Saturday, August 25, 2012

Shatterblog!: Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe 1-4 Review

Over the last 4 weeks, issues of a series interestingly titled Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe were released. I was intrigued. As most Deadpool fans know, he's a very skilled mercenary with a very quick healing factor. These abilities would make him one of the most dangerous individuals in the Marvel universe, if it weren't for the fact that he spent most of his time being hilarious and really only killed people he was paid to. He's occasionally regarded as a threat, but generally nobody worries about what Deadpool is up to. In this series, that changes. Readers are familiar with the different voices in Deadpool's head, each indicated by a different colored text box. In Deadpool Kills Marvel #1, after a bit of minor trauma, a new voice develops. Now Deadpool wants to kill everyone. 
The story isn't bad. I'm sure I'm not the only Deadpool fan who has thought "he could be the biggest threat ever if he started trying harder". Seeing Deadpool on a huge killing spree is pretty awesome. However, as it's only 4 issues long the story feels way too short, and none of the battles that should have had entire issues devoted to them got only a page or two. Major heroes are killed quickly and without much action. The art and writing are both really good, and if this were a full length storyline, even just a "What-if" it could be the best Deadpool event ever. However, due to the crushed story and lack of long action scenes, it falls a bit flat. Still worth a read for sure, but not the amazing event I initially hoped. 7.5/10

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