Review by: TheNextChampion

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Story by Gerry Duggan & Brian Posehn
Art by Tony Moore
Colors by Val Staples
Letters by Joe Sabino
Cover by Geof Darrow, Peter Doherty, & Daniel Acuna

Size: 0 pages
Price: 2.99

Humor is a subjective thing. Sometimes people will find something absolutely hilarious while other people might find it not funny. It is the Ben Stiller syndrome. Some people love his movies and yet I would rather eat Uranium then suffer through a ‘Zoolander 2’. So when you have a comic character solely be involved in a humor book then you gotta write consistently every issue.

My struggle with this issue wasn’t that this wasn’t funny, it’s that most of the jokes didn’t work for me. Almost every line Deadpool says is a zinger and every panel goes for some kind of laugh. For some reason I didn’t find most of this issue funny. It’s weird cause the last issue I couldn’t stop myself laughing and it made me feel confident about this series. Now I’m hoping this was just a set back for the Duggan and Posehn. I did love the reference to that crazy Dr. Strange story involving Ben Franklin, and Gerald Ford’s fatal clumsiness made me laugh. But the lines involving Nixon and Deadpool constantly making fun of Strange just didn’t make me laugh.

The art is still going strong and I hope Tony Moore stays on here past the first arc. The amount of violence in this issue is lite but when we get Ford getting chopped to bits he doesn’t hold back. We get a lot of mystical backgrounds thanks to Dr. Strange and they look very good (almost Kirby-ish but not quite). Val Staples is definitely working his ass off with this series. If anything, this book wouldn’t look so bright and vibrant if it wasn’t for him.

I have seen reviews where people absolutely loved this issue for the humor. Unfortunately I couldn’t find much to really laugh at this. It worries me a bit considering the second issue was so damn funny for me. Hopefully this was just a setback for me and my funny bone will kick in next month. At least I can still tell how awesome the art is thanks to Tony Moore. He might be the best artist to work on Deadpool in the character’s history.

Story: 2 - Average
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. I was on the floor laughing with this issue but, to be fair, it was the least funny of the three comics. Still, Ford + the Helicopter caught me totally by surprise.

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