Deadpool #23

Writer: Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn Artist: Mike Hawthorne Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 12, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
8.9Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

"Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D." Part 3
•  One helicarrier full of troops...
•  One deadly creature intent on killing them all...
•  A creature...named Deadpool.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Feb 12, 2014

    Deadpool's going down a dark and bloody path, but co-writers Duggan and Posehn are making sure it's one that's filled with a whole lot of levity and fun as well. This chapter pretty much feels tailor-made for horror movie fans -- primarily Alien(s), obviously -- and it's absolutely wild. It's absurdly violent, ridiculously funny, and still manages to keep the overall plot moving forward. Add in Hawthorne and Bellaire's artwork and you've got yet another incredibly enjoyable issue of DEADPOOL. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Feb 15, 2014

    You would think this far into the series I wouldnt still be impressed with how good this run has been, but Posehn and Duggan really do continue to surprise me with the narrative they are weaving and the places they are taking Deadpool, who can so easily become just a joke character. And all the while they continue to plant the seeds for whats to come with things like Deadpools potential daughter and the continuing saga of Crossbones in the hot air balloon. As always I look forward to seeing whats coming next in this book, and if you havent yet, you really should give this one a chance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Feb 18, 2014

    Deadpool is going down a dark path full of excellent writing and equally excellent art. It's violent, funny and the plot gets better and better as you keep reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Feb 14, 2014

    The resolution of the Agent Preston In Wade's Head should come next issue (as evidenced by the great Watchmen reference on the final page), and after that, the whole Gauntlet business is going to jump to the print book, because Deadpool's getting married to Shiklah in issue #27, and that's gonna make for some seriously madcap hijinks. Seriously madcap! Wait, no, not Madcap, that was the annual. Just lower-case madcap. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Feb 13, 2014

    DEADPOOL is simply a great series under the stewardship of Posehn, Duggan and Hawthorne. An effective combination of drama and humor is what makes it work so well. Additionally, as their long-term plans continue to bear fruit, we're left with an intriguing narrative that continues to improve with each passing issue. If you're reading this book, you should definitely add it to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Soup Owens-Fowler Feb 20, 2014

    If you're not a fan of the character because you hated the loony toons slapstick he is known for, know that this is not that Deadpool. The last two story arcs have put the character through the wringer emotionally and it shows in how he approaches things as a reaction which is darker and more brutal. This issue continues that theme perfectly while framing his violent outbursts in a way that as a reader we can still find humorous without groaning. Deadpool's come a long way, but he's still got so much more to go and that's worth seeing, even if only to see what the hell he is going to do next. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Feb 16, 2014

    With a very potent balance between action, humor and characterization as well as a very talented artistic team, this issue shows some of the strengths of this volume. A good conclusion to a good arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 12, 2014

    Mike Hawthorne illustrates this issue with his usual flair. He brings a palpable energy to the book, and he's great at inserting moments of physical comedy into the background of his panels. The main complaint with the visuals is that the coloring is often too flat and washed out. The situations in this issue may pay close homage to Alien, but the orange-tinted colors do anything but. Read Full Review

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