Review by: akamuu

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WRITER: Mike Benson & Adam Glass
PENCILS: Jae Lee & Laurence Campbell
COVER: Jae Lee

Size: 32 pages
Price: 3.99

When Marvel relaunched Deadpool during Secret Invasion, I picked it up, enjoyed it, and continued to enjoy most of it for about two years.  When they launched Merc With A Mouth, I cringed my way through two issues.  I made it about halfway through Deadpool Team Up.  I almost looked at the entire cover of Prelude To Deadpool Corps.  I gave Wade Wilson’s War an entire issue, and decided it just wasn’t for me.  But I thought Deadpool Pulp might be an interesting new twist on the character.


The first few pages, before he shows up are promising pulp, but as soon as he comes in, he’s zinging pop culture references, they’re just even more dated than the pop culture references in the current timeline.

If you’re a Deadpool fan, you might enjoy this slightly different (but not too much) take on your favorite vigilante with MPD.  If you haven’t been enjoying any of the Deadpool series, but really hope Marvel will put out something with Deadpool that you’ll enjoy, this comic probably isn’t for you.

Laurence Campbell’s art, though, is the best full issue Deadpool art since the first or second story arc of the eponymous series.

Story: 2 - Average
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. Oh jeez, Deadpool is doing references during the 60s?

    Unless your 60+ when reading this, then you’re not gonna get anything out of it. 

  2. The 50’s even.  Cameos by Cable, Stryfe, and President Eisenhower.

  3. @akamuu: What on earth could Cable/Stryfe be like for a Noir book?

  4. @tnc: So far they’re just government employees with scars on their faces.  I’m curious as to where they’re going to go from here, but not curious enough to keep reading it.  😉

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