Thursday, January 20, 2011
Good enough: Deadpool Corps Volume 1
I wasn't too kind in my review of the Deadpool Corps Prelude, but this was better. How much better? Find out after the cut! Yes, I know I review too many Deadpool comics, but I like the character.
Victor Gischler seems to up his writing game back to the quality he had when writing Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth, at least in terms of this comic actually being humorous. Liefeld seems to actually be trying with his art too, with artist Marat Mychaels turing in a dynamite imitation of Liefeld's work for issue six--even if his drawing of Lady Deadpool out of her armor looks like a cheap knock-off of the slave-outifit Princess Leia wore in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Speaking of pop-culture references, this comic is full of them, from Hawaii Five-O to Deadpool's consistent love for Bea Arthur inspiring the name of the ship. While funny now I wonder how well some of these references will age--Daniel Way seems to be wise to avoid them in the main Deadpool book. Then again, Hawaii Five-O is pretty old-school as it is (even with the new series).
3 out of 5 stars.
Deadpool Corps - Volume 1: Pool-Pocalypse if you want some silly fun.