Review: SEASONS BEATINGS #1 Gets Us in the Holiday Spirit…Deadpool Style

FIRST IMPRESSION

The first issue of the Seasons Beatings series gives us a fun, Deadpool-inspired holiday story, even though it lacks coherency at times.
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SEASONS BEATINGS is a one-shot series giving readers a holiday story with all the zany flavors of Deadpool. Corny and downright incoherent at times, SEASONS BEATINGS #1 nonetheless offers a hopeful message coated with the holidays’ spirit of giving.

deadpool in santa costume for SESONS BEATINGS

STORY

Jason Latour’s story follows the fast-paced, zany style of classic Deadpool comics. The mercenary wakes up in a dumpster wearing a Santa suit, covered in blood. Deadpool’s fourth-wall breaking adds to the craziness of this predicament and sets the tone for the rest of the issue.

The story jumped around to various Marvel heroes and villains, showing us how they handle the holiday season. However, the tone’s constant switching often made the story lose its sense of coherence. One minute we empathize with Peter Parker’s depression during this season and just a little while later we’re watching Squirrel Girl crack jokes as she pounds Doombots.

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peter parker sad during the holidays

squirrel girl fighting doombots

Nevertheless, SEASONS BEATINGS #1 encourages us to embrace the spirit of giving in the midst of its many storylines. They (somewhat) converge in the end, but it was hard to tell what the point of the story was at the conclusion. It would have been good to see greater coherency between each of the characters’ individual stories.

ART

Marcos Martin’s cover art, coupled with the story art from Chris Brunner, Veronica Fish, and Irene Strychalski, fits well with the aforementioned classic Deadpool style. The characters were brightly colored to emphasize the happy-go-lucky aspect of Deadpool’s characterization. But the artists also used heavy shading in many of the panels to remind the reader of Wade Wilson’s darker side.

Travis Lanham’s lettering works well as it seems to capture each character’s voice accurately, and the reader won’t be confused as to who was speaking, even in the scenes with many characters.

CONCLUSION

This issue does a good job of crafting a wild Deadpool story that’s infused with holiday themes and morals. However, the lack of cohesion in the storyline failed to keep me engaged. This could have been a much more enjoyable story if Latour had focused more on tying each of the subplots together.

Did you think this was a fitting Deadpool holiday book? Let us know in the comments below!


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Corey Patterson
A comic book nerd and reviewer with a special interest in the underlying themes of superhero, sci-fi and fantasy stories. He enjoys writing for Monkeys Fighting Robots, Pop Culture and Theology and other publications.

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