Deadpool Vol.1: Secret Invasion Paperback
Illustrated by Paco Medina
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 136 pages, 1 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Marvel Comics
- Publication Date: 01/06/2009
- Category: Superheroes
- ISBN: 9780785132738
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Review by schatzi
I love the character of Deadpool. That said, I'm not so fond of the first few issues of Way's run with the character; I find them to be shaky at best. He just doesn't seem to have a purpose for Wade except poor humor, and I hate how he makes Deadpool seem like an idiot. I guess the positive is that it makes me treasure Joe Kelly's run all the more.
Review by titania86
Meet Deadpool, AKA Wade Wilson. He's a disfigured and extremely mentally unstable mercenary who really loves money and general insanity. Don't let that disturb you; he's excellent at his job with proficiency in martial arts, markmanship, and swordsmanship.The first story arc in the graphic novel features the Skrulls, alien shapeshifters bent on taking over the Earth. Deadpool convinces the Skrulls that he is on their side after an impressive fight (won by Deadpool of course) and they decide to clone tons of him. Has Deadpool bitten off more than he can chew with the army of Skrull-Deadpools? Can he stop them before they take over the world or will he just get so caught up in his insanity that he won't care? The second story arc starts with a man hiring Deadpool to rescue his wife who was turned into a zombie by a plastic surgeon. Will he emerge from the job unscathed and with money in hand? Is a normal chair more or less awesome or comfortable than a chair made of plastic explosives?Deadpool has just become my favorite Marvel character. I've never read any Deadpool comics before this one, but I was vaguely familiar with the character. (I also knew he was viciously butchered in the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine.) His insanity and spontaneity make his stories memorable, engaging, and extremely funny. He constantly speaks to himself in his head (in about 3 different voices), breaks out into random song, and breaks the fourth wall. He laughs in the face of danger and never plans for anything. The people around him are always trying to figure out what his plans are, but he doesn't even know what his plans are. He switches sides and betrays enemies often. It's so funny how things come out in the end to his advantage through accident and coincidence. He is a character that revels in his craziness and has fun with a job he loves. I read it in one sitting at a Barnes and Noble. I don't think I had ever laughed so hard at a superhero-type comic. The only problem I had with the graphic novel was the first story was part of a larger one and I wanted to know more and maybe have some more background information. I really want to go out and read all the Deadpool comics I can get my hands on.
Review by jshillingford
The Secret Invasion crossover has been less than epic compared to other Marvel events, and this is especially noticeable when reading the tie-ins. They are all padded, sometimes extensively, with unrelated material because the Secret Invasion part for the character/series is so short. Deadpool is no exception. This book is only 136 pages and half of that is unrelated to the event.Deadpool plays a small but critical role in the invasion. He is responsible for getting the information that will bring down the Skrull queen. The first half of this trade covers that mission. As can be expected from the Merc with the Mouth, there is a lot of humor - in particular from Deadpool conversing with his brain. When he surrenders to the Skrulls, they get more than they bargained for.The second half is a totally separate adventure wherein Deadpool takes on a job related to zombies. Yes, zombies. It was a fun little story but I was disappointed that Deadpool's involvement in the invasion didn't have more substance. It would have made more sense to combine this story with his Thunderbolts/Dark Reign story into one volume since they are directly related (instead of releasing that in a separate, tiny little trade as well).Overall, if you're fan of Deadpool or a Secret Invasion completest, this is worth reading though it's definitely not worth full retail price. Readers can skip it without missing anything important to the crossover, but Deadpool is enjoyable for his own sake. Recommended.