By Daniel Way (Writer), Paco Medina (Artist), Juan Vlasco (Inker), and Marte Gracia (Colorist)
The Story: Deadpool fights a Super Skrull and works to complete the mission that was assigned to him by Nick Fury. Violence, witty banter, and general wackiness ensues in a way that only “The Merc with a Mouth” can deliver.
What’s Good: The third issue of the new Deadpool series is the best yet and ends in such an intriguing fashion that I find myself eagerly anticipating what is going to happen next. In every way, Daniel Way and Paco Medina have taken a fairly limiting story situation (the Secret Invasion) and made the absolute most of it. The jokes (a mix of dry humor and slapstick) hit far more than they miss, the artwork perfectly matches the energetic tone of the story, and most importantly, the book is just plain fun. Deadpool is now easily one of the most entertaining and vibrant books that Marvel puts out. If the creative team can keep it up, Deadpool may have a long and successful future.
What’s Not So Good: The fact that this series is still stuck within the Secret Invasion for this issue. I have definitely had my fill of Skrulls, no matter how entertaining the book they are in is. It is time to move on to different (probably better) things.
I also feel I should mention that the tone of this book may not be to everyone’s liking. Daniel Way goes little bit overboard trying to make a joke at every opportunity and Paco Medina’s stylized, cartoony artwork may be a bit much for some. Personally, I am a big fan, but I know many prefer comics with a darker edge.
Conclusion: By injecting some (much needed) fun into the Skrull invasion, Deadpool joins Ms. Marvel and Black Panther as a prime example of how to use event trappings to the fullest. Well worth picking up.