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Story by Daniel Way
Art by Carlo Barberi & Walden Wong
Colors by Andres Mossa
Cover by Dave Johnson

Size: pages
Price: 2.99

Sometimes you gotta go through some tough times with a character you love. For the last couple of months one of my favorite characters, Deadpool, has had it rough after a long period of…well I wouldn’t call it bliss. Many titles are now being cancelled and it looks like (barring any mini-series) this is the only Deadpool book that will be left alive during the summer. On one hand, I am glad for it because this is the only Deadpool book that should be out. But on the other, with the constant cancellations, I fear this book may be on the chopping block soon. It doesn’t help that the issues as of late, including this one, are so mediocre to read.

There is nothing really bad about this issue I should say. The story is serviceable and the origin of ‘Id the Selfish Moon’ is quite funny. But the overall arc is kinda boring and it really feels like Way is stretching this to be more then three issues. Plus when the jokes aren’t working for the most part, it can make the book kinda boring to read. Way has been pretty good at writing humor for Deadpool for a couple of years now. But with this issue (and some previous months) the humor has kinda fall flat. Maybe it’s just because we’re in a space setting and traditionally comedies that take place in Space don’t work. (Except for Spaceballs) The art by Barberi is still pretty solid though and it definitely makes up for the lackluster writing. He handles the crazy ideas by Way pretty well and seeing Id sniff up a planet like coke is pretty funny to look at. But the aliens do look a bit too simplistic even with the cartoony style.

I’m an unapologic Deadpool fan but I am not blinded to see that sometimes issues aren’t the best they can be. Again, there is nothing wrong with this on a technical level but it just feels ‘there’. Or, as much as I hate to say it, it feels like reading a standard comic book and nothing else. This arc started of brilliantly with Macho Gomez, but it this issue just doesn’t do anything for me this week.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 3 - Good

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