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Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection Book 2 (comic)

Deadpool is the Merc with the Mouth. Cable is the time-traveling mutant from the future on a crusade to save the world. And they teamed up for an awesome comic in the mid-2000s. Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection Book 2 is a trade paperback and collects issues #19-35 and includes the following storylines: Why, When I Was Your Age; Bosom Buddies; Sticky Situation and Living Legends; Born Again; The Domino Principle; Civil War; and Six Packs and Powder Kegs. They even include the letter pages so it feels more retro and real.

This isn’t a comic for noobs. You have to work your way into this one. The Marvel Universe is already pretty complex, and there are way too many characters and subplots for casual comic book readers to keep up with. But Deadpool is one of the best and most interesting comic book characters and you don’t have to know what is going on to be able to enjoy his antics and one-liners.

I won’t even bother with giving out plot details and story outlines. You’re either going to read this collection, or you aren’t.  It’s a comic book. Crazy shit happens in crazy ways. Everything is surrealistic, unrealistic, over the top, and awesome. What more do you want?

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Deadpool Classic Vol. 1 (comic)

Deadpool is Marvel’s “Merc with a Mouth” and one of the most popular comic book characters out there. You can find out why by checking out Deadpool Classic Vol. 1. You have to start somewhere, so start at the beginning with Deadpool’s first appearance in New Mutants #98, and then continue into his first solo series with Deadpool: The Circle Chase #1-4, the 1994 miniseries Deadpool #1-4, and finally with the 1997 relaunch Deadpool #1.

The storylines aren’t that amazing, but you get a sense of who Deadpool is, what he can do, and what makes him tick. He might be a blatant rip-off of DC’s Deathstroke, but that doesn’t matter. Wade Wilson is far more interesting and complex than Slade Wilson. And Deadpool is a better name. And he does cooler things. Right away you can tell that you like this guy even if you can’t trust him. He looks like a badass, he fights like a badass, and he‘s sarcastic, witty, and possibly psychotic. You can tell right away that there’s something different about him. Deadpool Classic Vol. 1 isn’t the best compilation, but it’s a great introduction to a great character.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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