29Issue:#34. Chapter X Verse 1: Sending in the Clowns
Writer: Christopher Priest & Paco Diaz
Artists: Gus Vasquez, Rod Ramos & John Holderedge

What Happened:
Well, it's Christopher Priest's first issue and he's got some big shoes to fill, so considering this he does very admiringly.

Priest starts off with humour, using Deadpool and some other cancelled characters to poke fun at what Deadpool as a book has gone through and also at Priest's own comic writing history.

We then catch up with Deadpool, who happens to be incased in a jar of snot. It seems due to his cancer and healing factor, Deadpool's body is disintergrating and some unknown doctor is 'helping' him out. There's then a flashback to the days when Deadpool worked for the Kingpin. There's a bit of a fun gun toting romp that ends with Deadpool at the mercy of Bullseye. The flashback ends and it's back to the lab, where the doctor/scientist type guy tells DP that he won't die then walks into a room which contains Lady Death encased in a jar of snot.

Interesting and intrestinger.....

25b Comment:
As I said above, Priest does pretty well, he brings a light a heartness and wicked sense of humour that's been missing for the last few issues.

Good Points: There are a number of things that make this a fairly excellent comic. First of all, the art. The art in this issue is great! It's not especially flash, but it seems to match the style of writing, mood of the comic and is clear in helping to tell the story. This is great! I've felt that the art has been lacking a certain something, since the departure of Walter McDaniel, but if this keeps up, my art complaints will dissappear!

The humour in this issue is spot on, and the flashback romp was excellent fun, very reminiscent of Deadpool's limited series. The way the humour melded in with the plot was a plus aswell.


Bad Points: Well, for Priest's first issue I can't really fault on much. Only time will tell if he is as good or better than Kelly, but if this issue is any indicator, Deadpool is going to keep on rocking for a long time to come.

I just sincerley hope that Priest wasn't hired just to see Deadpool out the door (as joked about in this issue).


A great issue, also a good place to start reading for those new to DP, so tell your friends, spread the word and make so I can keep on reading excellent issues like this!
Reviewed by spidermad
- Be willing to sacrifice a part of your body for it.
- Frame it and drool over it.
- Sleep with it under your pillow.
- Love it or leave it. Heck, just leave it.
- Spare Toilet paper.

:Home :Feature :Art :News :Links :Review Archive

"Deadpool" and related characters etc. are copyright of Marvel Comics