Deadpool #21

Writer: Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn Artist: Mike Hawthorne Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 18, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
8.1Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

• Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D., part one!
•  S.H.I.E.L.D. stiffed Deadpool on a bill!
•  Now, they're gonna regret it!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Dec 18, 2013

    Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. is taking everything that worked so well in the previous storylines and putting them into one new plot. It's serious and has emotion behind it, yet isn't nearly as somber as The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. It's hilarious and violent, yet it's not totally over-the-top with these elements like in Dead Presidents. While many first chapters for new stories spend much of the time hitting us with exposition and wait until the second part to get things really rolling, this first issue is able to establish the basics without bogging everything down and never fails to entertain. It's hilarious, fun, great to look at and best of all, it's attention-grabbing. Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. is off to a great start. Sure, the word "great" has been used seven times in this review, but that's because this issue's... well, great. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Dec 18, 2013

    Mike Hawthorne seems to be having a fun time with the art, which serves the story well. His work is very bright and crisp, and sometimes he gets to draw three Deadpools in painter uniforms smacking each other around like the Three Stooges, or Preston as the Virgin Mary to Wade's sombrero-sporting Baby Jesus. Working on a Deadpool book has to got to be a dream job for the artist, and if it ain't, it should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hero Nuggets - Hero Nuggets Dec 19, 2013

    'Deadpool' #21 starts a great story that continues the most cohesive plot progression in Deadpool's history. While the art is a bit rushed and bland, it doesn't hurt the story enough to tarnish the issue's strong storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Dec 21, 2013

    I probably sing the praises of these guys most every time I do a Deadpool review, but Posehn and Duggan continue to keep this book fresh, entertaining and one of the strongest titles going in an event heavy Marvel Universe soon to be rife with relaunches. Well be lucky to have this book for as long as they can keep up this kind of quality. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Jan 4, 2014

    This is a very strong start to the epically named new storyline, "Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D." Whilst it may not be Wade on the front foot and taking the fight to Agent Gorman as expected, this is a fun-filled start to the new story-arc. And you just know that by the end, Deadpool will have the last laugh over Gorman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Dec 21, 2013

    The story is okay, the characterization is solid and the colorization is good, yet the book doesn't do much of anything to be particularly impressive in any other areas. It's a decent book with some strong elements, but doesn't provide the same amount of quality it can delivers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Shahriar Mowla Jan 12, 2014

    Deadpool has seemingly recuperated from the trauma he had to face in 'The good, the bad and the ugly' and the new story arc 'Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.' kicks off in this issue. Preston's secretary Adsit steps in to find a body for his former boss and makes a surprising discovery. Deadpool has a price on his head and goes head-to-head with Crossbones. Posehn and Duggan come up with the usual dose of humour; like the part where Adsit goes through a lingerie shop to access a SHIELD laboratory or where Deadpool shoots himself in the head because the movie was so boring. The jokes don't feel forced at all and blend nicely with the main story. Even though Koblish is credited on the cover, it's actually Mike Hawthorne who's covering the art duties more

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Dec 27, 2013

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood Jun 7, 2014

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