Not Letting the White Man Hold Him Down
Phew! I thought the last story with Iron Fist and Luke Cage was terrible. The White Man!?! Not executed well enough. And if that was how the series was going to turn then I was going to be done with Deadpool. K4tz and I don't always see eye-to-eye one what we like about the Deadpool series, but his review this time around sparked enough in me to not drop this title yet.
This issue was amazing! With less emphasis on jokes, the ones actually told were done with proper timing. I laughed out loud in this issue. Not everything Wade says is supposed to be comic gold here. He gets a bit more serious. It fits the storyline. The men he turns to makes sense. The threat against him is real. The fight he has is well-paced. Basically, I had zero issue with the story or the writing. Well done, Posehn and Duggan.
In addition, Shalvey's art is amazing for this book. It is disgusting and comical. It perfectly melds the tone of Deadpool's plight. The flashback is horrifyingly presented with stark images and faded colors. The fights are fast and somewhat believable - especially since Deadpool isn't getting pounded at every turn. You see his methods and how good he really is. His body is drawn in a disgusting manner. The issue just oozes of style and substance.
This issue was refreshing. I went from thinking I'd drop this title to finding something more to love about it. Well done, men. Well done. I've got a killing machine back. (Now don't mess this up!)