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Review: Deadpool #26

DP meets GR just outside of LV.

After cashing his chips in at Vegas, Deadpool crosses paths with Ghost Rider, who's hellbent on making him face his long history of misdeeds.

The Good

Way and Barberi make this a hard package to resist. Their work just goes down easy. I especially enjoyed how Wade's dial spins from jokey smart ass to tightly-wound tough guy so unpredictably... it adds some real venom under even his most harmless jokes. Gracia's colors are amazing too, adding to one of the coolest depictions I've seen of Ghost Rider in a long time. Even if I have some issues with how much this actually adds to DP's mythos, it's always well told, and thus, always compelling to read.

The Bad

I'm sure this is going to have greater significance in the greater plot Way's weaving, but DP's "penance vision" doesn't really seem to reveal anything new. It's just more scenes of his days before entering the Weapon X (or just Department H? Or Department K? It's hard to keep straight) - - something we've just been seeing in Wade Wilson's War. I was actually hoping for some ghoulish reintroduction of all his victims, like we'd often get in the first volume of this solo title.

The Verdict - 4/5

Believe it or not, Deadpool is most-often a brand of quality these days. This is actually a pretty well-done "told-in-one" with a good punch line to top if off. It felt like there was some "double-dipping" going on when it came to covering history that's already recently been revisited, but either way, this was still enjoyable as a meeting (the first?) between DP and GR. 
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Posted by mavfan626

Kewl.. I wasn't sure about this issue but now I'm looking forward to it.

Posted by sparty-dbq

For me, this is the only Deadpool series (out of the twenty-something there are) that's worth getting.
Posted by Joeybagad0nutz

Wow. A good recent Deadpool issue? I might have to get it now.
Posted by N7_Normandy

I didn't like this issue too much.  Not  much humor and very little plotwise.

Posted by ninjadude853

every single time i say "screw it" about this deadpool series, it ALWAYS comes out with something new to take back my interest!
it's uncanny

Posted by Pacperson

I disagree...i found this issue to be garbage.
No Plot
No Humor 
And more screwing with Deadpool's origin =/
Only thing good about it was DP was acting somewhat mature, That's something that hasn't happened in Way's run thus that's kinda a good sign....i guess

Posted by Man of Lengend

I liked this issue 4/5 as well

Posted by Koz

I love this Deadpool Series because of the great humor, and art But I think it is time for a real Story for our favorite Merc!!
Posted by Benuben
How it screws Deadpools origin?
Edited by Fantomex100
@Benuben said:

" @Pacperson: How it screws Deadpools origin? "

It doesn't, their have been multiple origins. Besides I wanted to see Daniel Way's interpretation (or in others terms an updated one). 
@Zack Freeman: 

Gracia's colors are amazing too, adding to one of the coolest depictions I've seen of Ghost Rider in a long time.

I've loved each issue because of that. Ones without his input usually lose its steam IE the white lightnin one.