Writer: Daniel Way
Art: Salva Espin and Guru eFX
At the end of the last issue, Deadpool was standing on a bridge talking to a man who was thinking about jumping killing himself. The man didn’t have the nerve to kill himself, so he had just asked Deadpool to do it for him.
If you’ve kept up, Deadpool’s healing factor (and the “curse of immortality” placed on him by Thanos) keeps him from dying. [And people totally always want the one thing they can’t have, amiright?]
Anyways, an “Evil” Deadpool [with a freakin’ sweet backwards left arm] had formed from dismembered body parts in the meantime, and Evilpool hijacked a jet and crashed it into a bridge.
The same bridge Deadpool and the jumper had stood on.
After surviving the explosion AND the fall, the would-be jumper decides he doesn’t want to die anymore and swims to shore, leaving Deadpool to finish his trip to New Jersey for his favorite chimichangas. This, of course, further establishes Deadpool’s insanity, as nobody in their right mind should ever willingly want to go to New Jersey — especially just for a chimichanga.
[Hey! We agree on something for a change!]
[Shut up and stop crashing my Deadpool reviews, inner monologue!]
[No! I am you and me and you are we! You cannot escape!]
Unfortunately, Evilpool, who parachuted from the aforementioned bridge-bound plane, got to those chimichangas first. And he blew the place up.
Through his disappointment, however, he realizes that there’s only one person who would do something like this…HIM! Naturally, he turns around and Evilpool is standing across the street.
This leads into some great Tom & Jerry-esque panels where two characters who think one step ahead of each other [They are, you know, technically the same guy] find new ways to maim one another. Of course, when you’re using heavy artillery in the middle of Jersey, federal authorities are bound to be brought in [because Jersey needs to be protected, too…for some reason] because the powers that be want the next issue to have a guest star.
Daniel Way’s writing on this title continues to be fun and well-paced. Deadpool isn’t supposed to be too serious, and Way is well aware of that. The cartoonish slapstick elements of this issue bring to mind the Deadpool vs. Bullseye storyline from a few years ago, and that’s always a good thing — even though that magic would be hard to recreate. Of course, Salva Espin and Guru eFX really compliment that slapstick with the book’s animated-but-realistic-enough art.
Deadpool remains a solid choice for anyone who wants a fun ride with little-to-no thought required.
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