Writer: Cullen Bunn | Artist: Dalibor Talajic | Colorist: Lee Loughridge
Do you like rooting for the bad guy? I know I do. Shout out to Cullen Bunn for making it easier than ever. He isn’t the first to make Deadpool out to be a villain and I hope he’s not the last (Hint, hint movie studios).
Obviously the Marvel universe already exists and most of us know Deadpool’s origin story, but this issue does a fantastic job of setting up a new and fresh beginning for Wade Wilson.
One that prepares us to see very little of Mr. Wilson and a whole lot of Deadpool.
There’s very little I don’t like about this one. It starts out a little slow, but once it gets going it never looks back.
The only other flaw, if you want to call it that, is that by the end of the first issue we haven’t seen Deadpool go up against any of Marvel’s heavy hitters yet.
I’m yet to read a Deadpool comic book written by Cullen Bunn that I think is anything short of excellent. The Merc With a Mouth has a few moments of witty humor in there of course, but really it’s the tip of the iceberg for him.
I love when superheroes go head to head so maybe I’m a little biased, but like I said Deadpool is made out to be the anti-hero right away and even though he doesn’t face a hero in this first issue, it’s safe to say that he has all the motivation in the universe to stack up an impressive body count over the next three issues.