Deadpool Vol.3: X Marks The Spot, Paperback Book

Deadpool Vol.3: X Marks The Spot Paperback

Illustrated by Shawn Crystal

2 out of 5 (1 rating)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Superheroes
  • ISBN: 9780785140405



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I'm not a fan of Daniel Way's Deadpool, and I think that this trade is a great example of why I'm not. Way's Deadpool is simply not funny. Making the character a total idiot and hallucinate at the drop of the hat doesn't make him funny. Bringing in former "supporting cast" members (Bob, Agent of Hydra) and mentioning others (Blind Al) does not make this comic good. Referencing former plot lines (Deadpool's obsession with Death) does not make this comic good.What would make this comic good? Dropping the stupid yellow-vs-white boxes would definitely be a good start. Dropping "Pool'o'vision" would also be a great start. And making the character someone who actually has a brain, as he did in previous incarnations, would be great too. He doesn't have to be a mindless idiot to be funny; I think that makes him absolutely boring.I really don't know why I continue buying this title. I guess it's in he hope that the series will actually become good. And there are a few good moments mixed in with the crap, but they are very few and far between. Deadpool used to be one of my favorite comic book characters, but I am beginning to hate the character now, just because he's so overexposed and poorly written. Ugh.The art was okay. I don't like Shawn Crystal's stuff, but Paco Medina is always a good bet. The cover "art" can be hideous, as evidenced by the horribly ugly cover that was inexplicably chosen for this trade (there was better cover pieces collected within this trade that should have been used - I think that this was the ugliest cover of them all!).