There’s something really awesome about Skottie Young leaving the fate of known, and some unknown, world in the hands of Deadpool. Deadpool #2 is just as fun as, well almost every other Deadpool comic. It’s s guilty pleasure that gives you the warm and fuzzies on a hot summer day. This issue finds our reluctant hero getting hit with Captain America’s shield, having lunch with some of his mall coworkers, getting sassed by Negasonic , going d-bag to d-bag with Iron Man, trying to save the world solo as a merc for hire and getting into a shootout with Avengers. Young serves up some peak Deadpool awesomeness and even with so much going on, there’s nothing unnecessary to the story or that seems disingenuous to the character.
I’m not a huge fan of what Nic Klein does with the art here most of the time. Most of the time. Panels that take place away from Pool are a bit murky, washed out and lack detail or design, while the panels with him are full of focus which would be hella jarring and disorientating if you’re just thumbing through it a comic store. I think that it would have made more sense to have the world not involving Deadpool be the one that was crisp and the world/panels he exists in be disorientated to showcase his frame of mind. If a reader is going to be pulled out of the story it makes more sense to have them pulled out when our fave anti-hero is already doing exactly that already. It’s an odd artistic choice because it takes some time to get back in when Deadpool’s not on a page. It pulls you from the story .
Overall the writing saves the day, it’s a classic Deadpool story complete with him, and his unicorn, running off half cocked to save the world for cash, because Iron Man is loaded. It’s a quick fun read that stays true to cannon and ends on the perfect panel to get us ready for the next issue.
Story: Skottie Young Art: Nic Klein
Story: 8.9 Art: 8.3 Overall: 8.7 Recommendation: Buy
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