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Story by Daniel Way
Art by Sheldon Vella
Letters by Joe Sabino
Cover by Dave Johnson

Size: pages
Price: 2.99

So we have a death in the Fantastic Four. Someone actually dies! It was handled beautifully and Hickman should commend himself on writing an almost perfect issue. I say ‘almost’ because….well there was something else that I enjoyed more so then Fantastic Four this week. It’s going to label me more so as a giant fan and I know it’s a puzzling choice but…..Deadpool #32 was my pick of the week.

Why on Earth would that be the case, you ask? Well here’s the thing, while I like stories that Hickman has done in Fantastic Four or in other places; I do enjoy some mindless action from time to time. This issue really brings the mindless action and then some, but also brings the character back to the regular status quo.

Look we have a very, very ridiculous character introduced in this issue. Macho Gomez is so silly and so stereotypical that I could not stop laughing. The way he talks, his ride (of course a spaceship in the shape of a lowriding El Camino), and how he dress is just so damn ridiculous. It must’ve been tough to pull off a space alien with a huge Mexican accent, but damnit Daniel Way executed perfectly. There are a lot of great jokes in this issue other then Macho Gomez and I laughed at almost every single one of them. Especially with the new ‘burn’ that Deadpool invented towards the beginning of this.

All of this silliness wouldn’t be possible without a new edition to the book: Artist Sheldon Vella. He’s done a few things, after research, and he also did a story in Strange Tales involving a heavy metal version of Ghost Rider. But this is really the first time I’ve seen a full issue of Vella art. You have no idea how badly I want to see Vella stay as ongoing artist. What he does in this issue is so amazing it’s really hard to describe. There is so much detail into each panel and so much surreal images tucked in that it’s just a visual tour-de-force. When you get a sequence involving a gun fight and then a huge explosion, it’s some of the best gunfights I’ve seen in a comic. I think Vella also colored this himself and he has such a range of bright and colorful….colors in this that it’s also a visual treat as well.

I know, I know, you’re going to label me as a Deadpool freak. Well I’m sorry but almost everything about this issue worked for me. The ridiculous new character, the beavy of jokes made me laugh, and some there is really amazing art in this. It’s the start of a new arc, or at least a one-shot for new readers to pick up. If you want to see why I love this character so much, I urge anyone to give this a try. I dare you not to laugh the character that is Macho Gomez, I dare you.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent

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