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Review: Deadpool #24

DP pulls off one hell of a mean prank.

After stealing the House ( Weasel)'s thunder as Wild Card, Deadpool opts to help his old pal out by swapping identities to make him look better to his big casino bosses.

The Good

The single fact that this issue's entire plot revolves around Deadpool playing the most elaborate prank (or double-cross, take your pick) on Weasel earns it high marks from me. As I've said, I was a huge fan of the "classic" Joe Kelly run and I was glad to see these two crooks' relationship is still just as wonderfully damaged as ever.  I probably shouldn't get into too much detail for fear of spoiling the surprise, but I have to say that Way pulls off a tricky feat: getting you to follow DP's switching places with Weasel and his efforts to take down Grizzly like it's something sincere, only to drop the hoodwink at the end. And speaking of Grizzly, the gag about "spanking his bear-ass" was a stitch. I also continue to enjoy the work Barberi, Vlasco and especially Garcia are putting into the art and production on this title. Everything - - from mecha battles over the strip to money counting dens - - is so slick to look at.

The Bad

You know, even though this was a great read, I really am starting to share the sense of "over-exposure" that most readers have been feeling about Deadpool. I almost picked up the wrong title this week because there were actually two DP titles this week.

The Verdict - 4.5/5

This might not have the epic pathos that Kelly's run had, but it's still vintage Deadpool fun and one of the most consistently entertaining books I've been reading from Marvel lately. I was looking forward to reading it this week and wasn't disappointed. If you're suffering from Deadpool overload, be sure to still grab this title. And, once again, I'll say it was a real riot to have this whole "superheroics in Vegas" plot turn out to be a big practical joke. It amounted to great combo of super-hero action and black comedy.
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Posted by longbowhunter

I dropped this title and Merc With A Mouth a few months ago. I think I'll go back and pick this one up though. Been wondering what Weasel has been up to.
Posted by X-93

I'm not much on this  title, but did pick up wade wilson's war.  4 part series.

Edited by cmaprice

Marvel needs to drop Merc with a Mouth like woah.
 
I think this series has been great all the way so far. Way knows how to handle Wade.

Posted by Bergquist

this is the only real deadpool book 
  
**** the other ones
Posted by gordocomics
@cmaprice: yeah im a huge deadpool fan and i love way's work. everything else can f off. thank god MWAM only has 2 more issues. and remember, this is coming from a deadpool fan.
Edited by Rich-Man

im collecting them all, i wish i could drop one, maybe 2 but i cant, their just too good! merc with a mouth is very funny, deadpool is just brilliant, deadpool corps is just getting good and the new marvel kinights 4 parter, from the first issue i just know its gonna be worth getting. 
 
i love Way's work on deadpool, he's done a fantastic job and the artwork by Medina and Barberi is superb! all round a great series so far! 5/5

Posted by IronSpidy-Rooney

I think there is way to many Deadpool books at the moment 
Daniel Way's Deadpool is a bit too childish the only story I liked was the Deadpool/Thunderbolts crossover because it mixed the seriousness needed with Deadpool's comic nature, a seriousness the book lacks 
Deadpool team up is not funny in any way !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!, seriously !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
MWAM and Deadpool corps I'v heard good things about 
But Marvel has to tone down the Deadpool before he gets stale and we'll only ever see him twice a year

Posted by InnerVenom123

I thought Deadpool was kind of too much of a jerk to Weasel in this one =(

Posted by the ace of knaves

People claiming Way's run is better than Gischler's MWAM? WTF? Even after the whole Hit Monkey debacle?
 
InnverVenom123- Deadpool has always been a jerk to Weasel.

Posted by Mutant X
@Rich-Man said:
" im collecting them all, i wish i could drop one, maybe 2 but i cant, their just too good! merc with a mouth is very funny, deadpool is just brilliant, deadpool corps is just getting good and the new marvel kinights 4 parter, from the first issue i just know its gonna be worth getting.  i love Way's work on deadpool, he's done a fantastic job and the artwork by Medina and Barberi is superb! all round a great series so far! 5/5 "
I envy you.
 
@InnerVenom123 said:
" I thought Deadpool was kind of too much of a jerk to Weasel in this one =( "

Yeah I agree. It's weird, isn't it? I mean, it's normal for him to be a jerk to Weasel, but it kinda seemed like he was even more jerk-ish than he usually is.
Posted by InnerVenom123
@Mutant X: Yeah, its like he was just going out of his way to make him look bad and destroy what he liked to do. =/
Posted by InnerVenom123
@the ace of knaves said:
" People claiming Way's run is better than Gischler's MWAM? WTF? Even after the whole Hit Monkey debacle?  InnverVenom123- Deadpool has always been a jerk to Weasel. "
He was going too far this time. He was basically framing him and just TRYING to ruin his life.