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Deadpool #1

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 20, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 11
7.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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Deadpool's newest mercenary job has him going after the King of Monsters, who has claimed a new kingdom for his monstrous subjects...on Staten Island! But you know what they say, when you come at the king, you better not miss! The Merc with a Mouth finds himself neck deep in political intrigue, monster law, and a monster hunter out for blood! It's like The Crown but with even more swords and monsters! Can Deadpool's smooth charisma and deft diplomacy allow him to keep his head, or will he be royally screwed?
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  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Nov 20, 2019

    Amongst all the fun is even a little bit of heartbreak, and it's that unique blend of comedy, emotion, and irreverence that makes Deadpool #1 an instant classic. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Nov 22, 2019

    In this issue we still get our saucy mercenary who doesn't know the right time to shut up, the right basis of all good things Deadpool. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Nov 23, 2019

    What else can you say after reading Deadpool #1 except LONG LIVE THE KING!!! KING DEADPOOL! It's an expansive story packed full of classic Merc with a Mouth whimsy and banter, with a dark twist for good measure. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Samuel Pratt Nov 20, 2019

    Deadpool #1 is fun, weird, and captivating to say the least. If you like other Kelly Thompson titles like West Coast Avengers, and Mr. and Mrs. X, this is an absolute must. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Nov 20, 2019

    Deadpool #1 is a fast-paced and action-packed first issue to Deadpool's latest series. It brings with it a few surprises, in the form of walk-on characters. But it also has plenty of memorable new monsters to showcase, and in general, simply has a lot of fun being exactly what it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Rogues Portal - Cameron Kieffer Nov 20, 2019

    The launch of this new first issue (his ninth, I believe) does coincide with Marvels recent Dawn of X relaunch. Unlike many of the new X-books, however, this series appears to be largely self-contained and new-reader friendly, despite Deadpools frequent inclusion with the Merry Mutants. In fact, apart from the appearance of a couple characters from Thompsons recently-concluded West Coast Avengers, this issue is perfectly accessible to first-time readers and long-time fans. With its hyper-violence and edgy, yet mostly lighthearted humor, this new arc acts as a spiritual successor to the now-classic runs by Gail Simone and Joe Kelly, which is a very good thing for both the character and readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 19, 2019

    As first issues go this comic is funny, captures the light and comedic nature of Deadpool well, and sets up an interesting premise and situation. This is a fresh take on Deadpool thanks to a wild new situation for him to navigate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Nov 20, 2019

    Chris Bachalo has the pencils with a slew of inkers. His interpretation of Deadpool isn't my favorite. It's not so much his style, in general. Because he does draw some other notable characters, and they look great. But Bachalo's Deadpool is flimsy. There's little muscle definition and he seems more like a teenager. That being said, I think Bachalo drew him well for the way Thompson handles the character. He's full-clown mode. The humor doesn't have the same impact if Deadpool is this jacked out of his mind. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Nov 21, 2019

    This is a great start to the new Deadpool series. It's well written, the characters are used well, the art is really nice and there's lots of plotlines set up that can be explored in future issues. This first issue is entertaining on its own but there's so much potential for future stories too. Well worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Dom Berardi Nov 24, 2019

    This issue may take a little convincing at first but by the end of the issue you will be sucked in. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kenneth Laster Nov 22, 2019

    "Deadpool"#1's lack of clarity makes it a sluggish start to a new series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Nov 20, 2019

    Deadpool's new volume opens up with a grounded take on Wade Wilson: A little lonely, a little angry, focused more on observational humour than the absurdist variety. But this first arc -- slogging through an extremely Chris-Bachalo-y monster invasion on Staten Island -- already seems to be a bit of a drag. This series has promise, but I think it'll take several more issues to realize it fully. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 20, 2019

    Marvel's newest monthly Deadpool series does very little to stand out amid a vast sea of Deadpool content. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Nov 27, 2019

    The biggest issue with this story is that Deadpool doesn't seem very witty. There were some quirky moments involving Gwenpool and a scene involving ice cream but the dialogue simply wasn't engaging. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Nov 20, 2019

    I have been waiting for this book to come out, but now that I have it in my hands, I wish I could wait a little longer. While the art was decent, the story was very basic, yet took the long road home to tell it. The biggest problem, though, was the lack of laughs from the writing and the art and that does not a good Deadpool comic make. Yes, that was me trying to sound fancy after telling everyone that most cliffhangers make me poop my pants! Good Night Everybody! Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 19, 2019

    Thompson has proven herself across multiple titles over the past few years. Bachalo is a legend in the industry. Deadpool, well he’s still Deadpool - one of the most popular characters in Marvel’s stable. On paper, there’s no reason that this book shouldn’t work. But a basic concept combined with lackluster execution makes this debut an exhausting read rather than a fun one. Hopefully, the creative team can pull this one together or Thompson can find new life with whoever (inevitably) takes over for Bachalo and company. But right now, Deadpool’s turn as King of the Monsters is dead on arrival. Read Full Review

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