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Deadpool #26 - Death Comes To Tinseltown (or The Last Hitler) Review

5

If you could go back in time, would you kill Hitler? Well, one man tried to and he failed. Now a time-traveling Hitler is out to kill Nick Fury and it's up to Deadpool to stop him!

The Good

The "lost" issues seem to be the place where co-writers Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn can really let loose and have a crazy amount of fun creating the most absurd and hysterical issues possible. Yes, they kicked the volume off with zombie Presidents, but these flashbacks take the series to a completely different level of hilarity. I've enjoyed each of these flashback issues a whole lot, but this one? Man, I absolutely LOVED it.

There's an unparalleled amount of funny in this issue. To talk about what I loved about the plot and characters would potentially spoil some of the superb lines and references, and honestly, that's the last thing I'd want to do to you. You deserve to be taken by surprise by all of the ridiculous things that occur within the pages of this comic. Virtually every scene had at least one moment that made me laugh out loud. Really, you should thank me because it's seriously taking all of my willpower not to praise at least one of the bits that made me burst into laughter. Look, if you've been reading the other "lost" issues, then you know how ludicrous they can get, right? Now imagine that style of storytelling but with a time-traveling Hitler. There's so much comedic potential and they do a brilliant job delivering all kinds of gags.

While Duggan and Posehn set up the scenes and offer the amazing lines, artist Scott Koblish and colorist Val Staples do a beyond phenomenal job bringing it all to life. Koblish's character work is priceless and it's the perfect way for Duggan and Posehn to hit us with some of the randomness they're able to generate. From the hilariously strong expressions to the various locations and technology that comes into play, Koblish and Val Staples tackle each and every scene with an incredible amount of talent. Not only do the two do exceptional work matching the very specific tone, but they also do a thoroughly impressive job making this feel like a much older comic. The co-writers through a lot their way and each page looks awesome.

The Bad

Bad stuff? In this issue? Nonsense. But really, I have no major complaints whatsoever. This issue filled my heart with so much happiness.

The Verdict

Hey, do you like laughing or even smiling? Yeah? Cool, then you're probably going to really, really like this issue. Sure, comedy is subjective and all that, but I'm having a seriously tough time imagining anyone who wouldn't have a blast with this issue. Duggan and Posehn deliver comedy gold and Koblish and Staples do a tremendous job selling each and every joke. Who would have thought a story about Hitler could be filled with so much joy?

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Well we all know Bucky ends up killing Hitler in the end anyway

Posted by Renchamp

I view these throwbacks in better light now that Butler has explained how we should view Deadpool's past. I can't wait to read this one.

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Posted by AmazingWebHead

Only in Deadpool's comic could this happen. :D

Posted by dondave

I loved how the incorporated the Hitler rant

Posted by murderpool

I'm no prude but the narrator was backing hitler at one point I think...

Not cool?

I mean I laughed , of course, because it was funny. but what will the normal people think?

They might rise up and crush the laughers!

Gasp

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

This issue was absolutely awesome. So much fun and laughter. I especially enjoyed the half woman joke. Quite possibly one of my favorite issues of Deadpool ever.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

@renchamp said:

I view these throwbacks in better light now that Butler has explained how we should view Deadpool's past. I can't wait to read this one.

Wait, what did he say that would make you view these differntly?

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Edited by murderpool

@dagmar_merrill: Without spoiling too much (cause really dude if you haven't read gb&u it's a damn shame)

Butlers tampering with wades mind apparently could have been the source of many of the "adventures" (comic series from prior years) that we as readers have experienced. Things after department k might not have happened and at this point and they haven't elaborated much on which is which.

Edited by dagmar_merrill

@dagmar_merrill: Without spoiling too much (cause really dude if you haven't read gb&u it's a damn shame)

Butlers tampering with wades mind apparently could have been the source of many of the "adventures" (comic series from prior years) that we as readers have experienced. Things after department k might not have happened and at this point and they haven't elaborated much on which is which.

I have read it, I just assume these are all cannon.

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Posted by dagmar_merrill

@dagmar_merrill: Without spoiling too much (cause really dude if you haven't read gb&u it's a damn shame)

Butlers tampering with wades mind apparently could have been the source of many of the "adventures" (comic series from prior years) that we as readers have experienced. Things after department k might not have happened and at this point and they haven't elaborated much on which is which.

I've read the book. I just don't get what you are talkign about?

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Posted by CaptainHoopla

These flashback issues are brilliant. Hysterical and the artwork is amazing. Oddly, I find them somewhat refreshing in this day and age.

Posted by Mezmero

I was laughing so hard. The way the previous flashback issue ended I thought they'd be going to the extreeeeeme 90's but this was entertaining nonetheless. This continues to be one of my favorite Marvel Now books on the shelf.

Posted by impossibilly

I need to read this comic.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

The moment when they discover histlers body is just hysterical.

Posted by Renchamp

Black Nick Fury was amazing.

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Posted by nappystr8

I love the inventory issues, but I thought we had reached the point where they covered everything they could with those, and I was not looking forward to reading this. I was wrong. This is my favorite inventory issue so far, possibly my favorite issue overall.