Covering Issues #1-6
Of all of the Marvel NOW! series, I have to say that I enjoyed this one the least. I know that it is written by a comedian—and given the character of Deadpool, I can see why that choice was made—but I just cannot follow the situations well. It doesn’t fit in with the rest of the Marvel universe, in that he treats everything as a huge joke, even when he’s being stabbed multiple times. So far, I’ve been able to enjoy all of the new/relaunched series, and the writing talent on a whole seems to be good, but this one just completely pushed me away from wanting to keep on. Add on the fact that the first storyline makes no sense even in a comedic sense, and you’ve got me wanting to stop reading altogether. I have very limited experience with reading Deadpool, but I seem to have come to the conclusion that I enjoy his antics much better when he’s in a team setting, like in the new Thunderbolts series. So, while this series may continue, I hope that the comedy is better spaced out, so that it isn’t completely a laughfest.
I want very much to like this series, because I think the idea of Deadpool is interesting, but the execution of his character here just doesn’t hold my attention. I often have viewed Deadpool as a companion to, and opposite character of, Wolverine, in that they’re both part of Weapon X, they’re both mutants, and they both have a healing factor that make it nearly impossible to kill them, but while Wolverine’s always been more straightforward and full of brooding over his past, Deadpool likes to make a joke of it. I would think that would be an interesting way to deal with the traumatic experiences he must have had. Come on, Marvel, give me the character I thought this was, or just don’t write him in a solo series. I can get behind either of those options.