panel 5

Pg. 14 Panel 5

Pg. 15 Panels 1-4

Pg. 15 Panels 1-4

  • Why didn’t he escape earlier if he was able to do that this whole time? +1
  • How did he manage to wrap the sleeves around his neck tight enough to strangle him? +1
  • And if he’s a robot then how did he know strangling the neck would short circuit him? +1
Pg. 16 Panels 1-4

Pg. 16 Panels 1-4

  • The doc just got done monologuing about how he wanted to mind control a bunch of villains in order to essentially take over the world.  How exactly does “Obey” translate to “kill him” even with twisting his words in a way he didn’t mean?  +1
Pg. 17 Panel 2

Pg. 17 Panel 2

  • That’s racist! +1
Panel 4

Panel 4

  • Good thing Deadpool’s a guy, otherwise this would be sexist! +1
Pg. 18 Panel 1

Pg. 18 Panel 1

  • Minus two sins for how badass this panel is! -2
  • But, if the second personality is Madcap and this personality is now replaced with this more evil and blood thirsty personality, does that mean this personality killed Madcap?  +1
Pg. 19 Panels 4-5

Pg. 19 Panels 4-5

  • So many things wrong with this scene.  First, how did Deadpool know what that device was used for?  Was there a label on it that said “Cosmic Taser” on it? +1
  • Second, the Watcher is the world’s biggest pacifist so why would Reed even feel the need to create such a device? +1
  • Third, if the Watcher sees all then how did he not know Reed built that device in the first place? +1
  • Fourth, how did he not see Deadpool find that weapon? +1
  • Fifth, how did he not see Deadpool approaching him to use the weapon? +1
  • And finally, how did he not know Deadpool could see him if both of them can break the fourth wall? +1
Pg. 20 Panels 1-3

Pg. 20 Panels 1-3

  • Both of them can break the fourth wall so how does Deadpool not realize the Watcher is talking to the audience? +1
Panel 4

Panel 4

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  • “Killiest” isn’t a word +1
  • Not gonna lie, this is actually a really cool cover. -1
  • And I like how the “2” is part of the title almost like a movie sequel rather than just saying “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #2” -1
Pg. 1 Panels 1-4

Ch. 2 Pg. 1 Panels 1-4

  • Can you even kill Ghost Rider?  I’ve never read any of his comics but killing him in his Ghost Rider state seems impossible.  You’d have to kill him as a human. +1
  • Also, how did he kill Doctor Doom?  One of the biggest problems I have with this comic is that it seems like every character Deadpool shouldn’t be able to kill he kills off-screen so the writers don’t have to come up with an explanation.  It’s lazy writing. +1
  • Although the fact that the citizens of what I assume is Latveria is cheering is kind of funny -1
  • And is that Howard the Duck?  Omg that’s dark AND hilarious!  Sorry Howard the Duck fans.  -1
Pg. 2 Panel 1

Pg. 2 Panel 1

  • He’s murdering your friends left and right!  I don’t think “annoying” is the right word to use here, Peter! +1
Panel 2

Panel 2

  • Spideypool shippers must hate this comic +1
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Pg.3

Pg. 4 Panels 1-3

Pg. 4 Panels 1-3

  • Note to future Deadpool writers: If Deadpool is in a fight and his opponent is talking more then Deadpool is, you need to rewrite the fight! +2
  • Also, Deadpool can’t die so it doesn’t matter if you want to kill him or not. +1
Panel 4

Panel 4

  • “You stole that whole ‘Merc with a Mouth’ routine from me.”  Um, no…no he didn’t.  How did you even think that?  You’re not a mercenary and you never was one so that line makes 0 sense.  I’m getting One More Day flashbacks now. +2
Pg. 5 Panel 1

Pg. 5 Panel 1

  • Boo! How the hell do you kill Spider-man with a freaking gun shot!  His spider senses would’ve alerted him to the danger and his reflexes would’ve been fast enough to dodge it!  You could argue that this was a point blank shot and Deadpool could’ve grabbed him to hold him there, but Spider-man has dodged automatic fire  with ease and Spider-man was the one holding onto Deadpool in the previous page.  And even if Deadpool grabbed Spider-man, Spider-man would be strong enough to break out of his grip!  This is bullcrap!  Bull freaking crap!  +3
Panels 2-3

Panels 2-3

  • I went on Google Images and looked up “Spider-man dodging bullets”.  +1 sin for every pic I find of him dodging bullets, +2 sins for every pic I find of him dodging lasers (since lasers are usually depicted as being faster then bullets).
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Pg. 7 Panels 2-5

Pg. 7 Panels 2-5

  • But I want the old Deadpool back!  This Deadpool isn’t nearly as funny +1
  • “You don’t have to play their game anymore” Does he mean the writer’s game or the audiences’? +1
  • “Otherwise they would never let me kill their beloved Spider-man.” Considering that this entire comic has the gimmick of Deadpool killing everyone in the Marvel universe, Spider-man’s death would have to be part of the story since he’s Marvel’s biggest character.  But the way they killed him off was lazy!  Why didn’t they just have Deadpool tangle Spider-man up in his own webs so he couldn’t escape and then shoot him in the head?  At least he would’ve been held down! +1
Pg. 8 Panel 2

Pg. 8 Panel 2

  • You’re just starting to figure out how to deal with Deadpool?  What took you so long?  He already killed the Fantastic Four and Spider-man on-screen and a bunch of other guys off-screen! +1
  • Did he go all the way to Wakanda to kill Black Panther? +1
Pg. 9 Panels 1-3

Pg. 9 Panels 1-3

  • Wolverine should know better than anyone that you can’t kill Deadpool +1
Pg. 12 Panels 1-3

Pg. 12 Panels 1-3

  • Ok ok that’s funny.  Dark, but funny! -2
  • But how did he manage to steal the Pym Particles, shrink a bunch of explosives, place the microscopic explosives, and use the pym particles to enlarge the explosives without the Avengers even noticing until the last minute? +1
Pg. 13 Panel 2

Pg. 13 Panel 2

  • Actually, Deadpool is considered an anti-hero!  Oh wait…nevermind… … …
Panel 3-4

Panel 3-4

Pg. 14 Panel 1-2

Pg. 14 Panel 1-2

  • That…was actually well thought out and clever.  -1
Pg. 17

Pg. 17

  • I don’t really buy this.  When Hulk get’s angry he does a lot of rampaging.  It’s not very likely that he would just calm down like this and sleep. The only reason he did this was because the writers needed a way for Deadpool to kill the Hulk and pretty much the only way to do that is if Hulk’s Bruce Banner.  Why didn’t Deadpool just drug him or something?  Put some kind of chemical in his system to make him calm down and then kill him! +1
Pg. 18 Panel 4-5

Pg. 18 Panel 4-5

  • On page 17 we saw his mask was completely in tact, so why is it shredded up here? +1
Pg. 19 Panel 3-4

Pg. 19 Panel 3-4

Pg. 20 Panel 2

Pg. 20 Panel 2

  • Not only is it out of character for Aunt May to hire a mercenary to kill Deadpool +1
  • But Taskmaster can’t beat Deadpool.  Taskmaster’s whole shtick is that he can predict and copy his opponent’s every move and Deadpool is literally unpredictable. +1

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  • The covers for this comic is consistently good -1
Pg. 1 Panel 3

Ch. 3 Pg. 1 Panel 3

  • “Whenever I see one of them, I feel like a piece of me died with them.” Seriously?  You’ve probably tried to kill half of these guys at one point or another.  What’s up with this sentimantal dribble all of a sudden? +1
Pg. 4 Panel 4-6

Pg. 4 Panel 4-6

Pg. 5 Panel 1

Pg. 5 Panel 1

  • What is the purpose to making Xavier send out a telepathic call anyways?  I mean, they don’t know where he is so what’s the point? +1
Pg. 8 Panel 1-2

Pg. 8 Panel 1-2

  • “Do you know how hard it is to air out the stink of electricuted mutant?” That’s racist! +1
Pg. 9 Panel 5

Pg. 9 Panel 5

  • He’s got a point.  If Professor X would’ve actually looked into the Asylum further this all could’ve been avoided -1
Pg. 10 Panel 2-5

Pg. 10 Panel 2-5

  • What exactly killed him?  Was it reading Deadpool’s derranged and altered mind?  Or was it the fact that he learned he’s not a real person?  If it’s the later then that makes no sense considering how many Marvel characters break the forth wall anyways.  Why couldn’t Deadpool have just killed him after he learned the truth?  That would’ve made more sense and in a way more brutal. +1
Pg. 11 Panel 2-3

Pg. 11 Panel 2-3

  • If the container around him is metal than why couldn’t he have broke out before the acid completely submerged him?  +1
Pg. 15 Panel 1-3

Pg. 15 Panel 1-3

  • Ok but how are their clothes still somewhat in tact? +1
  • And why do they have brown or blonde hair?  Hard to tell but it’s definitely not black. +1
Pg. 17 Panel 1-3

Pg. 17 Panel 1-3

  • So why didn’t you use the carbonadium blades on X-23 and Daken?  I mean you said you needed “live bait” for Wolverine but wasn’t the X-Men enough live bait to lure him out? +1
  • “You’re mutant power isn’t regeneration.  It’s popularity” Ok I loved this line.  Minus three sins! -3
Pg. 19 Panel 1

Pg. 19 Panel 1

  • How did Deadpool even kill Doctor Strange? +1
Pg. 20 Panel 4

Pg. 20 Panel 4

  • How could Deadpool possibly read this or know how to perform the spell if it took Steven Strange years to master magic? +1

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  • While this cover is really good -1
  • This isn’t how he kills Punisher in the actual comic +1
  • And Deadpool is covering the title.  I hate it when covers do that +1
Ch. 4 Pg. 1

Ch. 4 Pg. 1

  • Luke Cage mentioned back in Ch. 2 that Iron Fist was killed, yet you can see him in the bottom left corner fighting +1
  • Also, is it ironic that Daredevil has two batons loged in his eye sockets and he’s blind?  I feel like that’s not “irony” but I can’t think of what the appropriate word would be… -1
Pg. 3 Panel 3

Pg. 3 Panel 3

  • A psychopath is going around murdering people.  Nothing “divine” about that! +1
Pg. 5 Panel 6

Pg. 5 Panel 6

Pg. 6 Panels 1-3

Pg. 6 Panels 1-3

  • Frank has been in gun fights before.  Why isn’t he doing anything other than standing there waiting to be killed? +1
Pg. 7 Panel 1

Pg. 7 Panel 1

  • “Hey, how is Deadpool suppose to kill Silver Surfer and Thanos?”  “Hmmm… I have no idea.”  “Kill ’em off-screen?”  “Kill ’em off-screen!” +2
Pg. 8 Panel 4

Pg. 8 Panel 4

  • I highly doubt anybody would forget a mass murder for a long time. +1
Pg. 9 Panel 5

Pg. 9 Panel 5

  • A mercy killing?  At this point this is a death penalty! +1
Pg. 11 Panel 2

Pg. 11 Panel 2

  • I feel like most people feel this way, minus the homicadal part.  You either give into the bull@#$% of the world or you see right through it. -1
Panels 3-4

Panels 3-4

  • Lol -1
Pg. 13 Panels 1-3

Pg. 13 Panels 1-3

  • Why exactly can Taskmaster hear Wade’s second personality?  It’s not really explained well. +1
Panels 4-7

Panels 4-7

Pg. 14

Pg. 14

  • Ok, technically Taskmaster isn’t suppose to be able to mimic Deadpool due to how unpradictable he is, but let’s accept that maybe Deadpool is letting Taskmaster predict his next move (which he kind of did).  Why didn’t Taskmaster have enough time to get out of danger?  How fast exactly is Man-Thing?  +1
Pg. 19

Pg. 19

  • Ok, this is really cool and pretty meta! -3
  • But, if Deadpool kills the writer, editor, artist, etc. of this comic while they’re wrapping up the actual production of it, how is this comic suppose to be published? +1
  • And Deadpool told Taskmaster earlier that he didn’t want to be forgotten, he wanted to never have existed.  So if that’s true, shouldn’t his target be Rob Liefeld?  And not just Rob Liefeld but Rob Liefeld before he pitched the idea for Deadpool in the 90’s. +1
  • Soooo many questions +1

Final Verdict

Sins: 114

Subtractions: 24

Total: 90

Punishment: Deadpool Kills Our Universe! (You’re first!)

This comic wasn’t nearly as bad as Spider-man: One More Day but it’s still probably the worst Deadpool comic I’ve read so far.  Which actually says a lot considering it’s not as offensively bad as some other comics out there.  The idea that Deadpool is on a murderous rampage after going full on psycho is an interesting concept for a story, but I just wish it had more of the humor I love with the character.  Sure there were jokes in there and funny moments, but for a Deadpool comic it was a bit dry of humor.

End Poll

So next I want to do a DC comic.  So which comic should I tackle next?

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