Oh my God, I’m nearly in tears after reading this issue -- tears of laughter, of course. Sure, I would love to see where writers Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn are going with Deadpool after their opening story, but this issue is a beyond hysterical intermission. Practically every single page had to give me a really, really good laugh. From a young Flash parking in a handicap spot to Scott Lang’s check to Cable’s return (Cable needs to wear that at all times), this issue was flat out hilarious. Warning: do not enjoy a drink while reading this because you will end up spitting it.
The artwork by Scott Koblish and Val Staples transports you back in time. Issue #7 legitimately feels like an utterly insane issue that actually could have actually come out back then. Everything from faded pages to a near perfect duplication of the classic style makes this an issue you simply have to appreciate for all of its beautiful ridiculousness.
If you're expecting a play-by-play parody of IRON MAN #128, you'll be disappointed. Aside from that, I've got nothing to complain about. Loved it.
I'm calling it right now: this is the funniest issue of 2013. I've consulted with Cable and he agrees, too. Seriously, the entire issue is dedicated to delivering big laughs and it absolutely succeeds and then some. I want to see more development from Deadpool in the primary story, but I honestly don't care if he's a goofy fool in a standalone tale -- especially if it makes me burst into laughter so frequently. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a strong urge to read DEADPOOL #11 again.