Deadpool #36 Review

How will the Merc with a Mouth fit into AXIS? Read on to find out.

The official description from Marvel:

• Oh, man…you know that totally secret thing that’s gonna happen in AXIS?
• Yeah—that’s totally gonna affect Deadpool!

Deadpool #36 variantDeadpool has taken a very focused direction since The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, as between getting married, finding his long lost daughter, and helping the people who were experimented on using his DNA, he’s been a very busy guy. This doesn’t mean that there’s been no time for fun, and now that he’s involved in AXIS there’s definitely plenty of time for that.

There have been many different writers to tackle Deadpool over the years, but bar Joe Kelly I don’t think there has been any that have captured the essence of the character as well as Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan. The way the duo manage to work the witty antics of the Merc with a Mouth around a serious plot is what puts them above the rest, as most writers fail to balance the two aspects. It is however the way things happen differently in Deadpool’s eye’s that really caught my attention in this issue, with Deadpool viewing certain scenarios in a different way. Despite this, I did feel things moved a little too quickly near the end.

Mike Hawthorne has been doing an amazing job on the art, and bar Tony Moore he’s the best artist to have graced this series. The simplicity of his art when Deadpool is in costume, compared to the detailed, and gruesome look underneath really is amazing, being both impressing without being over the top. The dynamic of his layouts also manage to give a fun tone, and despite Deadpool’s face being covered by his mask, we still get to see his emotions. Rounding things off we get crisp inks from Terry Pallot and punchy colours from Jordie Bellaire.

Deadpool #36 is yet another amazing entry to what has been one of Marvel’s best series of the last two years, with Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan tying events into AXIS in a very clever way. Highly recommended.

  • + Witty as ever.
  • + Fun, dynamic art from Mike Hawthorne.
  • + Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn as ever give a quirky script.
  • - Things move a little too quickly near the end.

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