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Deadpool #17, Guess Who's A Chicken...

Despite all the Deadpool comics and appearances, it's surprisingly been a few weeks since I've reviewed a Deadpool comic.  I have been a fan of Deadpool since he came on the scene but even I will admit that he's simply turning up in too many places.  In a continuation of Deadpool trying to join the X-Men, let's see if this comic remains fresh and witty or if it's as dry as Deadpool's face:
 

  
Daniel Way continues to deliver Deadpool at his best.  Some of us have wondered if Deadpool could ever join the X-Men and now we finally get to see what that would be like.  Not only does Way give us Deadpool the way he should be written but he also gives us a different side of the X-Men.  As I mentioned in the video, when you're dealing with Deadpool you sort of have to lower yourself down to his level.  If Deadpool appeared in an actual X-book, we'd be seeing a different story.
 
I'm digging Paco Medina's art more and more every time I see it.  It's such a joy seeing him pencil Deadpool.  Throw in Juan Vlasco's inks and Marte Gracia's colors and it's just so easy to delve into Deadpool's adventures.  Unfortunately I can't say the same about Jason Pearson's cover.  I get that Domino and Emma were supposed to have outraged looks on their faces over seeing Deadpool in his X-uniform but it just really felt 'off' to me.
 
What it comes down to is I really enjoyed this comic.  When you pick up a Deadpool comic, you're expecting a crazy and funny adventure.  That's what you get here.  This issue may not compare to other comics that I've given the same rating to but it's simply in another category.  The idea of Deadpool killing for the X-Men was great.  Also the fact that Deadpool somehow confused the X-Men with Ice-T was priceless.  And let's not forget that we get to discover Domino's biggest fear.
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Posted by Zniperking

too funny man got to find out what domino afraid of

Edited by Dane

I think it's kinda weak that Deadpool seems to need a supporting cast for his stories to work. It felt like an X-Men book as much as it did a Deadpool one.
 
But I agree he is being "written the way he should". I think there is too much Deadpool around now but honestly I think in small portions he is a very entertaining character and I've decided to make this book my "small portion". I find if I just read his title I don't get saturated with the character and it's just enough to make him worth reading. By contrast, I stopped picking up Wolverine ages ago because I get to read more about Wolverine than I want whether I like it or not.

Posted by Comiclove5

Stewie!
Posted by rouju

It would be funnier if Deadpool thought that it was Iceman, not X men. ^_^

Posted by Mighty_Destroyer

I have a feeling deadpool is gonna somehow find his way onto the X-force team.

Posted by Joe Venom
@Mighty_Destroyer said:
" I have a feeling deadpool is gonna somehow find his way onto the X-force team. "
yea I hope so he would be prefect for that team, he may not be as stealthy as the rest but he would make one heck of a distraction.
Posted by KasadyCarnage
@Zniperking:
Chickens
Posted by Moomin123

Isn't Deadpool still looking for alternate versions of himself? Or has he finished putting together the Deadpool Corps?
Posted by FoxxFireArt

Domino's fear? I want to say either rat or cockroach, judging from the setting.
 
I really like the looks of the art in this book. I completely agree on the cover. Domino looks more like Two-Face. The story does look to be pretty entertaining. I seem to remember seeing an image once of of Deadpool wearing a Marvel Girl costume once.

Posted by Catastrophic
@FoxxFireArt: Yep, during his CND run. It was funny. lol. For your information people, this is not the 1st time Deadpool has joined the X Men. I wonder what happened to his old uniform go? It looks better. Haha.
Posted by Agent Buttons
i agree. this is deadpool done right
Posted by InnerVenom123

Every Deadpool book and apperance ('cept for that one in Spider-man) has sucked but this. Daniel Way and Joe Kelly are hands down the BEST Deadpool writers.
Posted by G-Man
@Moomin123: That will happen in the other title, Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth.
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Posted by Deo Wade

Only Daniel Way  or the Team of Mike Benson & Adam Glass should be able to write Deadpool. There's a method to their madness that the other writers just don't have.

Posted by Risky

Dom babysitting Dp again? Great!!! have to get this comic. Argh, heck, why do I live in Germany? That means I have to wait at least half a year before I can read that.
 
And of course like you other guys I want to know her biggest fear as well (don't spoil it please, this time I want to keep the tension). I mean she is my fav character, a mean merc, a strong woman and all but a paralyzing fear, preferrably a minor everyday one, makes her only deeper and adds to the character development.

Edited by k4tzm4n

Reading these comments pain me...Kelly and Benson should be the only people allowed to write Deadpool.  Way just feels like he tries too hard to be funny, adding beyond rediculous elements.
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Posted by Deo Wade
@k4tzm4n said:
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Reading these comments pain me...Kelly and Benson should be the only people allowed to write Deadpool.  Way just feels like he tries too hard to be funny, adding beyond rediculous elements. "
That's part of what makes Deadpool what he is. Take away those elements and you have She-Hulk. Benson/Glass are the best writers for Deadpool though.
Posted by InnerVenom123
@KasadyCarnage:
BRAK! BRAWKAKAWK!!  
(XD)
Posted by sora_thekey
@FoxxFireArt said:
" Domino's fear? I want to say either rat or cockroach, judging from the setting. "
She could be claustrophobic!
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Posted by FoxxFireArt

Doubtful. She's already inside the tube. Judging from what G-Man showed us. It's as if she suddenly stopped and couldn't move forward for some reason. That implies there is something ahead of her that is impeding her ability to move forward. 
Seeing that it's an air duct. That would imply rat, cockroach, or spider.
 
If it was claustrophobia. She would of had difficulty going in a confined space at the start.

Posted by SUPER-MAN 23
@Mighty_Destroyer said:
" I have a feeling deadpool is gonna somehow find his way onto the X-force team. "
I agree with that, I thought Wolverine quit the X-men & Became x-force leader. Why is he still in his Yellow and Blues in Deadpool #16? 
Posted by dan1509
@SUPER-MAN 23:
That made me lol Wolverine's so Crazee :P
Posted by k4tzm4n
@Deo Wade said:
" @k4tzm4n said:
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Reading these comments pain me...Kelly and Benson should be the only people allowed to write Deadpool.  Way just feels like he tries too hard to be funny, adding beyond rediculous elements. "
That's part of what makes Deadpool what he is. Take away those elements and you have She-Hulk. Benson/Glass are the best writers for Deadpool though. "

Strongly disagree.  Kelly added hilarious scenarios without feeling like it was over the top.  Despite what many think, every issue of Deadpool shouldn't be like an episode of looney toons.
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Posted by goldenkey

its just a nice change of pace from the normal comics.  and it's great that its in normal continuity 
Posted by G'bandit

RATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I BET THERE WAS A RAT THERE XD 
 
By the way I want that scan! The one Domino is all dreamy and with hearts all over XD

Posted by The Sanguine Psychotic
@goldenkey said:
" its just a nice change of pace from the normal comics.  and it's great that its in normal continuity  "
I love how you used the words 'normal' and 'continuity' in tandem to describe a 'Pool book.  LOL
Posted by HaloKing343
@k4tzm4n said:
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Reading these comments pain me...Kelly and Benson should be the only people allowed to write Deadpool.  Way just feels like he tries too hard to be funny, adding beyond rediculous elements. "

Whaaaaat? That's like saying only Stan Lee can write Spiderman. Well guess what, there have been some damn good Spiderman writers since him.
Posted by Media_Master

I like seeing Wolverine bump his head into Domino's rear...

Posted by LadyGimmick

G-man, you use a lot of hand gestures....=^.^=
Posted by G-Man
@LadyGimmick: You should see the ones I have to edit out...
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Posted by dp
@FoxxFireArt:

or maybe its deadpools zombie head appearing in the vent that would scare her
Posted by Suigetsu

Kickass review G-man
 
You know wat hardcore deadpool fan I am but I ve gotto admit that Deadpool is suffering of an over exposure.
3 titles its just too much, maybe if it where just 2 I would understand but then throw all he's appearances that he is making on all the other comics and well... its starting to get tiring.
 
I really couldnt belive that dom was afraid of that... I tought she was joking but she really got freaked out.
 
Daniel Way is a good deadpool writter, he gets him even more than benson.
Yeah benson its good but he is a newbie to deadpool that always makes him get he's ass handed up to him, so I am not crazy about him.
 
 
Kelly is doing spider-man and now it is up to Joe Quesada whether he'll write deadpool again or not.
 
I would say cancell deadpool team-up and maybe merc with a mouth and put Daniel way and Kelly on the deadpool book so we can have 2 issues per month and then the over exposure will be lessened.