Deadpool: Back In Black #1

Deadpool: Back In Black #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Salva Espin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 5, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 9
8.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

During 1984's SECRET WARS, Deadpool was introduced to an alien symbiote who went on to become Spider-Man's black costume and, eventually, Venom. Okay, okay, maybe that really happened in DEADPOOL'S SECRET SECRET WARS. Point is, did you know that after Spider-Man rejected the went slinking back to Deadpool on the rebound? And they went on adventures together? You didn't? Well, you will, now, thanks to this series by Cullen Bunn (The DEADPOOL KILLOGY) & Salva Espin (DEADPOOL & THE MERCS FOR MONEY)!
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  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Oct 5, 2016

    It's a good, sensible start to a new series and things are bound to get ridiculously crazy soon enough – it's a Deadpool comic, so it's inevitable. That's why we love the Merc with the Mouth anyway, so bring it on! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 10, 2016

    It's Deadpool and Venom, y'all! If you're looking for a fun comic that adds some cool backstory to one of Spider-Man's best villains and Marvel's best heroes, check this out. It definitely didn't disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 6, 2016

    Fans of Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars will delight in Cullen Bunn's return to the 1980's era with this follow-up series that's possibly even more bonkers than its predecessor. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AndMeThis Oct 16, 2016

    One of the best Deadpool stories in ages. The first issue of Back in Black provided many comedic moments, as well as an engaging story. You will be sure to find entertainment. Cullen Bunn has finally given us an issue of Deadpool that matches his wonderful Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe series. I'm excited to get my hands on issue two, and to see the full potential of the merc with his symbiote powers.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Oct 22, 2016

    A large chunk of the book is taken up with where the Venom symbiote left Spider-Man, I like the material surrounding Venom and I like the little bit of Deadpool that we get. Can't say I'm interested in the aliens. The little promo captions at the bottom to allude the time period are a nice touch.

  • 3.0
    TheMatteo0 Oct 5, 2016

    This was a solid start for explaining the movement of the suit from Spiderman's loss of it to Deadpool himself. That said, I'd kind of expected this series to be funnier, but there were relatively few quips or references in this issue at all, and the majority of it was mainly narrative exposition about how we got to where we are now. That would be fine, if it was interesting - but really the questions raised here are: if it's not humorous, then what is the mystery here, where is the intrigue, where is the captivating hook. More succinctly, why should we care about any of this at all? I have a feeling this series has potential to get better, and that this issue was just necessary filler. But really for a first issue you want the story to be engaging to a new reader - and honestly this was just plain and boring.

  • 10
    tinmancanlord Oct 11, 2016

  • 8.0
    Veido Oct 11, 2016

  • 7.0
    pol0 Oct 11, 2016

  • 6.5
    Kalaoui Oct 13, 2016

  • 6.0
    DXO Oct 19, 2016

  • 5.5
    Herptydoo Oct 12, 2016

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