Pencils By: Mike Hawthorne
Colors By: Jordie Bellaire
Published By: Marvel
If there’s one thing we all took away from the rules of the playground it’s this: never send your enemy off in a hot air balloon if you can’t promise they won’t come back to kill you!
Er…maybe it was more like never piss off the kid who throws the meanest punch. Either way, like most of Wade Wilson’s usual life choices, Deadpool broke both rules, and now Crossbones is back from his vacation in the sky, ready for revenge.
Ever since the oh-so-fantastic-yet-heart-wrenching conclusion to last year’s The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly arc, Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan have been at the top of their writing game! Deadpool #25 makes for a great addition to the Deadpool Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. story that even Agent Coulson himself would approve of.
Deadpool #25 primarily consists of quite the battle between Wade and Captain America’s villain Crossbones. Yet amidst all the chaos of hand to hand combat, Posehn and Duggan were able to seamlessly slide in some very sneaky plot progression! Deadpool’s violent tendencies have increased tenfold ever since his time in Korea, and while it can all be racked up to mutant PTSD or an extreme taste for vengeance on Agent Gorman, S.H.I.E.L.D.’s not sure that they have the manpower – or mutant power – to bring him down. With some clever word play and great foreshadowing to a “time-traveling Hitler,” Posehn and Duggan are making the Deadpool Vs.S.H.I.E.L.D. arc one of the most entertaining yet!
With a plot primarily consisting of two angry mutants beating the bloody pulp out of each other, Deadpool #25 is quite the visual treat! Mike Hawthorne continues to bring in the comedy in his pencils with some clever use of a hot dog stand and Jordie Bellaire’s colors have never failed to impress. Hawthorne and Bellaire continue to prove themselves as one of the best art teams Marvel has to offer in Deadpool #25. After all, what other pair could make Crossbones look as terrifying and intimidating in just a skull mask and whitey tighties?
Even though Deadpool #25 wasn’t the most serious of plot based issues, it was an extremely fun read for any fan of the Merc with a Mouth, and a great start for anyone new to the series entirely! With some very punny writing and fantastic action-packed art Deadpool #25 continues to prove that this series is here to stay as long as everyone’s favorite Degenerate keeps regenerating!
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