Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe (2012)
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Penciller: Dalibor Talajic
Colorist: Lee Loughbridge
Letterer: Joe Sabino
Cover Artist: Kaare Andrews
My Rating 2/5
I have to say that this really is the first major let down Marvel has given me since I all but turned my back on DC and hurled myself into the Marvel Universe. I really didn’t think much of this series at all and was left with the taste of bitter disappointment in my mouth once I finished.
The idea of Deadpool killing the Marvel universe is something that appeals to me on so many levels with my new found love of Marvel and Deadpool being one of my favorite comicbook characters of all time…and it is a good idea…not a great one…but it could have been amazing if more time and care were given to this project.
There are simply far too many simple flaws to this series; artwork (although I do quite like the covers), writing, story structure, humor, battles…everything is rushed and half arsed. It’s a good idea in a notebook, which needs a lot more work.
There were some things I liked, which included how Wade dealt with Thor in issue #2 and his trophy skin in issue #3 (although the artwork, again could have been better)
The end was pretty obvious from the start, which isn’t really a valid criticism of a comic series, as we usually have a good idea of how it will end. So usually it is the telling and the journey that are the enjoyment, but this is clunky, heavy handed, rushed with excessive montages and very little artwork actually depicting action.
The lack of humor and emphasis on darkness doesn’t work either, except possibly when Wade tortures Xavier, but on the whole it just isn’t funny, which Deadpool usually pulls of effortlessly, and the forced darkness is more akin to a teenager painting their bedroom black and saying that there is nothing their parents can do about it.
Do not expect too much from this, as I did, and read Avengers Vs X-Men instead
THE BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT SINCE WOLVERINE: ORIGINS THE MOVIE!!