Thursday, 12 December 2013

Deadpool, Vol. 1: Dead Presidents (Comic Review)

As with the last book review this is posted in full on and this is simply a preview. If you want to see it in full then please follow the link through to there.

The odd thing with comics these days is the criticism that too many superhero tales can end up being too samey. You can see where people are coming from with certain examples, AvX, Age of Ultron and the like, but they never seem to take into account tales like this. After all, name one other medium where you’d get evil zombie Washington determined to completely start over with only a masked madman in his path. 

Determined to help a United States he sees as having gone horribly wrong, a misguided necromancer opts to resurrect those who led it in the past. Despite managing to succeed in this effort, his spell is soon proven to have the horribly side effect of having brought back their beloved (and some hated) leaders as evil megalomaniacs. Despite Captain America quickly intercepting the first of them, it’s soon realised that having any respectable superhero fighting presidents will be a PR nightmare for SHIELD. Naturally, they soon turn to the one metahuman without respect who can be merrily bought off with plenty of money. Violence, magic, blood and guts quickly ensue as Deadpool storms off to carry out his hit list.

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