Wolverine Week-46-in-Review: Deadpool

With jrpbsp back from his honeymoon, we return to our usual custom of full reviews for major Wolverine appearances and mini-reviews by yours truly for secondary Wolverine appearances.

And, as I noted last week, I will no longer be covering non-chronological appearances such as those in ‘X-Babies’ or ‘Marvel Super Hero Squad’.

So on with the jrpbsp reviews!

  • X-Force’ #21 (review): Population Explosion
  • ‘Uncanny X-Men: First Class’ #5 (review): The Knights Strike

As for the secondary Wolverine stories…

Deadpool #17 (preview)
Writer: Daniel Way
Penciler: Paco Medina
Inker: Juan Vlasco

Wolverine makes a substantial appearance here as a straight man, but as with the previous issue, this story doesn’t work for me.

Comedy, especially in an established, serious environment, is quite hard. And aside from one very funny page near the end of the book, the humor simply falls flat for me.

Deadpool is, without a doubt, a very funny character. I just fear that his countless monthly appearances and titles will bring his resurgent popularity to a quick end.

Now that the Wolverine fan has had his say, what do you Deadpool fans out there think?

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14 years ago

I honestly think this is the only good Deadpool book out there. I didn’t like Merc with the Mouth and Deadpool Team Up. Maybe the other two books offer something different for other people. But they didn’t do anything for me.

Isn’t this the best selling Deadpool book out there? I was under the impression that every issue was getting second printings.

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