Deadpool #8

Deadpool #8

Writer: Brian Edmund Posehn Artist: Art Adams Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 24, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

First…flashback to Deadpool’s adventures in yesteryear with Iron Man!Then…Deadpool is hired by a demon to reclaim damned souls!Plus…Wade gets in touch with his feminine side!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Apr 24, 2013

    The laughs remain strong and Mike Hawthorne is a great addition to the book, but what really sold me is the start of a new and legitimately solid narrative. Branching off in numerous directions and focusing on the bond between Wade and Preston, this plot is certainly ambitious, to say the least, and that's something worth celebrating. Sure, I do have some complaints, but overall I'm really loving this book and highly recommend it to any Wade fan willing to accept occasional downplaying of his abilities. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Apr 26, 2013

    This series is becoming one of the best books of Marvel NOW! With a new level of humor, some great work from the new art team and a new arc that is full of the insanity Deadpool is known for, this title is making waves in the comic book world. With great writing, artwork and a premise that while supernatural is looking to be just as entertaining as any story arc every created for the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Apr 28, 2013

    Giving us a bit more plot here to set the second arc starting, Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn manage to balance out humor and story in a neat way, giving way for more time with the supporting cast and with Deadpool as more of a character and less as a walking punchline. While Mike Hawtorne is not Tony Moore, he does a pretty good job nonetheless thanks to his characters and his background. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Apr 24, 2013

    Deadpool #8 proves that the series is now settling in with its new creators. The first six issue arc proved a point to the world, but fans have been anxious to see where else Posehn and Duggan could take the Merc with a Mouth. Well, they've taken him in yet another direction and that should settle it for the skeptics. This series is fun, have some fun when you read comics! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 24, 2013

    The humor is the main area where the series continues to struggle. And considering this is a Deadpool comic, that's not a minor problem. Too much of the humor in this book revolves around weak gags and pop culture references. There's too little edge and originality to Deadpool's comedy. What appeal is there in lampooning Tyler Perry or making jokes about female drivers? Issue #7 suggested that the writers have more up their sleeves in that regard, and it's unfortunate that thus far it seems to be the exception to the rule. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - Graeme Emmett Apr 26, 2013

    Overall it's another solid entry of Deadpool laying the foundations for the story ahead but with a twist at the end, my one hope is it doesn't drag on as much as the dead presidents arc seemed to at the end but I have faith that it wont. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Apr 25, 2013

    New readers, jump in. This issue might be to your liking. The first couple of pages are a great way to catch up on the story so far, so new readers shouldn't be too left behind. All in all, it's friendly for new readers, while maybe not being the best of comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blue Raven Comics - James Hannon Apr 30, 2013

    My main complaint for this series, and this issue, is the lack of heart that is in it. I understand that Deadpool isn't the most emotional character, but one of the best issues so far was #6 and that was because we got the full package. We got jokes, wackiness, action, and some emotion. Now, I'm not asking for Deadpool to make us cry every issue, but I think they should remind us more that while he is hilarious, Deadpool is really a tragic character. Also, what the hell is up with that ending? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 27, 2013

    Marvel NOW! may be strangely punctuated, but there's a lot to love, and a clear commitment to quality that shows in this issue. The writing is good, the adventure is adventurous, and the funny stuff is actually funny, but I also find myself appreciating and even understanding the Deadpool fans of the world. This book makes me want to read more Deadpool, and may even have launched him into my pull list, pending review of finances. Deadpool #8 rocks the house, mixing our hero up in something weird, but keeping it approachable, and most of all entertaining as hell, earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. If you've ever wondered what makes a good Deadpool book, I'd say you want to check this one out... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Apr 25, 2013

    Surprisingly enough, there are a few clever elements here. I found the switch narrative between Deadpool and Preston to be interesting, alternating out the dominant personalities as Deadpool sees Preston in his reflection. Also the idea of somebody using Deadpool's healing factor for harvesting his blood and organs is something I'd never considered before. Unfortunately, any attempt at heartfelt character development is immediately squashed by the endless assault of flimsy one-liners and unnecessary pop culture references, undermining what could otherwise pass as a pretty decent story. Read Full Review

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