We take a trip in time, DEADPOOL style! Look at what Marvel
Now Then comics were like.
Usually when the creative team takes a 1 issue break from the series they create a story that features secondary characters in a specific title. However, not Deadpool. Instead, writers Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan have decided to take a trip back in time, with Deadpool, showcasing the bronze age of Marvel Comics.
This parody of a fan favorite Iron Man story in the bronze age, retold, from a modern perspective is really creative. It also shows that the creative minds will stop at nothing to make this the greatest Deadpool title ever created.
You can absolutely tell that Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan had a blast writing this issue. From start-to-finish, the writers have created a perfect parody of the Iron Man classic, Demon In The Bottle, incorporating what Deadpool might have done differently if he was involved in that issue. Having the editor, Jordan D. White create a [fake] formal letter saying this is a lost, unpublished, Deadpool comic made in the 70s or 80s adds to Posehn and Duggan's parody.
The artwork, oh wow, the artwork is vintage. Scott Koblish's art style on this issue is phenomenal. He really captures how the style of the 70s and 80s and it's almost impossible to tell the difference between the two. Granted his art style is really close to that of the bronze age, it is the color style of the modern era that creates nostalgia, but remembering that this is a modern comic [thanks to colorist Val Staples].
This is too good to pass up. This issue had everything that makes Deadpool who he is today!
This is the perfect time to jump on the DEADPOOL bandwagon. If this issue does not pull you on this series, nothing will. This is one Marvel
Now Then issue that should NOT be passed by. Go out and buy it NOW THEN! Overall 5 out of 5.