Deadpool #25.NOW

Deadpool #25.NOW

Writer: Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan Artist: Mike Hawthrone Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 12, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

"Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.," Part 5 of 5.
First Marvel NOW! title to reach the landmark 25th issue! Avengers doesn't count. Because. When Deadpool re-killed the reanimated dead Presidents of the United States, Agent Gorman of S.H.I.E.L.D. stiffed him on his well-earned pay. Now, his vengeance is finally wrought! But now that former S.H.I.E.L.D Agent Preston's consciousness is stuck inside his head, will she be ok with this wreaking? And is all this SHIELD stuff a shameless cash in because of the TV show? Ask guest-star AGENT COULSON!

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow Mar 12, 2014

    In the end, our Merc with a Mouth will always be the same dangerous degenerate that we have all come to know and love but now we get to see him strive for a different kind of lifestyle that may or may not work for him but it is definitely going to be a journey to remember. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Mar 20, 2014

    While there is mostly just an epic fight scene in this issue, it drives towards something else. There is a lot to look forward to. I'm absolutely loving this issue. I'm going back for a re read. You heard me!! There is also a nice teaser about a time travelling Hitler!! Woohoo!! Sounds like shit just got real! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Soup Owens-Fowler Mar 13, 2014

    As an issue into and of itself, it's one long fight and then some resolution. That would make it unbalanced if the other chapters were not taken into account. As the climax to Deadpool vs. SHIELD it is extremely satisfying. Wade has known depths he has never ventured into before and it noticeably changes him, while he retains the essence of his character that makes him unique among the 616. Fans will see this as one of his defining moments, while casual readers perhaps will see him as more than a walking, talking, murdering Chuck Jones sight gag. It's a new age for the Merc With a Mouth, and it sets up his mind frame perfectly to segway us into the kind of story where he could see himself settling down. I for one, have already RSVP'd. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Mar 12, 2014

    Mike Hawthrone draws some great characters. His Crossbones looks fantastic and his Deadpool is even better. However, the world itself feels slightly empty. At times, the characters feel like they are on a sound stage, people and objects only appear when Deadpool or Crossbones are going to interact with them. Of course, you can forgive an empty looking page when the characters that populate it look so damn good. Deadpool is a pretty comic book, which seems like a really weird thing to say. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Mar 12, 2014

    Deadpool fans, this is yet another must-read story arc by Duggan and Posehn. Opinions may have been mixed when they first kicked off the volume, but since then, they've absolutely proved they're the perfect fit for the Merc with a Mouth. Funny, badass, and a character-driven story... what's not to love? Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Mar 14, 2014

    We still get Deadpool vs. The TSA which is as good a reason as any to jump onto, what I humbly consider, to be the best Deadpool series since the Joe Casey run. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 14, 2014

    "Deadpool" #25.NOW is a wacky sample of this book's modus operandi -- it even stretches back through twenty-five issues of history without excessive flashback scenes or characters extolling history. I've never been a big Deadpool fan, but these writers and their collaborative creators continue to build a case to change that opinion. Duggan, Posehn, Hawthorne, Bellaire and Sabino bring the funny to funny books and deliver yet another adolescent adventure for the comic world's mouthiest mercenary. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Mar 31, 2014

    Deadpool #25.NOW is both a disappointing ending to "Deadpool vs S.H.I.E.L.D.," whilst also being a fairly poor jumping on point. Where it does fail in terms of depth or accessibility however, it does provide plenty of laughs as Deadpool and Crossbones' battle escalates out of hand. And at the very least, it does draw a line under the current phase of Deadpool's life. Read Full Review

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