Posted on June 28, 2016
Comic Review: Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
This review was edited by yours truly, but written by Robert Sunshine.~missemmamm
This is my first comic book review, and I wanted it to be special. I consider it a milestone, if you will. It’s something that, to me personally, I can look back and say to myself, “Yeah, I’m pretty damn happy I did that.” Today, I am reviewing the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool.
When the Deadpool movie came out around Valentine’s Day, I really wasn’t that into the hype. I’ve been a fan of Deadpool for years, and I thought that making a movie out of it would be hard to do. Casting, funding, and general plot are all very necessary to make any good movie great. I was just plain blown out of the water with the results. The movie was so great and I had an amazing time. I really recommend this movie. Thank you, Ryan Reynolds, for doing an amazing job of doing this anti-hero justice.
Now, the graphic novel I’m reviewing is actually much, MUCH darker. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe is one gritty comic book. Ladies and gentleman, this book is One Hundred Percent Yes.
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe was written by Cullen Bunn, drawn by Dalibor Talajic, and colored by Lee Loughridge. The comic is based around an alternate reality in which Deadpool is apprehended by the X-Men to quote unquote “make him better”. Only after typing quote unquote before putting quotes, do I realize that it creates a grammar paradox that is sure to kill us all. Only one more reason to make my voice HEARD!!!!!! Anyway, as you may figure out for yourself, the experiment does NOT go as planned. This leaves Deadpool with a third voice in his head, supposedly, killing the other two voices inside of him and…and eating them. Introducing mental cannibalism. I didn’t even know that was a thing.
I don’t want to give too many spoilers to those who have not read the book and probably want to in the near future, so, spoil it, I will not. I will, however, tell you my personal opinion of the book. It’s amazing. The art style alone in this comic leaves me breathless. The combined efforts of Dalbor and Lee, who I am assuming by their names are bound to make an awesome cop duo in an action movie, have created what I think is one of the best comics I have personally read in a long, long time. The colors just pop, and the lines are crisp and clear. It just makes me want to sit at a desk and draw some bloody sketches of my own superhero. Oh, did I mention blood? There is so much blood, death, and gore. As a personal fan of that shit, I have to say, bravo, my good gentleman, bravo.
It’s a quick read. It only took me about a half hour to finish. This comic book is comprised of about eight volumes. I highly recommend picking it up.
You can purchase Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe here from Amazon. (Note: This is an Amazon Associates link. If you make a purchase through this link, it may yield a small profit for this blog.)
You may also enjoy:
Also by Robert Sunshine
Philly Wizard World 2015: Entering the Marvel Talent Contest
2015 Philly Wizard World: Meeting Matthew Mercer
An Overview of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire Series
An Overview of Season 8 of Doctor Who