Dead Pool #2, Marvel Comics, Review

Review Robert Bernstein 11/21/2012 at 5:55PM

Deadpool electrocuting an elephant AND undead Teddy Roosevelt. 'Nuff said.

The world’s most delightfully annoying healer, Wade Wilson, returns this week with another chapter in Deadpool’s story.  Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn team up for this Deadpool issue of the Marvel Now story. Tony Moore is the artist and Geoff Darrow has created a fantastic comic book cover (there’s basically a zoo on the cover!)

The issue starts off with two big breasted bikini babes fighting each other over Deadpool--a severely scarred and decaying Deadpool.  He is then kissed by She-Hulk, which makes him wake up from this over-the-top fantasy dream with the hole in his head that was left by Abe Lincoln (man--he sure is making news lately). A ghost of Benjamin Franklin is standing over him asking who is responsible for the revival of undead presidents.

We then see undead Kennedy and undead Washington asking a magician to raise the rest, including the general’s army. So, the magician raises the undead army.

Deadpool is made aware that the undead Teddy Roosevelt is hunting at the local zoo. He enters the zoo and shoots good ole Teddy in the head. However, it isn’t enough and Teddy punches him. Then, Deadpool is impaled in the midsection by an elephant’s tusk and gets into a skirmish with Teddy. The elephant grabs Roosevelt and Deadpool electrocutes them both. Deadpool appears to seek the help of a doctor because he is seeing Benjamin Franklin’s ghost. The doctor looks like Doctor Strange (is it?).

Posehn and Duggan have written another hilarious issue of Deadpool. The playful banter created between the ghost of Benjamin Franklin and Deadpool is quite humorous. Also, Duggan and Posehn created a few other funny moments through Deadpool’s wit, such as Deadpool mentioning the sound effects that weraree drawn in the comic. Deadpool’s character is a refreshingly lighthearted and fun character to follow, which is a good change of pace from the majority of other comics that take a more somber and serious tone. The playfulness actually makes me wonder what a Deadpool soundtrack would sound like and more specifically, what his theme song would be.

Tony Moore is also a winner in this issue with his artwork.  The elephant being electrocuting by Deadpool looks awesome--definitely one of the coolest things we’ve seen drawn in comic books this year! This issue is just as colorful as the previous issue, with colors bouncing off every page. 

Overall, I give this issue an 8 out of 10.