Deadpool Doesn't Die

 Posted: 2001
 Staff: The Editor (E-Mail)

And speaking of unnatural. Look. I've told you before - Deadpool is ruined. They've changed the writer, and brought him back into the big steaming pile of Marvel Mutantdom. By all the laws of physics, this book is dead. Dead!

  Deadpool (Vol. 1) #59
Dec 2001
Review:  Not Required [No Spider-Man]
Arc: Part 3 of 'Agent of Weapon X' (1-2-3-4)
Editor: Mike Marts
Story: Frank Tieri
Pencils: Georges Jeanty
Inker: Jon Holdredge

So how come I'm still collecting? How come it floats to the top of my reading pile each month? How come it's still an offensive, disturbing, unpredictable piece of formula-evading comic material which hangs around in your head well after you've closed the covers.

Beats me. I don't like what they've done - and I sure don't like what happened in issue #59, but I can't see myself managing to actually drop the book. Frank Tieri has picked up so smoothly from Priest and Palmiotti that it's really quite hard to notice the difference. The "Mutant" crossover stuff is limited (so far) to the Weapon X guys (and they've even resisted the urge for a Wolvie cross-over).

It's weird. The book survives. Medical science has no explanation.

 Posted: 2001
 Staff: The Editor (E-Mail)