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Review: Deadpool #1000

Maybe the first anthology I've read where EVERY short is awesome.

Eleven stories show Deadpool in pretty much every scenario conceivable, drawing from almost every era of the character from the classic 'Pool stories to even recent storylines like the DP Corps.
 

The Good

I was laughing out loud many times while I was reading this (LOLZ for realz.) You've got eleven creative teams here and they all nail DP's signature brand of black humor, madcap action and meta surrealism. I was really surprised by the breadth of scenarios and parodies they were able to put DP in, from a truly-inspired Blackest Night spoof in "Silentist Night" to a Dada-esque take-off on the Maltese Falcon and even a brilliant Twilight send-up dealing with a romance between a Chupacabra and a goat. Hell, even the topic of there being too many Deadpools isn't safe. There was room for some attitude and bite in Howard Chaykin's bad ass bar mitzvah-themed short and, believe it or not, even some dramatic, serious twists in the Texas Hold 'Em story.  I'd be remiss not to mention the stories about DP getting outrageously obese, considering a sponsorship deal as Captain Canada and his snark existential crisis that ends with the best dead cat punch line in comics history.  Even the one or two pages about him getting "un-friended" on a Faceless Book for disfigured villains and a "day in the life of Deadpool" were hillarious.

The Bad

You know, there really wasn't anything lacking in this special. Even the pin-ups and cover spoofs were worth it!

The Verdict - 5/5

I still don't totally understand the logic behind giving these specials bogus high-numbering, but I'll be damned if I haven't enjoyed the results. $6.99 is a bit steep, but I can't say that I found any of the stories in this special to be lacking, which is pretty remarkable for an anthology of this size. You definitely are getting your value per page, here.  All the writing was sharp, all the art was crisp, and there were really no redundancies. I suppose this is the first time I ought to compliment an editor on a book well done, so kudos to Sebastian Girner and Axel Alonso for making this such a worthwhile special when it could've just been another excessive cash-in.
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Posted by skprgb

shweet glad i picked it up after seeing this review.

Edited by asgoodasezra

 
I'll probably still get it, I'm a sucker for these anthologies. I pray the prices will plateau at some point.
Posted by ryanbuddykills

I haven't actually read this yet but I'm pretty frickin exited to!

Posted by skprgb

BTW the price isn't $6.99 its $4.99.

Posted by conformist21

what? a deadpool comic 5/5?
fine fine, i'm there,
i'll buy it

Posted by Kenshiro28

I'd honestly prefer big-ol' anthologies for that price over regular sized books for 5 bucks and more ads.

Posted by Pizawle

Wow. I may pick it up.

Posted by Tamed

I've been gone from Deadpool for a while, though I appreciate it when he is handled right. Definitely on the pull list!

Posted by ninjadude853

7 bucks?!?!
 
holy $#^%

Posted by Eyz

This looks and sounds pretty great, as far as current-Pool go!

Posted by jebak99999

it was very good

Posted by Craig Lovecraft

The Blackest Night parody was hilarious.

Posted by jamesewelch

I was going to pick this up yesterday, but I was iffy about it due to my disappointment in Deadpool #900. I might grab this next week if my pull list is low and I have a few bucks. I'd still like to hear if anyone else liked the issue or not.

Posted by N7_Normandy

Haven't read the whole thing yet, but the first few stories were pretty great.  The Mandarin's rings and casino stories were hilarious and very well written. 

Posted by goldenkey

This sounds awesome.  I still hope they would bring the bad ass in DP back more tho.  More like Spider-man.  A smart ass but a bad ass.

Posted by Jordanstine
@skprgb said:
"BTW the price isn't $6.99 its $4.99. "

Just checked Marvel's catalog and this 11-story filled Anthology is just $4.99!
Posted by sora_thekey

Um.... That's a lot of positives for a Deadpool comic!
I have to read this now!

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Posted by heywudup

I picked it up on a whim and loved it! It's full of mini stories and honestly most of them are either extremely badass or hilarious.
 
One comic that had me laughing to the point where my girlfriend watching tv was like "hand me that I wanna read it" was "A week in the life of deadpool". When he was trying on wigs I just lost it rofl.

Posted by Vance Astro

Deadpool sucks.

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Posted by Jake Fury
@Vance Astro said:
"Deadpool sucks. "

I like Nicieza-Pool. :)