Deadpool is “just like Spider-Man, but with guns and charm” (his words, not mine). That’s about as spot-on of an assessment as I’ve ever heard, even if it does come straight from the horse’s mouth. The Merc with a Mouth is at his absolute funniest in this issue and it makes for an excellent follow up to #1. Just like in the best Deadpool comics, he always seems to rub his peers the wrong way, which just adds to the constant humor he’s able to effortlessly churn out. Whether he’s taunting Wolverine or commenting on how big a woman’s “balloons” are, there’s never a dull moment.
This book might not be perfect for a first time Marvel reader. You need to either like the Marvel universe or at least know a little bit about it to fully appreciate this one.