Deadpool #1

Writer: Skottie Young Artist: Nic Klein Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 6, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 31
7.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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MERCIN' FOR A LIVING!
Skottie Young and Nic Klein bring you the craziest tales of the Regeneratin' Degenerate yet! It's been a while since Deadpool's had to merc to make ends meet, but things are tough all over. While Deadpool tries to get his humble mercenary-for-hire business back off the ground, a catastrophic threat so unfathomably huge, so mind-breakingly cataclysmic it defies description, is heading toward Earth, and there's only ONE PERSON WHO CAN STOP IT!!!
Oh no, wait...it's not Wade, is it? Oh, %$@#. It's Wade.
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  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 10, 2018

    Deadpool is indeed back in business. It seems that his time being a big star superhero has been put on halt for the Merc With a Mouth getting back to his roots. This first issue was action-packed, beautifully violent, exposed, witty, and just about anything that you would associate with Deadpool in general. If you are looking for humor without the need for sympathy, then this is the book that needs to be in your pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Jun 6, 2018

    Perfectly accessible to veteran readers and newcomers fresh from Deadpool 2, the Merc with the Mouth is in tip-top form here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Chris Berto Jun 13, 2018

    Reboots or new #1s in established comic runs can be hit or miss at best, but the team behind Deadpool #1 appears to be firing on all cylinders. By leaning heavily into the characters self aware nature, Skottie is able to establish a fresh start for both newcomers and series veterans alike. Fans of the Merc with a Mouth should definitely give Deadpool #1 a chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Jun 8, 2018

    I would also love to see more linking between Deadpool's thoughts. Though his character is known to be random and it adds on to his likability, the travel between consciousness needs to be tightened. I loved traveling in-between his soliloquies and hearing him create scenarios. I saw how these scenarios faintly linked together with the loneliness of his condition, which was initially a beautiful add-on. With this, I believe that the writer should take the risks that is there. Either tighten up the linking between DP's mind or make it so random that it makes the humor jarring. Deadpool presents plenty risks that could be taken. There will be much to gain, from taking the character through that journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Jun 6, 2018

    This new run of Deadpool might not completely have its footing just yet, but it's still a heck of a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 6, 2018

    This is a solid first issue for the new team behind Deadpool and they are crafting s fun and funny story that has some pretty interesting stakes for both Wade and the planet. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jun 16, 2018

    Deadpool resets to his original factory settings, abundant pouches and unicorn undies included. This book is good for fans of musical theatre and pro wrestling. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Jun 11, 2018

    A solid start for this new run, with promising dialogue, situations and possibilities for the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 11, 2018

    This comic isn't perfect but there's enough here to show that Skottie Young and the art team can create a great series when they find their footing. Nic Klein's quality artwork is already something to look forward to. Where this comic succeeds most is in its role as a jumping on point for new fans. Whether fans of Gerry Duggan's previous run with this character will be satisfied remains to be seen but I'm optimistic they will given enough time.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Heroes Direct - Joseph Kime Jun 12, 2018

    Generally, Deadpool 2018 could be a good time. It hasn't shown itself in its best light so far, harbouring many issues that plague a middle-of-the-road story, but I have faith that with the love it deserves, this reboot of Wade Wilson's pottymouthed mercenary could be a corker. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 5, 2018

    It can't be easy, launching a character with as much pressure and expectations as Deadpool - both because of the character's box office legs, as well as Gerry Duggan's record-setting five-year-run with the Regenerating Degenerate. So with that in mind, it's perhaps not surprising that Young and Klein are going to take some time finding their feet, let alone filling these massive shoes. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AiPT! - Connor Christiansen Jun 5, 2018

    There are signs for potential throughout this first issue that still give me hope for this series to blossom into a beautiful, violent, and hilarious butterfly of a book. The art direction is great, the supporting cast is wonderful, and some jokes really land. Unfortunately, most the jokes miss and there's a forced attempt to make this Wade more like movie Wade. This first issue is best summed up by Wade himself: "I know there's a joke there, but I can't find it." Read Full Review

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