Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Deadpool Vs X-Force #2 Review (Duane Swiercynski, Pepe Larraz)

The problem with a character like Deadpool is that he’s done so many whacky things – killed all of the Marvel superheroes, gone through literature murdering famous characters, and even gone up against umpteenth versions of himself (including the legendary Beard o’ Bees Deadpool) – that when a perfectly decent story like Deadpool time-travelling while fighting X-Force comes along, the response can be – meh. Which isn’t really fair as Duane Swiercynski and Pepe Larraz’ comic isn’t bad.

In this issue, both sides find themselves in American Civil War times with Deadpool’s antics in 1777 during the Revolutionary War having caused major problems resulting in steampunk crab-like-tanks and robot soldiers in the 1860s! Cable dashes between time zones to try to correct the problem before facing the Merc with a Mouth himself and, as if the story wasn’t complicated enough, winds up in ANOTHER different era!

Deadpool Vs X-Force #2 is a fast-moving and entertaining enough comic – you get all the action you’d want from a Vs comic with enough variety to keep from becoming a boring read. Is it an amazing comic though? Nah. It’s Deadpool being Deadpool, X-Force being X-Force and Marvel trotting out yet another time travel storyline (ie. Marvel being Marvel).

In the end it’s more of an ok issue in a series that doesn’t look very distinctive – just another Deadpool mini-series where our anti-hero does bonkers stuff. But if that’s all you’re looking for, you’ll get a kick out of this one.

Deadpool Vs X-Force #2

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