Deadpool & The Mercs For Money #1

Deadpool & The Mercs For Money #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Iban Coello Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
7.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Deadpool is one of the best mercenaries on the planet. He may even be a passable Avenger-jury's still out. But one thing's for sure-Deadpool is a terrible team leader. Think we're lying? Ask the Mercs for Money! Deadpool's taken on a new high-paying mission to take out radioactive super villains...and his Mercs aren't nearly as immune to radiation as his healing-factored heinie is. Deadpool veteran Cullen Bunn brings us mo' mercs, mo' money and naturally, mo' problems.
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  • 8.8
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jul 20, 2016

    Issue #1 ofDeadpool & the Mercs for Money is exactly what you expect from this arrangement of characters, and we're looking forward to the second issue when they attempt to capture Radioactive Man! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 21, 2016

    This is a good first issue that introduces the team and Deadpool's concern with them. It doesn't spend too much time on each of them, but it's clear that's not the point. As the title suggests, this is Deadpool AND team and their mission is intriguing based on the cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 25, 2016

    If you need a break from the Civil War tie-in exhaustion currently going on throughout the Marvel lineup, this is a beautiful distraction. While some may be confused about the relaunch, just jump in and let Cullen Bunn and Iban Coello tickle your funny bone and impress your eye holes.  You'll be laughing in no time at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Jul 22, 2016

    This book does give in to some of the familiarDeadpool pratfalls with the usual inappropriate language and comments sprinkled with plenty of action on every page, but it does separate itself from past Deadpool books because it is showing Deadpools growth as a leader and as a hero. Deadpool & the Merc$ For Money #1 has all the possibility to be another great success for the Deadpool brand and can also launch some new solo titles from the cast of the mercenaries. This book has enough complexity to keep the story fresh and the characters interesting, but the art will also keep you hooked to the story as each page passes. The collective creative team have really started off this run right leaving us with a new Deadpool title to look forward to each month. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Feb 5, 2016

    Bunn and Espin create an enjoyable book here. Is it breaking any new ground? No. But it is fun, and if you love Deadpool, then there is no reason you shouldn't scoop up this issue. If you do, might I recommend the action figure variant featuring Stingray? Stingray always had such an amazing design to him, its great to see him get the spotlight, even if it is only for a variant cover. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jul 22, 2016

    The latest volume of "Deadpool & The Mercs For Money" starts off on a strong note, emphasizing the conflicts set this team apart in a way that doesn't feel overly contrived. And it's those conflicts that can turn a one-in-done rescue mission into a massacre. I don't know if I'd plunge right into the series just yet, but I'd definitely check to see if it's worth tradewaiting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Jul 22, 2016

    In the end, I will hold out hope that this run will surprise me and help divert me from Civil War II continuity. Maybe I will be surprised next month. It might just be better to wait for the TP for this DP comic though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 24, 2016

    In short, this story has a lot of layers to it (as does the main character, something I don't always get from his adventures), and it seems certain to end up in a bad place, even though Negasonic's future visions make it seem like Deadpool might get it right in the end. Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #1 doesn't do a lot to differentiate between the half-dozen members of the team, but does establish Deadpool as a character trying to do right, with mostly okay art and a serious bilingual bonus for the readers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    411Mania - RobF Jul 28, 2016

    Like Wolverine and the Punisher before him, overexposure is never a good thing. With all these appearance maybe it's time to let the Merc with a Mouth have a long overdue vacation. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 20, 2016

    The only sure things in life are death, taxes and more Deadpool comic books. Cullen Bunn and Iban Coello produce another ho-hum entry into Marvel's most famous Merc's bibliography but they could elevate the concept at some point. This almost feels like the kind of book that you trade-wait on just because someone mentions that it gets good eventually. This first issue just doesn't stand alone as it's own compelling entry. The characters are hollow. The plot is predictable and the book isn't particularly funny or interesting. Best to spend your our dollars on something else this week. Read Full Review

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