Review: Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #10

Posted by Zack Freeman (314 posts) - - Show Bio
Deadpool, Zombie Deadpool's skull and their friends run afoul of both A.I.M. and various reanimated supervillains in the zombieverse.

THE GOOD
Deadpool might be glutting the market, right now (we've seen Deadpool/Cable and Deadpool Team-Up in just the past two weeks), but amazingly, the quality level is still up. I was laughing out loud, no joke, at many points during Victor Gischler's script. The stand-out for me was the gag when he literally dropped a skyscraper on the zombie Absorbing Man. Writing comedy is hard enough, writing comedy with action is even harder and Gishcler's done a knock-out job here. Bong Dazo is a name I'm going to be keeping an eye for in the future. His work has all the style and gloss of a top ten "hot" artist, but he's got a much deeper range than most artists in that category. Really, his work is almost infused with a political cartoonist's warped perspective - - he can draw sexy, manly and grotesque with equal aptitude.

THE BAD
It might seem like an odd thing to have a problem with, but the dialogue really needed a lot more stressed words. A lot of times new readers think putting things in bold is a little silly, but there's a good reason there's a long tradition of their use. Rather than getting the immediate reaction I should have from a lot of the dialogue - - which bold words would have sharpened my attention to - - I had to step back and re-read it. Also, I don't know, but the cover seemed a little smudgy to me. It looks great if you squint, but if you actually look at it close, it seems like it's been scanned through a fogged glass.

THE VERDICT
We might be experiencing Deadpool overload, right now. If we were to pare down the number of appearances Wade Wilson makes a month, then I'd really want Merc With A Mouth to stay around. This was one of the better comics I've read this week and I recommend it if you're looking for some excellent execution.

4/5
#1 Posted by Chane (539 posts) - - Show Bio

Pass, I'm afraid.

#2 Posted by DeadPool a.k.a Wade Wilson (979 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree good book

#3 Posted by bdog (118 posts) - - Show Bio

This is actually my fav. Deadpool book.

#4 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chane said:
" Pass, I'm afraid. "
#5 Posted by warlock360 (28063 posts) - - Show Bio

The dream-scene in his Head of the cockpit was so damn funny LOL

#6 Edited by the ace of knaves (402 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to prefer Way's series. Now i prefer this... and it's friggin ending? 
 
At least Gischler is doing Deadpool Corps. But then, so is Rob Liefeld :(
 
Anyway this issue was great. Gischler's Deadpool voice is very similar to Joe Kelly's, which is always a good thing. Obviously not the depth and character development of Kelly's run, but it's still a fun read.
 
Think Batman: Brave and the Bold ridiculousness but with a Deadpool twist and the adult humour and violence levels turned up to 11.

#7 Posted by Man of Lengend (1001 posts) - - Show Bio

thought it was great as well
#8 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

best Pool series hands down. sucks to see its ending, its developed into such a solid piece of work.

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