Deadpool #1

Deadpool #1

Writer: Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn Artist: Tony Moore, Val Staples Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 7, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 31 User Reviews: 8
7.7Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Dead former United States presidents, from George Washington to Gerald Ford have been resurrected, and that‚??s BAD. The Marvel heroes can‚??t be the ones to stop them, someone is needed with the reputation, skills and plausible deniability to take out these com-monsters in chiefs...NOW! is the time for Deadpool‚?¶ In Wade We Trust!

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Nov 16, 2012

    I love the humor and the cartoony artwork. Given what we see in these pages, I think we'll be in for a treat in the months to come. That's if our comedy writers keep the same pace and quality of laughs. Please, go out and buy this before Wade runs you through with a katana, or Bea Arthur as he calls her. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Ben Silverio Nov 8, 2012

    I can already tell that this series is going to be a lot of fun. It's definitely one of the best issue ones that I've read in a long time. Deadpool fans will not be disappointed and non-Deadpool fans should definitely give it a try. And if you have the Marvel AR app on your phone, there's some great content on there for this book, especially for the splash page towards the end. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Nov 6, 2012

    This issue successfully serves as a great jumping on point and also provides an action packed and hysterical story that I believe new and old fans will appreciate. This creative team feels like a perfect fit for Wade and I'm very anxious to see where they'll go with him. Welcome to Marvel NOW!, Deadpool, I'm so very happy you're on-board . Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Nov 16, 2012

    It's been a long time since I had this much fun. A definite read for everyone, if you know who Deadpool is (no, not Ryan Reynolds) you have to, HAVE TO read it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 12, 2012

    Val Staples' color treatment was delightful and brought the pages to life. Deadpool is a comic that doesn't take it too seriously and with the Marvel NOW initiative in full swing, Gerry Duggan & Brian Posehn have done a phenomenal in the opening salvo of In Wade we Trust. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Book Syndicate - Kristina Nov 14, 2012

    If a new reader or a Marvel fan is looking for super serious storytelling or a new revamped Deadpool I would suggest saving this comic book for later. Duggan and Posehn wont satisfy your craving for a new version of Deadpool at all as its really for those loved the way Deadpool was portrayed in the past before he lost his healing factor and ‘ugly' appearance. Both writers are honoring this version of Deadpool. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Nov 9, 2012

    I can't believe it. Deadpool #1 is so much better than Uncanny Avengers #1, it's hard to put into words. BUY THIS BOOK. Or FDR is going to wheelchair you to death. Yes, wheelie. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboy Ramblings - Fanboy Ramblings Nov 8, 2012

    This issue was awesome. It had the perfect blend of action, comedy and ridiculousness that you expect from a Deadpool book. The action in this book smacks you in the face on Page 1 and doesn't let up. The story itself is about as goofy and out there as they come, but it really works well. It wouldn't be a Deadpool story if he wasn't taking on some ridiculous foe. The art is really good. It is a little bit less realistic than the Iron Man release but the character models are very detailed. This book is very bright and colorful, especially the splash page near the end of the book, it is stunning. I highly recommend checking out this book as Deadpool doesn't disappoint! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Nov 8, 2012

    We are two books into Marvel NOW!, and both have been great issues. Let us hope the rest of them are this stellar. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Nov 8, 2012

    Again just to recap: Humor -still ho-hum. Art – good. Plot – Ok. Deadpool – perfect! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Nov 8, 2012

    This is another strong title coming out of the Marvel NOW! relaunch. Deadpool is a funny, action-packed, and bloody book that will appeal to old readers and attract new ones as well. Recommend. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Nov 7, 2012

    Tony Moore gets Deadpool! Back in the last series, Deadpool lost his healing factor, therefore he lost almost all of the gore. In this comic the blood and gore is spectacularly gruesome. It was beautifully drawn through and through with big action scenes and grotesque violence. Val Staples colors only added to the great art, and was nearly as flawless and Moore's work. A great team that knows how to make each other look good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Nov 7, 2012

    I generally enjoy Deadpool more as part of an ensemble cast, especially due to the oversaturation of the character in the recent years, but there's no way not to buy issue #2 of "Deadpool" after such a strong debut. The "Deadpool" creative team was expertly chosen and knows exactly what they're doing, a great sign for future Marvel NOW! books in the coming weeks. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Super Hero Hype - Spencer Perry Nov 7, 2012

    Now since I'm not the best scholar for Deadpool in the world, I could be in a minority here, but I think this is the best way to take the character and reintroduce him to the world. Many will lament at the changes to the character, whose inner monologues are notably absent here, but why say in three speech bubbles what you can say in one? This was definitely added to my pull sheet today, I drank the kool-aid. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 7, 2012

    Here's a swell chance to jump on board the Wade Train once again if you'd checked out for a while. Let the Good Time Charlies roll! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Nov 8, 2012

    It may be breezy and it may be inconsequential when compared to the rest of Marvel NOW!, but it's going to be awfully tough to top “Deadpool” #1 when it comes to pure enjoyment. With art this good, the book shouldn't be missed by anyone. Despite any misgivings about the Deadpool character owning a solo-series, he feels refreshed when written by two guys with a knack for comedy. You may roll your eyes a time or two, but I guarantee that you'll also chuckle a few times. If you don't, then what makes you think you'd like “Deadpool” in the first place? This is pure, unadulterated comics. A mix of comedy and mayhem that we just don't get enough of these days. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 6, 2012

    Deadpool #1 is one of those issues that will leave you wishing Marvel had played their cards closer to their chest and not given away so much regarding the conflict of this first arc. It's also a bit subdued in terms of humor. That said, it's a fun and unfettered approach to Deadpool's world, and does just about everything a Marvel NOW! series should in terms of offering readers a fresh start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Garry Robertson Nov 16, 2012

    I know that Deadpool is not everyone's favorite superhero. Some would even class him as a supervillain after the way he burst onto the scene in 1991. I, for one, love him. He has changed teams and, indeed, sides several times, but still preferred to take on the world's scum on his own. His famous sense of humor has graced stories for 21 years now and I, for one, am glad that Marvel has decided to hand him one of their Marvel NOW! berths. A well-written story and beautiful artwork make it a great introduction for new Deadpool fans and a fitting return for the more experienced. In my opinion, it's a promising start with the hope of more of the same to come. 8/10 Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Nov 13, 2012

    Deadpool #1 is possibly the title I was anticipating most from the Marvel NOW! reshuffle. I grew up reading the classic Fabian Nicieza minis and the Joe Kelly run "" from such humble beginnings, what began as a Deathstroke knock-off has transformed into one of Marvel's most unlikely and (over?)popular stars. The character of Wade Wilson has changed greatly as interpreted by various writers. Unfortunately, I could never get into Daniel Way's take on the character "" the introduction of the split personality/duelling thought boxes rubbed me the wrong way and he became so zany, the character lost the grounding that made him interesting. It's still too early to see what direction Duggan and Posehn are taking this version of Deadpool, but this issue was an entertaining dbut well worth my three bucks for Tony Moore's art alone. Deadpool #1 earns four out of five stars, and a place on my pull list. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Nov 9, 2012

    If Marvel NOW is all about the new readers,Deadpoolsfirst issue is a solid bar to set for future series. It identifies a character that many of us know, thanks to video games, cartoons, and film, and puts him into a series that is readable by anyone.Deadpoolisnt the best comic book on the stands by any means, but its a solid example of a fun comic that you can get anyone to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Nov 4, 2015

    The creative team gets a lot done in the first issue of this new volume of "Deadpool." While establishing several different plot elements and reestablishing old ties, the book is a perfect introduction to the character for new fans and gives returning fans some stuff to chew on. The ending of the issue proves Deadpool isn't all the way on the side of the angels and readers may leave many wondering if Wade Wilson's actions will stand in the way of his own success. It's a meta story about a meta character with a filthy mouth and it's fun as f*&#. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Nov 13, 2012

    While Posehn was one of the aspects that drew me to this comic book, artist Tony Moore was the other. His exaggerated style also suits the title character quite well, and Marvel was wise to snap up the original artist and co-creator of The Walking Dead. I'm surprised that claim to fame isn't plastered on the cover with a blurb or two, but the tone of the storytelling here is radically different than Moore's more notable credit. It's fitting Moore's first story on this series features the undead, especially given the far more comical tone. Overall, Deadpool #1 hits all the right notes, not only because it's funny (both in concept and visually), but in part because it unfolds in its own little independent corner of the Marvel Universe. Continuity really doesn't seem to be a concern here, making for an accessible and self-contained read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 10, 2012

    Deadpool is a good read. It's not great, but it does a nice job of keeping up a brisk pace and throwing something interesting into the mix with the zombie Presidents. Priced at three dollars you could do a lot worse for your entertainment value with all the overpriced books on the market. I recommend checking this out if you are looking for something fun to read and this book just might offer enough to come back for a second issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Nov 14, 2012

    This book had a lot of high hopes from fans looking to move away from the direction that Daniel way took the series into during his run, but the opening issue falls a bit short of being some kind of revolution or contrast from the last title. Posehn and Duggan fail to open strong in their opening issue, but these two writers are talented enough to make up for it several times over in the future. The colors were a bit flat and the letters page was a bit harsh even for Ol' Wade, but the book already shows some promise despite not cutting it in execution. A few more issues will show whether or not Deadpool fans will be flocking to the new series, or reading Way's Thunderbolts title as a way to get the true Deadpool back into their lives. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Nov 8, 2012

    I was only really introduced to Tony Moore's art in the Circle of Four mini-seriers and unfortunately the same problems that I had back then rear their ugly heads. The strange mouth patterns that are present I find annoying. It's no Greg Land (thank God) but that's more of a backhanded compliment. Don't get me wrong I can see where he's going as he's doing them. It is better than seeing a load of the same expressions that don't really say much (again another dig at Greg Land, I am genuinely not trying to make the comparisons but they just keep popping up). The best part however is the giant mutant dinosaur destroying the city as well as when Deadpool comes bursting out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Nov 7, 2012

    Hilarity is presumably set to ensue, but for the time being Deadpool is landing a little flat. As an introduction to the character for new readers it hits a lot of the important beats " Wade's healing factor, his outsider status, the character's irreverent tone " and it probably benefits from a certain distance from wider Marvel continuity. But for a 're-launched' title there doesn't seem to be much of a break with what came before; if that's the case, you have to ask why Marvel bothered at all. To grab an easy sales-spike by dropping it into the Marvel Now release package? I guess if that is the ploy, it's one that's totally worked on me. But picking up a #1 issue on a whim and sticking with a title for the long haul are two completely different things, and I'll reserve judgement for now on whether or not Deadpool proves to be a Pull List essential. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Nov 7, 2012

    What could have been the start of a brilliant re-focusing of Deadpool as a character, and as a title, has instead started out as a way to rehash the same kind of draggy, uninspired silliness for its own sake that causes characters like Wade Wilson to collapse. Without a solid foundation, all the one-liners and goofy dialogue in the world won't make a book work, and unfortunately, it seems that writers Duggan and Posehn are focusing too much on making sure every panel contains a joke, and less on telling much of a story. Posehn should be well aware, comedy is all about the set up, and the timing. He's mastered it on stage, but on the page he's clearly still finding his footing. There's still potential here, but this is an inauspicious start. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Nov 7, 2012

    Deadpool #1 is seriously underwhelming. Already, I've seen multiple 5-star reviews for this issue and for the life of me, I can't understand why. The only explanation I can imagine is that Posehn's position on the title preceded itself -- everyone expected it to be really funny, so it just is really funny. And unlike other series, Deadpool suffers so much more because it fails at providing the one thing it's supposed to offer that other titles can't -- humor. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 10, 2012

    And the worst part of this issue is Deapdool himself. He is nothing but bad jokes. He has no depth of character beyond those jokes, and that's just not entertaining. Deadpool is capable of being witty. He is capable of cleverness. But you won't find that in this issue. On a personal note, I think Deadpool is better in smaller doses. I think he works best when he's the only funny guy in a room full of straight men. If the entire world around Deadpool is just as wacky as he is, then Deadpool automatically becomes less wacky. And that's not what anybody wants – but it's the only thing you'll find in this new relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Booked - Skott Jimenez Nov 9, 2012

    In closing, it's with a heavy heart that I have to say this is a very unamusing, lack luster, and unfunny Deadpool comic. I most likely won't be getting the second issue of this one. I would suggest you do the same, or perhaps borrow a friend's copy if you know anyone who picked it up. I hope that, if you do, that you find something about it you like" but it's doubtful. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Nov 10, 2012

     Yep, this was about as bad as I was fearing...  I means seriously, Deadpool vs the former presidents?  Who the hell thought THAT was a good idea?!  Basically this comic was terrible.  It didn't have a good story, but it was also missing the humor that a Deadpool comic so desperately needs, especially for when the story is lacking.  Comedy IS subjective, so hopefully there are some people out there who did enjoy this series.  I just wasn't one of them.  I really don't have anything good to say about this comic, so I think I should end this review here.  Before signing off though, I will say that this series looks to be the first Marvel Now! casualty from my pull list...  I'll give this title one more issue and then wait for a new writer(s) to take over the book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    fivexfive Feb 15, 2014

    I'm kicking myself for having not followed Deadpool before, because I thoroughly enjoyed what issue #1 had to offer. Sure the jokes fall flat sometimes, but I think that's some of the charm of Deadpool. The writing is quick, the art is sharp, and the plot is really interesting.

  • 7.0
    hatmasta Nov 7, 2012

    I anticipated the hell out of this book. Having read it, I'm less than thrilled, although it is still a fairly solid issue. The art by Tony Moore is wonderful, and the plot of DP fighting dead presidents is an intriguing one. However, I found the dialogue to be trying. I think the biggest problem with it is the shear number of times that DP tries to make jokes. It just came off as though the writers were trying too hard to make it funny. I could see this series going either way. I really hope it picks up, and it could be one series that reads better as a graphic novel.

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