REVIEW: Spider-Man/Deadpool #1

Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Joe Kelly
Artists: Ed McGuinness, Mark Morales
Colourist: Jason Keith

Editor: Devin Lewis
Release Date: OUT NOW!
Price: $3.99

Spider-Man Deadpool #1 Marvel Comics

Spider-Man Deadpool #1
Marvel Comics

Spider-Man/Deadpool #1 is supposed to be an ongoing series, but you would expect the concept to get old pretty quickly. Deadpool is an ass that even fictional Peter Parker shouldn’t have to endure. How many times can we hear Spidey tell the merc with a magazine to shut up? And trying to determine Deadpool’s motivations will make your head hurt.

Writer Joe Kelly milks the jokes which come fast and fast enough to become tedious. In Spider-Man/Deadpool #1 Deadpool kidnaps webhead and takes him to hell to fight Dormammu. Along the way Deadpool tells Spidey he wants to change and earn Spidey’s respect. And much to Peter’s chagrin he is considering it, all while though Deadpool is running a scam. Pretty standard Deadpool.

DP justifies all his actions by following an electronic moral compass. But by the end Deadpool believes it endorses killing Peter Parker to free Spider-Man from his shackles. Let the wackiness commence!

For his part Ed McGuiness delivers yet another beautifully drawn comic, helped by Mark Morales. And it’s a good thing; a lesser artist might have brought the issue down.

There are a lot of Deadpool comics out right now in anticipation of the movie, and it’s not clear what Spider-Man/Deadpool adds to the mix. But if you’re a fan of the merc who causes migraines then this is an entertaining entry. If not, feel free to look elsewhere….

Reviewer: Joe Lovece
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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