Deadpool #45

Deadpool #45

Writer: Benjamin A. Blacker, Paul Scheer, Benjamin Acker, Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan Artist: Scott Koblish, Mike Hawthorne Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 8, 2015 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
7.4Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

That's right-if you add together all the Deadpool series (creatively) issue 45 is the big 250th issue of Deadpool! What better way to celebrate than to end the series? In our over-sized main story, ULTIMATUM comes at Deadpool for revenge, so he has no choice but to take them on-ALL OF THEM. Then, in an Infinity Gauntlet crossover, what would Deadpool do if he got the six gems from Thanos? Plus: a slew of stories showcasing Deadpool's closest friends and allies by special guest writers! Also, SPOILER: Deadpool dies at the end of the issue.
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  • 9.6
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Apr 11, 2015

    Literally pound for pound, Deadpool #250 is one hefty mothertrucker of a book. The price of admission may be comparatively steep but it's a worthwhile investment if you like a grand celebration to humor in your comics. Hell, buy it for a meaningful character death. That actually happens too! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 8, 2015

    Deadpool is dead. The immediate reaction likely contains doubt and suspicion. It's not really a spoiler since it's advertised on the very cover but we do see the death of Deadpool. Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan do a fantastic job along with the rest of the creative crew in closing out this volume. We've seen Deadpool gain many friends and family during the past 44 issues. You just might find yourself with some sad feelings. At least we get a pretty high caliber ending. The extra content by an army of talented creators helps make sadness go away but it also adds to the price. This is a massive final issue. Don't miss out on your chance to say goodbye to Deadpool and to raise a toast to a great volume. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 8, 2015

    Duggan and Posehn have done some great work with Deadpool over the past few years. This issue serves as a worthy finale to their long run. In their two stories, the writers showcase Wade Wilson at his most serious and his most comical. This issue doesn't wrap up every loose end, unfortunately, and the high cover price is a bit hard to stomach considering that many of the backup stories are pretty forgettable. Even so, Deadpool fans will want to tune in to see the end of an era. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Latest Pull - Chris Green Apr 12, 2015

    There were a few plot points that remained unfinished by the end of the run, such as Shiklah's whereabouts since the last issue where she uncovered her vampire army, but the explosive ending of the issue overshadows these faults. All in all, this was a good ending to a good series, and I hope that if and when Deadpool's story gets picked up again the next team can do him the justice this one has for the past few years. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 8, 2015

    Like its titular hero, you have to take the bad with the good when it comes to Deadpool #45. The good happens to be really good, and to me, that outweighs some of the dead weight that's upping this book's price and page count. Most books wouldn't get that benefit of the doubt - but there's something that feels quintessentially Wade Wilson of having to make your way through some annoyances before getting to the real meat and potatoes. While the extra content may feel largely self-indulgent, Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan manage to get in two great stories featuring the Merc With a Mouth, and that makes this book worth the hefty price. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting Apr 9, 2015

    There's a decent, if underwhelming “Roast” of Deadpool at the end and some brief backup stories featuring ancillary characters like Shiklah and the ghost of Benjamin Franklin that are worth a quick glance but ultimately the $10 price tag is going to come down to how much you want to see Deadpool's "final" death and what other characters have to say about him in the Roast. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 9, 2015

    "Deadpool" #250 finishes off with three pages eulogizing the mercenary as culled from the Twitterverse with a final page fumetti-esque confrontation between Clark Gregg and Jordan D. White. Where the lead story really gives readers what they want to see and what the cover promises to deliver, the remainder of the issue meanders through to the end without really sharing much of a throughline. Yes, they are all connected to Deadpool, but -- clocking in at eighty-four pages -- this one is gonna leave some legs numb and eyes crossed, some bellies in stitches and some others saying, "That's it?!" In other words, "Deadpool" #250 is completely inline with the expectations readers are certain to have for any "Deadpool" comic with Posehn and Duggan credited on the story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Apr 9, 2015

    Stupidly priced, but the main story is worth the read Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    RumBlossom Apr 9, 2015

    Nice ending regarding his death. The rest of the issue is unmemorable, well I did like the dog story. Roast at the end could have been much better. For $10 it was an expensive purchase as far as the content was concerned, but nobody could have stopped me seeing exactly how Deadpool dies.

  • 4.0
    Gizmo Apr 19, 2015

    A shameless ploy for ten dollars that would have been just as mediocre and forgettable as a regular sized issue without all the extra junk crammed in that showcases the terrible support cast Deadpool has build up since 2012. I'll break it down by story -- THE ARISTOCRATS: The main story has a ton of action that does not feel particularly well earned. Ongoing fans may get more out of it since it has lots of characters from the series that no one besides a die-hard Duggan/Posehn fans could give two shits about. The death itself is tacked on and completely anti-climactic. In the end, the story tries to be serious but mostly fails, the few jokes that makes it through are half-assed and fall flat. -- SHIKLAH'S CATCHING UP: This was probably the best story in the book because it was actually funny. -- THE FAMILY S.H.I.E.L.D.: A funny idea, but it flounders due to the terrible dog jokes. -- WHAT DO WE WANT? APOCALYPSE! WHEN DO WE WANT IT? NOW!: This one was funny too, especially with the Aunt May jokes. This one actually has Deadpool in it, so that's a plus. -- THE THWIPSTER AND THE QUIPSTER BATTLE THE HIPSTERS! Terrible, not funny at all and serves no purpose here. It feels more like an old rejected Spider-man backup. -- ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS: Meh, not good either. Half the jokes relate to Benjamin being naked for no reason. -- PARENTS: THE MEETING: This was kind of funny due to the dialog from the father. Still totally forgettable. -- DEADPOOL ROASTS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE: Man, I wish they never "rediscovered" this stinker. I think the jokes are supposed to be terrible, but I can't tell, they're not even the "funny because it's not funny" types of jokes, this whole things is an exercise in boring the reader to death. It almost worked. -- #RIPDEADPOOL: A bunch of tweets that no one will ever read. -- OVERALL: save your 10 bucks, Deadpool will return when the rest of the Marvel U comes back I'm sure, let's just hope it's not this version of him.

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Apr 14, 2015

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    NickNightingale Apr 3, 2016

  • 3.5
    Ryus Apr 9, 2015

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