DEADPOOL #6, available in comic book stores on Wednesday, August 5th, is an exciting X-Men tie-in event featuring our favorite mercenary. It seems Wade Wilson has developed a king-sized grudge against the mutant group, but for what reason?
In a desperate attempt to crash the X-Men’s party, Wade enlists his new Monster Island recruit Jelby, a mutant who can carry an infinite amount of things inside himself. It seems Wade isn’t satisfied with his own band of heroes; his epic case of FOMO (fear of missing out) leads him to using Jelby as a protective shield so he may enter Krakoa.
But when he enters the gate, Wade is met by a less than welcoming greeting.
Kelly Thompson’s writing in this issue captures the hilarity of Wade’s personality in his poorly veiled desire to be a part of the X-Men. He may lash out at the team for excluding him from their group, but we all can see his jealousy plain as day.
Kevin Libranda’s penciling and ink work, Chris Sotomayor’s coloring, and VC’s Joe Sabino’s lettering provided thrilling illustrations for this issue. The illustrations featuring Wade and his monster minions are contrasted with the more polished depictions of the X-Men. Their vibrant, solid colors stand diametrically opposed to Wade’s monster’s duller hues. In addition, the lettering further emphasizes this distinction by granting our titular character’s letter balloons its classic yellow background.
DEADPOOL #6 was the X-Men tie-in story we’ve been waiting for in this run. It was fun getting see the Merc with a Mouth express his grievances to them, both with his snarky words and his fists.
What trouble with the X-Men do you think Wade will get into? Let us know in the comments below!