Deadpool is the man. Who would've thought that he'd be the first Marvel character to reach issue #900? That is definitely a milestone. Wolverine? Psh... Spider-Man? Whatever. Deadpool managed to do what they haven't been able to. Okay...maybe the way he reached issue #900 is questionable. I wonder if Deadpool himself was put in charge of counting the issues. Either way, it's a massive book. Question is, how does it rate?
What you get here is a whopping 104 pages for $4.99. Sure it might seem like a bit of money for one single comic but if you compare it to some of the $3.99 comics, you definitely get a lot of Deadpool for your money. When I first started reading it, the short stories by the different creative teams was a bit distracting. I understand that logistically it might not have been possible to have longer stories. I think it would've been more enjoyable. As I read more, I started appreciated seeing all the different stories. We had some stories that we might not have been able to see if it wasn't for this format.
If you're a Deadpool fan, obviously this is like Christmas for you. Over one hundred pages of Deadpool action. It's hard to pinpoint which of the numerous stories was my favorite but I do have to say seeing a Joe Kelly/Rob Liefeld story was pretty nice. Is this too much Deadpool for one sitting? Is it possible to get Deadpool overload?
For a milestone issue, this is how it should be done. Lots of bang for your buck. As I mentioned in the video, I did round the review up a tiny bit since it fell in between two ratings. I like the package and I like the presentation. I would've just liked some tiny tweaks to the content. For a Deadpool fan, I'm not sure if there's much to complain about. If you're not a Deadpool fan or if you've been getting too much of him lately, don't try to read this in one sitting. I do wonder if we'll see more "900" issues any time soon.
What was your favorite story here? Did you enjoy this humongous comic?