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Deadpool #10 - Eight Legs to Kick You Review

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Deadpool continues to serve as Vetis' hitman, but he bumps into the Superior Spider-Man while searching for his next target!

The Good

Call me crazy, but this is easily my favorite Deadpool issue in quite some time (apologies, Suicide Kings). It's relentlessly funny, is sporting phenomenal artwork and is massively entertaining. It doesn't take any major strides with the plot, but who really cares when everything going down is so ridiculously fun?

So many laughs were had while reading this one. So many. From the strip club being called "Amazing Fantasy" to the countless one-liners, I found myself grinning or laughing out loud with just about every page. Trapster's remark? The Dark Knight References? The Donald Trump parody? It's consistently sharp and without question one of the funniest books on the market right now. That said, DEADPOOL always manages to have one moment that's super lowbrow and makes you wonder for a moment if you should cringe at the raw immaturity or have a good laugh. In this case, let's just say it involves falling and... well, a remark about poo, and I settled on laughing like a fool at that one. Then there's Michael's situation. I don't even know what to make of that yet, but it's wildly amusing for now.

Speaking of Michael, I was relieved to see there was a legitimate reason behind Wade's drastic action in the last issue. It was obvious Wade wanted to send him to Hell to see if it could benefit them, but it's great to see it wasn't a totally random and dark decision he made in the moment and on his own. Also, did anyone else think the remark about "characters who sell their soul to the devil deserve to die" was a little jab at Peter Parker?

Mike Hawthorne + Val Staples = one terrific looking Deadpool book. It's a style that manages to deliver perfectly on both the comedic and serious moments the title has to offer. Deadpool's so lovable as you can see his silly grin under his mask and the entire issue just has a very fluid and animated feel to it. But when matters get dark, Hawthorne proves he's more than capable of delivering a stunning and badass version of Deadpool. I'm seriously impressed with the visuals in this one.

Oh, and no joke, I think I'm quite possibly the only person who cheered when Chance appeared. He's such an obscure character and, despite popular belief, he's actually a little bit of a boss. That said, he's been reduced to jobber status over his last few appearances, so it's understandable he's treated as a total chump when trying to take on both Spider-Man and Deadpool.

The Bad

I'm probably one of the very few people out there who will be slightly disappointed by Taskmaster and Batroc's handling. I suppose it's cool for Taskmaster to be a bit pathetic since Wade has often served as his kryptonite, though it would have been neat to see Tasky fight Superior for longer. Despite being the victim of many jokes, Batroc's a dude with some serious skill -- he's given Steve Rogers excellent fights. While part of me is letdown with how Batroc's handled, I'd be a total liar if I said the rest of me wasn't saying, "YEAH! DEADPOOL'S SHOWING OFF HOW GOOD HE IS!" Yes, I've been craving more skill feats from Wade, but I also wish it didn't come at the expense of another character. Wade's interacting with the likes of Captain America, Wolverine and Daredevil in the future, so my fingers are crossed he'll have a superb battle with at least one of them!

I'm also left wondering about the organs plot, but I'm perfectly fine with writers Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn holding off on that element because what's currently going on is such a good time!

The Verdict

In case you couldn't tell by now, I freaking LOVED this issue. It doesn't move the plot forward all that much, but it's a virtually flawless piece of popcorn entertainment. It delivers and then some when it comes to the art, ginormous laughs and cheer-worthy action. I spent $2.99 for a digital copy of this issue on ComiXology and you bet I am absolutely going to spend another $2.99 to get a physical copy.

22 Comments
Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

Defiantly getting this.

Posted by MyNameWasDeleted

Deadpool? uggh

Must be the stink of Cable still lingering on this poor guy, but I wont go anywhere near him. (It's not that at all- actually I hate this goofball too)

Posted by kilomac29

"I'm The Trapster! B*tch!" I laughed for a solid 2 mins. at that line. Such a "Superior" issue.

Edited by sparty-dbq

"The old man may have deserved to die, but killing him was not justice."

......

Who do I have to petition to get Posehn and Duggan to replace Slott on SSM?

Posted by Fenderxx

Im right there with you man, loving this series

Posted by Exrev

You've got to be joking. This was awful. Every joke was lame. The only signs of humor were the callbacks to Deadpool comics that were actually funny. It's not that it's sophomoric or too crazy, it's just that it's entirely and in every way unfunny. Paste-Pot Pete has been done to death in Deadpool, and he, Taskmaster, and Spider-Man have all been many times funnier in every other appearance they've had with Deadpool. It's offensive to me that people support this type of humor in Deadpool books because it means that it's less likely that humor more entertaining than a child's joke book will ever return.

And how about all of those enthralling plot points? Riveting! Lots of implications and character development to look forward to! Clever move by Deadpool to resolve his problem too! Villains - even third rate ones - never would have thought of that! I totally thought he was in danger of failing his mission this issue!

I'm glad people are enjoying their purchases, but... good lord. Save your money people. This book was horrible.

Posted by mavfan626

Nice review! nailed it!

Edited by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones

Wow Mary Jane, even Deadpool noticed something different about Spiderman *shake head*

Posted by The Mast

I find it odd that you raise it as a negative to see guys with great fighting skill being portrayed as weak or a joke...when you give this five stars.

To each their own and such, but Deadpool has been what you complained about THOSE guys being, since Way. He hasn't been a legit threat or capable assassin in his on-going since Simone or earlier. I totally understand that if Dane Cookpool is the side of him you really like, then this wacky, zany depiction will be amazing. It's not badly written by any means.

I just hate how everything from Way onward has paid absolutely no mind to ANY skills he has, ANY history he has and NOTHING that happened in his previous near 80-issue volume.

Edited by PunyParker

I enjoy the series!....it has action,humor and serious elements! it's great!

Posted by k4tzm4n

@the_mast said:

I find it odd that you raise it as a negative to see guys with great fighting skill being portrayed as weak or a joke...when you give this five stars.

To each their own and such, but Deadpool has been what you complained about THOSE guys being, since Way. He hasn't been a legit threat or capable assassin in his on-going since Simone or earlier. I totally understand that if Dane Cookpool is the side of him you really like, then this wacky, zany depiction will be amazing. It's not badly written by any means.

I just hate how everything from Way onward has paid absolutely no mind to ANY skills he has, ANY history he has and NOTHING that happened in his previous near 80-issue volume.

5 stars doesn't mean I have no gripes with the issue or it's a flawless masterpiece -- it means I loved it. And in this case, Batroc jobbing is vastly outweighed by the qualities I loved about this comic.

Edited by TheAcidSkull

@k4tzm4n said:

@the_mast said:

I find it odd that you raise it as a negative to see guys with great fighting skill being portrayed as weak or a joke...when you give this five stars.

To each their own and such, but Deadpool has been what you complained about THOSE guys being, since Way. He hasn't been a legit threat or capable assassin in his on-going since Simone or earlier. I totally understand that if Dane Cookpool is the side of him you really like, then this wacky, zany depiction will be amazing. It's not badly written by any means.

I just hate how everything from Way onward has paid absolutely no mind to ANY skills he has, ANY history he has and NOTHING that happened in his previous near 80-issue volume.

5 stars doesn't mean I have no gripes with the issue or it's a flawless masterpiece -- it means I loved it. And in this case, Batroc jobbing is vastly outweighed by the qualities I loved about this comic.

Batroc is a lame villain anyways.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@k4tzm4n said:

@the_mast said:

I find it odd that you raise it as a negative to see guys with great fighting skill being portrayed as weak or a joke...when you give this five stars.

To each their own and such, but Deadpool has been what you complained about THOSE guys being, since Way. He hasn't been a legit threat or capable assassin in his on-going since Simone or earlier. I totally understand that if Dane Cookpool is the side of him you really like, then this wacky, zany depiction will be amazing. It's not badly written by any means.

I just hate how everything from Way onward has paid absolutely no mind to ANY skills he has, ANY history he has and NOTHING that happened in his previous near 80-issue volume.

5 stars doesn't mean I have no gripes with the issue or it's a flawless masterpiece -- it means I loved it. And in this case, Batroc jobbing is vastly outweighed by the qualities I loved about this comic.

Batroc is a lame villain anyways.

It was certainly less humiliating than his treatment over in Fabian's GAMBIT. Mustache = blown off and then he pretty much cowered before Crossbones.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@k4tzm4n: And to be Honest his Gimmick doesn't scream ' AWESOME" either. a guy who leaps? kinda lame if you ask me. still, if people like him, thats their prerogative. great review BTW.

Edited by k4tzm4n

@theacidskull said:

@k4tzm4n: And to be Honest his Gimmick doesn't scream ' AWESOME" either. a guy who leaps? kinda lame if you ask me. still, if people like him, thats their prerogative. great review BTW.

He's certainly easy to mock, but his hand-to-hand abilities are quite formidable! He's never bested Rogers in purely hand-to-hand, but he has what it takes to give him a good struggle. And thanks.

Posted by lady_toyano

This issue was bombastic! Total pick me up.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@k4tzm4n said:

@theacidskull said:

@k4tzm4n: And to be Honest his Gimmick doesn't scream ' AWESOME" either. a guy who leaps? kinda lame if you ask me. still, if people like him, thats their prerogative. great review BTW.

He's certainly easy to mock, but his hand-to-hand abilities are quite formidable! He's never bested Rogers in purely hand-to-hand, but he has what it takes to give him a good struggle. And thanks.

Yeah, but My interpretation is that he wasn't created with the idea that the fans would love him, i kinda feel that he was made to be MOCKED though, i guess thats how i see it, i have trouble taking him seriously.

excited for next weeks comics?

Edited by Mezmero

This issue made me laugh hard. Good luck, have Deadpool.

Posted by BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow

Deadpool is and always will be one of my favorite comics

Posted by Tyrannotaur

I loved this issue too. I still find the concept of Lady Stilt-Man hilarious. Her name mocks all of those female versions of heroes/villains who decided to just add Lady to the male heroes/villains name. I'm looking at you Lady Bullseye. Also the super serious tone of Otto and the fun and wonky tone of Wade really mesh well together. I hope to see them together more in the future.

Question: Why does Donald Trump have a Comic Vine page?

Posted by ohcatrina

This issue killed me. Deadpool never lets me down.

Posted by ScumDestroy

Anyone catch the Big Lebowski reference when Deadpool's talking about Young Avengers? Also, Stilt Woman's hairy legs when them stilts get blown off. Awesome and hillarious.