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Review: ‘Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe’ #1

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Your friendly neighbourhood assassin kick-starts a new chapter in his life with a blood-gushing slaughter fest that will rewrite the annals of Marvel history in “Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe”. My fellow writers and I here at BD rarely review Marvel books (they don’t offer much horror) but Cullen Bunn’s new book is far too good to let it slip through the cracks! Hilarious scenes of your favourite heroes being killed, and a fast paced first issue makes this one of the most shocking reads in a long time.

WRITTEN BY: Cullen Bunn
ART BY: Dalibor Talajić
PUBLISHER: Marvel
RELEASE: August 1st?

Deadpool is beyond insane because of the intense multiple voice inner dialogues he has going on, but he is also a master assassin trained in all forms of armed and unarmed combat… Add a healing factor and you have a loud mouthed killing machine. Heroes of the Marvel world decide enough is enough and they are going to commit this wise-cracking killer to a new institute, which, unbeknownst to them, is run by the extremely small and evil Psycho Man. This is where Deadpool’s new role in the Marvel Universe is solidified; torture spurs a inner new voice for Deadpool that tells him to subdue the rest and take control.

It’s the first issue and Bunn has already me hook line and sinker.The first few pages alone are enough to draw anyone in. Once I saw Sue cradling Mr. Fantastic’s head in her arms as his body slowly liquefied into a puddle of goop, I knew this was going to be my kind of story. The plot is lightening quick as most of the issue is a flash back from the original encounter with the Fantastic Four, so as the issue comes to a close the general premise of the book is established, the Fantastic Four weren’t the first and won’t be the last of Deadpool’s victims.

Talajić style fits the book well. For characters and scenery the artistic style is a fairly standard a mix of realism and cartoon that fits well in Marvel stories. The killing blows and excessive amounts of blood that will have any genre fans drooling for more.

The quick pacing is perfect for a Deadpool alternate universe miniseries, and all the characters are so well known that anyone who knows anything about comics can enjoy it. If this is the first time you’re considering a Deadpool book, I highly recommend you pick it up.

Ain’t no D-listers on this one, Mr. Liefeld.

4.5/5 Skulls

Reviewed by – GreenBasterd

  • Canucklehead

    Will admit that I am a big fan heading in but I like where this is going