Saturday, September 27, 2008

Deadpool #2 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Deadpool #2, about which I write the following sentences: "Deadpool's called 'The merc with the mouth,' but he's really a Looney Tunes character placed in the Marvel Universe. It's his enthusiasm toward violence and his puckish sense of humor that characterize him, much more than his verbal gags. Obviously with any superhero comic book, there's some suspension of disbelief, but Deadpool works best when that suspension of belief is pushed to the edge of the breaking point -- and just when you're about to throw down the comic as an example of juvenile stupidity, you chuckle (at least on the inside), and admit, 'okay, that was pretty funny.' Deadpool's absurdity saves his comic from the icy touch of logic."

Read the entire review HERE.


Matthew E said...

I've never read a Deadpool comic. Is Deadpool basically Marvel's Ambush Bug?

Timothy Callahan said...

Definitely not. (Although he does break the fourth wall at times.)

He is the anti-Ambush Bug.