Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth #1
So Deadpool’s been hired by AIM to get something from the Savage Land, see? And he’s shot there from orbit and he burns up in re-entry, right? Then he teams up with Ka-Zar and finds a group of headhunting cavemen building a giant statue of Deadpool and hilarity ensues!
Merc With a Mouth is a new ongoing Deadpool series by Victor Gischler & Bong Dazo. Gischler wrote a Punisher MAX special recently and Bong Dazo drew some Star Wars comics, and together they make a pretty funny Deadpool comic. Just like it says on the cover, there are zombies, cavemen, dinosaurs, and zombie-cavemen! This first issue is a good start to a six-part story, setting up the plot and introducing a buxom AIM scientist for Deadpool to drool over. Also, which is no surprise because it’s right on the cover, is the Zombie Deadpool head from the Marvel Zombies miniseries. I’m excited to see what hijinks Deadpool and a Zombie Deadpool head can get into together. And it’s always nice when a humor books actually makes me laugh, which this one did a couple of times.
Also included is a reprint of Deadpool #4 by Joe Kelly & Ed McGuiness, the one where Deadpool fights the Hulk. So if you like Deadpool, zombies, Deadpool zombies, and especially if you like laffs, then you should check out Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth #1. It’s LotsafunTM!
-Daron “The Colonel” Jensen
Sounds like another ringing endorsement from The Colonel! If your local A/F has sold out of this issue, do not despair, Marvel has announced a second print for Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #1, but no official release date on that as of yet. I'll keep you posted as I hear more!