Thursday, 7 July 2016

Deadpool, Volume 2: End of an Error Review (Gerry Duggan, Scott Koblish)

End of an Error (I see what they did there) collects just three Deadpool issues but one of them is the massive 25th Anniversary issue so you still get a full-length volume.

The first one is Deadpool 2099 which follows futuristic Deadpool and isn’t as fun as I’d hoped - it’s actually quite boring and a bit of a downer. 

The second issue is the anniversary one. Deadpool gets his own back on people who’ve insulted him, which is a sort of fun, ridiculous story, and then the rest of the issue is full of the Mercs for Money backstories. None of them are at all interesting and the Deadpool of Mexico, Masacre, story is mostly untranslated Spanish, so nuts to you if you don’t speak it (I don’t)! Also found out that “Deadpool” is called “Masacre” in Spanish speaking countries. Tyler Crook illustrates the Terror story if you’re a fan of the artist (it is the best-looking part of the book). 

The volume closes out with a second Masacre story that’s full of intentionally badly-translated Spanish in a pastiche of Batman. It’s not as funny as it sounds and the dialogue gets really annoying after a few pages. 

End of an Error is a meandering, weak Deadpool volume without any great moments or stories despite this being the character’s 25th anniversary - disappointing stuff.

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