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.....
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).