Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Deadpool, Volume 5: What Happened In Vegas Review (Daniel Way, Carlo Barberi)
Aw man, what happened to Daniel Way’s Deadpool? This fifth volume stinks!
Deadpool hears someone in Vegas trashing him and decides to prove them wrong by being a hero (and because this is set during Marvel’s short-lived “Heroic Age” nonsense). This involves a convoluted plan to knock over a casino with two super-minor Marvel characters: Weasel, who now has a giant robot armour and is working security at said casino, and Grizzly, a douchebag in a bear suit.
I don’t really get Deadpool’s motivation to rob a casino - just a couple books back he literally had more money than he knew what to do with and hated it! I guess inconsistency is a consistent character trait of Deadpool’s - still sucks as a motive and doesn’t make the comic any less boring. There’s also an issue where Deadpool and Ghost Rider fight for no reason which is unentertaining and pointless.
The bonus story by Duane Swierczynski and Philip Bond was fun: Deadpool fights robbers in the Burj Khalifa blind and has to rely on Pool-O-Vision (his imagination) to beat them! And Carlo Barberi’s artwork on Way’s issues was really good too - very slick, smooth superhero visuals which complemented the action well.
Other than that though, Deadpool, Volume 5: What Happened in Vegas is the only snake eyes so far in Daniel Way’s Deadpool run.