Review – Deadpool #6 (Marvel Comics)

How Deadpool Stirs The Pot in Deadpool #6

Have you ever wondered how characters like Deadpool are reacting to all of the changes in X-Men? Well, you need wonder no more. For Deadpool #6 is about to answer that question – and about a dozen more. In the most insane ways possible, of course.

This issue is also delightfully full of Jeff the Land Shark moments, so if you love him half as much as I do, you’re going to love everything that goes down in this issue. Even (or especially) the quirkier parts.

King Deadpool has had a lot on his hands lately, but apparently not enough to keep him distracted from Krakoa. And everything that is happening there—or not happening there, depending on how you want to look at it.

Writing

Kelly Thompson does know how to write an issue that has the perfect balance of drama and humor, doesn’t she? Deadpool #6 is a genuinely hilarious read, full of funny Deadpool moments, cute Jeff moments (of course), and some shockingly well-made points.

All of which combine to make for another exciting read from this quirky king. Admittedly, that does mean that there’s quite a lot going on in this issue. That isn’t a bad thing, but it does mean you should keep your eyes open.

I loved the half-dozen moments that Jeff was allowed to shine during. It felt like the most he’s gotten, possibly ever. Is this the start of a trend? Though there is plenty of plot to support those super cute moments, the implications can get a bit heavy. It suddenly explains all of those adorable moments.

Other than Jeff, this is an issue full of fourth-wall-breaking moments and a few great points made both by and to Deadpool, which sounds about right. This is Deadpool we’re talking about!

The ending is one of those full-stop cliffhangers. It’s going to be a long month waiting to see what’s happening there. Yet, at least we can’t deny the fact that it is going to hold our attention. So there’s that.

Art

You can tell that the artists behind Deadpool #6 had a little bit of fun here. It certainly reads like an enjoyable issue. Then again, that might just be my bias shining through—either way.

Kevin Libranda was the lead artist and is responsible for the dozen iconic scenes found within these pages. The characters are full of expression, not to mention the sheer number that appeared upon these pages (remember: X-Men).

Chris Sotomayor provided the coloring, and that is another highlight worth talking about. The colors are bold and bright, which is basically what you’d expect from Deadpool. Yet there are scenes that it stands out more in, such as that one panel that went with a bold silhouette.

Finally, VC’s Joe Sabino provided the lettering, and he unsurprisingly did a fantastic job here as well. As I mentioned above, a lot is going on in this issue. Yet not a single page feels cramped, not even the ones where Deadpool goes off on quite the tirade.

Conclusion

Deadpool #6 is a busy issue, but not in a bad way. There’s plenty of elements for various fans to enjoy, from the action to the drama, and so much more. It’s an issue that quickly bounces between intense and fun, showing off some impressive writing skills.

Thanks to that cliffhanger, I will be counting down the days until the next issue. Realistically though, I would have been looking forward to it anyway.

This review was originally written for Word of the Nerd, but has been ported over to Quirky Cat’s Fat Stacks now that the site has shut down.

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