Writer: Cullen Bunn

Artist: Matteo Lolli

Colorist: Ruth Redmond

The Good

A Deadpool comic has to be bloody; a Deadpool comic has to be funny; and most importantly, a Deadpool comic has to be on par with the unique style and cleverness that’s always made him stand out from other heroes. Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #1 delivers on all three accounts, but so does any one of Cullen Bunn’s Deadpool comics. The Regenerating Degenerate is not a typical superhero—he’s the anti-superhero, which is a huge factor in why so many of us love the character and why he works so well in the movies too (shout out to Ryan Reynolds for being more like his character than any actor we’ve seen aside from MAYBE HughJackman as Wolverine).

The Bad

If I’m going to say something bad about this comic, there’s only one thing I can think of… Cullen Bunn’s done better, which isn’t really a knock, because it’s all relative. He’s the Barry Bonds of Deadpool comics—all he does is hit home runs, and that’s exactly what this is as well. It’s just that he and his team are so damn good that he’s done even better.

The Veredict

These days, the Avengers might be the most beloved heroes in the game. You can thank the Marvel Cinematic Universe for that. Because of those movies, the comics now have a clear advantage of drawing in new readers. With fantastic artwork and a great narrative, this comic is an absolute must-read. If you’re a fan of the movies but new to the comics, you’ll be sure to enjoy this one as well.

SCORE: 9.5

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