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Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #3 - Part III: The Ex-X-Men Review

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Guess what? Deadpool is still killing heroes left and right. But what is this all about? What are his plans afterwards if no one can stop him?

The Good

Deadpool's rarely been taken seriously. I don't mean that since he's always cracking jokes. Actually, in part of that, he's not really seen as a deadly character. He is a killer and has gone toe to toe with the likes of Wolverine and others. If anything, this series is showing what Deadpool could be capable of. He's killing and killing a lot.

After all the heroes he's killed in the first two issues, you would almost think there isn't anyone left. But the title does state he's killing the Marvel Universe. There are deaths that have occurred off screen as well.

Rather than simply be a miniseries with Deadpool set out to kill everyone, there is someone hoping to put a stop to him (as we saw last issue). This individual may have what it takes to stop him and rather than take on Deadpool head on immediately, some thought and investigation is going into the plan first.

As dark as the story is, it's not something to take seriously. This is Deadpool wiping out the heroes we all know. If you've ever wondered what Deadpool is capable of and how he would actually go about trying to kill everyone, this is where you'll find out.

The Bad

Could Deadpool really kill everyone the way he is? This is where it's a matter of how seriously are we supposed to take this? For example, last issue, he manages to pull a gun on Spider-Man to blow his head off. There was no sign of his spider-senses going off. Here, he's easily killing heroes that have faced bigger threats than him. It's a matter of suspension of disbelief and all but he's making it all look so easy. It's all too easy and maybe it's because his head is a little more straightened out but he's more prepared for everyone than Batman would be. He's doing what teams of powerful supervillains couldn't do. But that's sort of the point, right?

The Verdict

With one more issue and a confrontation between Deadpool and the one person willing to take him on, it's unclear how this will play out. This isn't meant to be a comic to take seriously as Deadpool is easily taking out all of the Marvel Universe's most powerful heroes. Deadpool's never been more cruel or vicious and it makes you wonder what could he do in a normal story if he was allowed to. I'm still on the fence with the series as a whole. This isn't the Deadpool I'm used to reading, but it's not meant to be. If you're looking for Deadpool to cut loose against everyone, this is a series you'll want to check out.

25 Comments
Posted by TinyGrenade

I've been enjoying it as a goofy comic that isn't to be taken as "Deadpool the almighty". But, I have also been thinking that "universe" is a more broad term as in everything and everyone encompassing the marvel universe. It seems like DP knows he's in a comic and is trying to "save" those around him from being puppets, overall I kinda like it as a quick fix of gore and insanity.

Posted by feargalr

Bar the rather obvious bulge, the cover has a fairly feminine look to it

Posted by Ganthetsward20

I dont want to this to be taken the wrong the way, but it seems like everyone who hates on Deadpool is usually based on the fact that he has potential but cant stop joking around and has a lot of dumb luck when he sets out to do things. Now I hear complains on this is to serious of a Deadpool and it seems like he still has the "dumb" luck seeing as how he can kill people who should be much more difficult to even survive throwing a first punch. What take do people want?!? Is it even the same people complaining? I love Deadpool and I'm fine with him serious like this mini series but I do prefer the more humorous route he's taken versus the way he was originally created.

Posted by JohnnyWalker

liefeld must be wetting his underwear with joy. this is the deadpool he wanted to make. idk how this filth got 4 stars.

Posted by blindisaac

@JohnnyWalker said:

liefeld must be wetting his underwear with joy. this is the deadpool he wanted to make. idk how this filth got 4 stars.

Tony enjoyed it. That is why he gave it 4 stars. Reviews on this site are subjective. Write a review with your opinion on it if it bothers you that much.

Posted by derf_jenkins

I'm really enjoying this series. wish there were more than 4 issues.

Posted by Master_Thief

Nice review I may pick this one up later today

Posted by mattwing87

Is this set in an alternate universe like Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe and Old Man Logan?

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

@mattwing87:

Most likely because then AVX would be over since everybody would be killed by Deadpool.

Then again, Deadpool lives in a universe of his own, so he probably dreamed the whole thing and thought it was real.

Posted by Man of Lengend

This series is great and I wish there was more

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Don't like this series but the next issue features Punisher and Deadpool, I'm excited for that. Two of my favorites

Posted by The Stegman

I'm not reading the series, it just seems so.. ridiculous. 

Posted by afterwatchmen

Love deadpool but feelslike this series is missing something

Posted by Wowlock

It can be nice to see the character's potential and the arguement of '' Why is he wasting his time, goofing around when he can take on basicly anybody ! ''...but would a series like this be any profitable after the end ? Sure it is nice to see a certain Coal of a character to get roughed up into the diamond of his skills but how far is too far that you think '' Meh , you are just creating scenarios that wouldn't fit in any normal series ! '' ... Maybe this series is all about wacky , crazy What if and this is just over-the-top imagination of Deadpool's crazy mind.

It is ridiculous and maybe that is the appeal of it.

Personally, I avoid anything with gore since I am kinda weak that way, besides I hate to depress myself while reading to get 'entertained' but that is my personal preference. As I talk about Deadpool though, I think the way he is used in this series might be a glimpse of his potential but highly exaggirated to fit the title. I mean, even Cosmic beings can't take on the ''marvel universe'' IF you think of their in-comic skills and so forth and not like '' Well writer can do anything'' type of thing. Maybe that is why this series is more legitimate since Deadpool's awareness now more focused, he can use it to channel his skills and accomplish things that he shouldn't suppose to.

Either way, I avoid this type of Gore-fest like a plague since it never fits my preferences. As for story being taken seriously...well lets say some stories tries to hard to be that....only to get ridiculed by that fact.

Posted by InnerVenom123

@The Stegman said:

I'm not reading the series, it just seems so.. ridiculous.

That's the point.

Edited by k4tzm4n

@InnerVenom123 said:

@The Stegman said:

I'm not reading the series, it just seems so.. ridiculous.

That's the point.

Fun has no place in comics, sir!

Personally, Thor's defeat gave me a decent laugh. The "To me... my X-Men" remark did as well. Oh, and the jab at Wolverine's "power" was great, too.

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Posted by InnerVenom123

@k4tzm4n said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

@The Stegman said:

I'm not reading the series, it just seems so.. ridiculous.

That's the point.

Fun has no place in comics, sir!

Personally, Thor's defeat gave me a decent laugh. The "To me... my X-Men" remark did as well. Oh, and the jab at Wolverine's "power" was great, too.

The book has absolutely no fcks to give. That's why it's good.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@InnerVenom123 said:

@k4tzm4n said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

@The Stegman said:

I'm not reading the series, it just seems so.. ridiculous.

That's the point.

Fun has no place in comics, sir!

Personally, Thor's defeat gave me a decent laugh. The "To me... my X-Men" remark did as well. Oh, and the jab at Wolverine's "power" was great, too.

The book has absolutely no fcks to give. That's why it's good.

Acid jelly ftw.

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Posted by SadiaVicious

His true nature + gore.

Lovin' it.

Posted by SlamAdams

The story itself seems to have already given away its ending, but I'm still excited to see where its going. Deadpool says something very telling in the book. He says Wolverine's greatest power is his popularity. That is why he keeps returning, not because of his healing factor. Its like Deadpool is seeing the Matrix code and can bend the universe to his will. Thats why he is able to get the drop on Spidey without tripping his sense or jumpkick Mjolnir back at Thor.

Posted by venomoushatred1001

@The Stegman said:

I'm not reading the series, it just seems so.. ridiculous.
Posted by GLforHIRE

Theres alot of potential errors which is why even though i'm still reading it, it kind of annoys me more. Spoilers below if you havn't read them.

As the review said, its way tooooooo easy...like how he handled the hulk? really? no ones thought of just finding banner while hes sleeping? 2 swords boom boom, no more hulk.

Or how easily he walked through wolverine..i'm not a wolverine fan but isn't he supposed to be a great fighter? deadpool took him out in 2 moves. And this was a blood lusted wolverine. And yes i know he has to special sword thats wolverine kryptonite but still....2 moves...wolverine.

Or forcing cyclops to blow off his own head and instantly kill 3 other xmen...Not really how i see it going out and emma would of just read his thought and got the others out the way before then..heck she could of even gone diamond mode and survived herself.

just alot of questions to me even though its supposed to show how badass deadpool can be with no restraints, he still shouldnt be steamrolling everyone.

Posted by JonSmith

@GLforHIRE: I kind of liked SlamJams theory: Deadpool's finally truly accepted that he himself and the characters around him are all just puppets of the writers. He's effectively 'cut' his own 'strings' in this comic, so the only limitations on other characters and himself are decided by him. So why didn't Banner turn into the Hulk instead of getting diced? Because for once, the writer didn't make it happen. Why didn't Spidey's spider-sense activate this time? Because the writer didn't make it happen. Why couldn't Wolverine fight back? Etc.

For once, there is no popularity contest decider. There's no deus ex machina, Deadpool is effectively the writer of this comic, and he's had a LONG time building resentment towards all these characters building up. As he said: They all thought he was insane, mad, they never thought he was a threat because he was so looney.

In case tl;dr, here's the condensed version: Basically, it's a whole bunch of PII, instead of PIS: Plot Induced Intelligence. Deadpool's favor.

Posted by GLforHIRE

@JonSmith: I understand what your saying and to an extent have no problem with deadpool reaching max potential as a killer and finding a way to beat everyone. Heck batman has a file on how to kill everyone and so did professor X so its not really that far fetched. My issue is the ease at which he does it. Sure its his story and hes controlling everything so wolverine isn't an unstoppable god like he is in his titles but still, we've spent years hearing about how great a fighter wolverine is, even on this site hes constantly argue to be one of the top hand 2 hand fighers in marvel (although i disagree) so to have him be kicked to the curb twice by deadpool and the second time in two moves just seems stupid. Whats the point of making a comic if your going to cancel out EVERYthing that makes the character just so deadpool can win? If to show how badass deadpool is, they have to dumb down all the other characters to pretty much average human levels, why write the comic? At least make it somewhat clever or they might as well of just made him sneak into everyones house and kill them all while their sleep like he did the hulk. The simple fact that professor X led all the xmen to their death just cuz he got stabbed in the knee was enough for me lol ur telling me he couldnt have sent out a quick telepathic thought explaining to them it was a trap etc...very un-professor x

Posted by JonSmith

@GLforHIRE: Eh, Deadpool's a pretty great fighter in his own right. He's just usually an idiot. And it's not so much that everything's being canceled out to average human levels as everyone has ONLY their abilities while Deadpool has plot on his side.

As for Prof X, I can kind of understand how being attacked by a psychopath whose killed a great number of your more well known colleagues, being tied up, and then stabbed in the knee, I can understand how someone might not be thinking clearly under those circumstances.