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Comic Review: Night of the Living Deadpool #2

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 5:00 am by Heather Antos

Night of the Living DeadpoolWritten By: Cullen Bunn

Art By: Ramon Rosanas

Letters By: VC’s Joe Sabino

Published By: Marvel






The world has been over run by the living dead and the only superhero left to save humanity is..? You guessed it! Deadpool. Though maybe not one’s first choice for guardian of humanity, rest assured that Wade Wilson will do his best to make sure that at least he’ll make it out alive!

Night of the Living Deadpool

Cullen Bunn’s Night of the Living Deadpool #2 is the latest apocalyptic adventure starring the world’s (or what’s left of it) favorite Merc with a Mouth. When we last saw him, Wade Wilson had just woken from a chimichanga induced food coma only to discover that New York City (along with the rest of the world) has become plagued by zombies. With his constant state of decaying flesh, one would assume he’d fit right in alongside the walking corpses. Alas, the once-men-now-man-eaters saw our beloved Deadpool as their next tasty treat! Now alongside a motley crew of random survivors, Deadpool and gang are taking on the walking dead. But without Rick and Daryl to help, the Deadpool Scouts soon find their members dropping…er…dead. Before he knows it, the wacky Wade Wilson is left a little less wacky, and a little more alone and concerned about his own survival.

Night of the Living Deadpool

While a rail down from the normal train of really-good-bad-jokes, Night of the Living Deadpool #2 was still a vastly entertaining read. Writer Cullen Bunn slows the pacing of the story down to allow for readers to truly understand this new apocalyptic world, but this also means he tones down the usual witty pop culture references so prone to his Deadpool books. Only one with the writing skill’s such as Bunn could bring to life a dead ridden world with such energy! Good thing it’s him writing Deadpool kills Deadpool!


Jay Shaw’s magnificent cover art started this second installment with a visual bang! Any horror fan will love the homage he pays to old monster movie poster art that Shaw gives. Ramon Rosanas’ has taken on the full time job as the all around artist for this issue, as he provided the pencils, inks and colors for Night of the Living Deadpool #2. That being said, the man’s got talent! However, the art on Night of the Living Deadpool #2 was not nearly as striking as it was on the previous issue. Though an excellent choice for colors, the red, black, and grey palette, the panels almost fell flat as there was a lack of texture in this lifeless world of walking, talking corpses.

Dead Pool

Though still a fun installment, Night of the Living Deadpool #2 wasn’t the page turning and eye catching adventure that the premiere issue was. However, Cullen Bunn has ended this chapter with a cliffhanger that is guaranteed to keep readers holding on for the final two issues. Paired with Ramon Rosanas’ perfectly themed color palette, Night of the Living Deadpool #2 will entertain any Deadpool and zombie lover willing to pick up it’s pages to see how this mercenary will defend humanity against it’s greatest enemy: mankind.

Story: 7.5/10

Art: 7.5/10

Overall: 7.5/10

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