Pencils By: Mike Hawthorne
Colors By: Jordie Bellaire
Published By: Marvel
It’s finally come! The highly anticipated Wedding of the Century has arrived – and not to mention one of the most important issue #27’s in the history of comics! Marvel’s Deadpool #27 is here, and while reaching the tweny-seventh issue should be celebratory enough for any series, the creative team behind the magnificent Merc with a Mouth decided to take it one step further! Cover artists Scott Koblish & Val Staples have created a world record-breaking 220 character spread from front to back featuring some wacky cameos as well!
Deadpool #27 is about as ‘Deadpool’ as a comic can get! Amongst his recent adventures – including finding out he had a (possibly dead) daughter and slaughtering a helicarrier full of bad’uns – Deadpool hasn’t exactly had a lot of ample free time for dating. But as many citizens of the 21st century know best, these sorts of things happen fast – and with the current state of Wade Wilson’s emotional capacity, who knows what he’ll do?
Breaking the nuptial news to fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. agents while battling a battalion of Ultimatum scum, writing duo Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn begin Deadpool #27 with a bang – quite literally! Soon enough Deadpool is readying himself with the boys for his afternoon wedding in the park. And while I won’t reveal the identity of Deadpool’s bride in this review, I will tell you that it is a most perfect match! Duggan and Posehn, as per usual, prove they have much more in store for the wacky Wade Wilson aside from wedding bliss with some threatening foreshadowing involving Deadpool’s supposed daughter, Ultimatum, and a masked madman to boot!
With a comedic flare to his pencils on par with Duggan and Posehn’s script, Mike Hawthorne continues to prove himself worthy of the Merc with a Mouth. And while Deadpool #27 wasn’t was action packed as some of the previous issues, Hawthorne was able to showcase his artistic talents drawing the mugs of nearly the entire Marvel Universe!
If the announcement of Deadpool’s nuptial day wasn’t enough to pick up a copy of Deadpool #27, then the stellar cast of writers & artists involved with the handful of short stories certainly should push you to the Dark, er, Deadpool side! (Names include Gail Simone, Scott Koblish, Jimmy Palimotti, and Alivin Lee to name a few!) Don’t let the price of Deadpool #27 keep you away from what I believe is one of the greatest stories of Duggan and Posehn’s run to date. It warms my comic-filled heart that after so much recent turmoil and tragedy, Wade Wilson was able to have a moment of warmth, bliss, and happiness. However I can’t help but feel that things, as they usually are, appear to be too good to be true…
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