Artist: Mike Hawthorne
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
DEADPOOL VS. S.H.I.E.L.D. PART FIVE
Deadpool finally ends his horrid journey of cat and mouse with Crossbones on his tail and decides that maybe this life isn’t the best decision for him anymore…
The Ups: This issue is one example of a perfect ending to any story arc. The book was very short and to the point and delivered both a silly and comedic layout that is normal for any Deadpool comic while also summarizing and bring the entire plot line full circle. One aspect in this book of true enjoyment was the fact that writers Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan knew exactly when and where to place the jokes. Too often in several forms of media when a naturally funny character is present it seems that nothing but jokes or quips fly from their mouths but, that is not the case in this comic. We are now on the cusp of seeing a side of Deadpool that is very different from what we are accustomed to and in many ways that is extremely refreshing.
The Downs: The only part of this book that was slightly off is that at a few points in the book a lot of things started happening in a way that seemed to be out of nowhere which temporarily throws the reader off for a few seconds.
Overall: In the end, our Merc with a Mouth will always be the same dangerous degenerate that we have all come to know and love but now we get to see him strive for a different kind of lifestyle that may or may not work for him but it is definitely going to be a journey to remember.
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