Deadpool's Art of War #1

Deadpool's Art of War #1

Writer: Peter David Artist: Scott Koblish Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Sun Tzu's Art of War has been called the definitive work on military strategy and tactics and has influenced leaders in both warfare and business for hundreds of years...which means it's totally in the public domain and ripe for being ripped off by Deadpool! And what's Deadpool's plan to ensure his version of Art of War outsells the original? Make sure the entire world is at war when it comes out! Parental Advisory

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 15, 2014

    Yes, Marvel has given Deadpool yet another limited series, and yes, this one has a ridiculous narrative, but who cares when it's so well-written looks great? Even though David places Deadpool in absurd situations, his take on the character feels more grounded. Sure, he still talks a whole lot, but he's not rambling, going off on tangents, or spewing pop culture references. Basically, his approach to the character seems perfect for someone who's only a casual fan or doesn't like Deadpool when he's a bit more obnoxious. Throw in Koblish and Staples' consistently delightful visuals -- an art team which constantly delivers over in Duggan/Posehn's book -- and the end result is an enormously entertaining debut issue. If this level of quality keeps up for the rest of the limited series, we should begin to call it DEADPOOL'S ART OF AWESOME. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Oct 17, 2014

    A good choice for Deadpool fans who sometimes feel he overstays his welcome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ryan Scott Oct 21, 2014

    The usual amount of Deadpooling ensues. Peter David (X-Factor, Spider-Man 2099) does a great job of matching the current tone needed to tackle the character " and an even better job poking fun at Matt Fraction " and Scott Koblish (Excaliber, Elektra) does a fine job bringing it to life. It's pretty simple; if you like Deadpool, you'll like the book. If you don't like Deadpool? False. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Oct 19, 2014

    Peter David along with artists Scott Koblish and Val Staples kick off this Deadpool story with laughs and plenty of action. Deadpool needs to cause some serious trouble to make sure he gets his story right but will he go too far? ehhwe hope so! Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Latest Pull - Zack Myers Oct 17, 2014

    This first issue had an interesting start as far as Deadpool comics go, but towards the end, it didn't quite feel like a Deadpool comic at all since he wasn't seen in the last half of the issue. The comic did have it's classic Deadpool humor added it to it though, but I wish I saw more action with Deadpool instead of Loki. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    We The Nerdy - Ben Ecker Oct 17, 2014

    The art in the book has a look that is ideal for the settings, which in this issue are mainly ancient China and Asgard. Koblish's lines and the dappled coloring by Val Staples feel right at home in both. Koblish has effectively altered his technique so that the opening portion has its own aesthetic. However, the visuals do get a bit vague in the battle scene that serves as the issue's climax. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 16, 2014

    Luckily, Scott Koblish proves the book's saving grace, the artist on hand to render Wade's various exploits once more. Combined with the muted colors provided by Val Staples, Koblish's art has an almost antiquated look to it, his sharp lines and detailed backdrops right at home with David's time-warped subject matter. The artist also proves adept at filling a page, many sequences requiring an impressive amount of fully realized (and colorfully dressed) characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Oct 17, 2014

    The best parts of "Deadpool's Art of War" are the off-the-wall elements and Wade's bizarre leaps of thought. Koblish's art is also solid, so hopefully in future issues, David can make Loki and Thor's eternal sibling rivalry serve the larger story and themes instead of putting on another tired reenactment of their enmity. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Oct 19, 2014

    While Peter David has an interesting idea, he never adds anything new and the issue reads just like a Deadpool comic we've seen before. There are a few standout bits and the art looks great for the story, but there is nothing of substance here that will make me remember this book in two weeks. Deadpool fans will want to read it but it isn't worth $3.99. Read Full Review

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