by Nick Walden, CMRO Contributing Writer
Written by Daniel Way, Art by Shawn Crystal
Published: September 2012
I am digging this reborn arc. In a few ways the character is a bit reborn or rebooted if you will. Gone is all of the melodrama and whiny dialogue from Wade about his not being able to die and yada yada yada. Now we can get to some better story lines that include the possibility of Deadpool actually getting killed which adds some much needed juice to this book.
So in this book we have Taskmaster and Paste Pot Pete involved with a weird love triangle with Deadpool. I like how Way has made Wade understand that he has been skating and it is time to refocus. The story rolls along nicely with action, some good lines, and a few well placed twists. We aren’t all the way back to classic Deadpool but we are finally heading the right direction. This arc has done a good job, in my opinion, of re-establishing Deadpool as a unique character again.
Now my only real complaint is the art by Shawn Crystal. As the story has gotten better it is harder to overlook some of the style choices he is making with these scenes. I feel like his fight scenes are a bit bland and he is using odd angles of perspective for some panels and then drawing the viewed characters in a disproportionate way. That really started to bug me after a while.
So the final result on this book is a 7.5 out of 10. It was almost an 8 by the art started to drag me down after awhile. But still I like where things are going and I think that Daniel Way is doing a good job of adding more juice to this story now that Deadpool has finally become killable.