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Deadpool #59 - Blacklisted, Part 2 Review

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Deadpool and his wacky shenanigans continue. He still is without his healing factor and has Black Tom hot on his tail.

The Good

I wasn't crazy about Deadpool losing his healing factor and scarred face. As I read more of this arc, I'm actually finding myself enjoying it. Regardless of what he looks like, Daniel Way continues to make the stories funny and fun. With Deadpool having a normal face, there's actually more opportunity for Salva Espin to express Deadpool's goofy nature with expressions alone. Only Deadpool can get into situations like he does here. The decisions he makes is why we love his so.

With Black Tom chasing after him and being depowered, we're seeing Deadpool on the other end of the chase. Normally he's doing more of the chasing rather than being pursued on on the defensive. It all adds to Way's plan to actually bring us a slightly different sort of Deadpool story. He's still trying to cope with the fact that he can be seriously injured (his little finger still hasn't regrown because that's not something normal severed fingers can do). We know this state likely isn't join got last. As Marvel NOW quickly approaches, it's up in the air what will happen to Deadpool and if his current non-healing factor state will continue. Whatever the case, Way should be commended for the number of consistent and humorous issues he's given us.

The Bad

There's no reason why Deadpool wouldn't want a burrito but it's almost hard to imagine since we all know how much he loves chimichangas. Then again, it could just be a matter of the convenience store he was at only carrying burritos. I suppose I wouldn't think to get a chimichanga at one.

Is Black Tom one of my favorite villains? Nope. But his presence does allow for some witty comments from Deadpool. There's nothing major that happens in here to affect Deadpool's future but that's okay. It's still a fun story.

The Verdict

This comic is ridiculous, but in a good way. I didn't think I could enjoy Deadpool stories with him being drastically changed as much as I am. Daniel Way has managed to continue to deliver great Deadpool stories. Even when we had so much Deadpool being thrown in our faces and several different series, this is the one that survived, and with good reason. This is a Deadpool we haven't really seen. There are definite familiar elements. He is still the same zany character but the absence of his healing factor and non-scarred face adds a different element to him. This has allowed for the stories to take a slightly different approach but importantly, they're still funny. I don't want to think about the end of Daniel Way's run coming up but all good things must come to an end. As for how this arc will end, I'm on the edge of my seat.

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Posted by HexThis

Every single one of the women he draws at the very least vaguely resembles this woman. Is she his girlfriend or something?

Posted by cmaprice
@HexThis: 
There are worse women to vaguely resemble. ;)
 
I love this man's style, though. Wish he'd spend a little more time differentiating the women.
 
To be fair, though, men are easier to make different. They more often have full masks, scars, and less attractive features you can add. People want "perfect" women on their covers. Maybe he's just stuck on this one being his idea of perfection. Heh.
Posted by LifePool

Great review, I'm enjoying the series aswell, can't wait for the conclusion of the Blacklisted arc.

Posted by Danial79

I've never heard of Black Tom before and was wondering why Doctor Strange was on the cover hitting Deadpool :)

Posted by SadiaVicious

Love the artist, the normal face is simply perfect for this arc.

Hope it last a lot.

Posted by DJ1107

@Danial79 said:

I've never heard of Black Tom before and was wondering why Doctor Strange was on the cover hitting Deadpool :)

Lets just say Wade and him have a history. A history involving Deadpool throwing him out of a plane with Juggernaught in his first mini-series in the 90's and Tom cutting off DP hand in the second mini-series

Posted by Backflip

When did Black Tom become human again? Last time I checked he should still be in his Tree state.....

Posted by NXH

Just saw the other day that Marvel is releasing a hardcover of Deadpool with issue from 50 to 63 which concludes the run of this series and I will definitely pick that up.

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

G-Man Deadpool does not like chimichangas that much he just like the name. and I have scans to prove it.

Posted by Solarflare32

Black Tom only really benefited from m-day

Posted by Firestormblaze

Great review. I'm not too thrilled about Deadpool losing his healing factor; mostly because it encourages the rumor that he's being killed off. I have yet to read this comic, but now I'm really looking forward to it.

Posted by SavageDragon

This was soo funny. I was actually chuckling through most of it.

Posted by afterwatchmen

Really funny issue...his face is eexactly like id imagine

Posted by mzultan17

Espin has really given Deadpool those goofy facial expressions and they work for this story perfectly, in this issue especially there were one or two that alone were hilarious.