Review- Deadpool #10 (Marvel Comics)

Enter the King in Black in Deadpool #10

It’s that time! Deadpool is officially getting a crossover issue! The King in Black arc is about to invade Wade’s world in Deadpool #10. And we all know precisely how chaotic (and entertaining) that’s going to end up being.
Knowing what we do about The King in Black, it makes sense that the little plot of territory Deadpool has carved out for the monsters wouldn’t be left untouched. It is sort of directly in the middle of many of the fights occurring right now, even if Deadpool doesn’t see that.
On the bright side, that means we’re about to see how Deadpool reacts to this latest world event. It’ll probably involve more than his fair share of snark. But then, what plot doesn’t make use of his wit and undying urge to spew out quips?

Writing


Deadpool #10 somehow managed to nail that fine line between hilarious and extremely tense. Okay, this is Deadpool we’re talking about, so it leaned more towards hilarious than tense, but you know what I mean.
Kelly Thompson did find a way to make stakes that both Deadpool and the fans couldn’t ignore. It gave us reason to care about the crossover event. All while addressing the elephant in the room, as only Deadpool could know he’s in said crossover event. It’s perfect.
Monsters new and old were given a chance to shine (not literally) thanks to the King in Black. Though he probably wouldn’t appreciate that being pointed out. At least it forced more of them to find ways to work together. As it turns out, Deadpool isn’t a bad king for the monsters. He consistently rallies them around major threats, as this event has once again proven.
I’m giving major bonus points for the amount of focus spent on one particular character. He is adorable and deserves every spec of attention sent his way. Granted, I may be just a touch biased there, but I’d like to believe we all are when it comes to that character.

Art


Deadpool #10 is full of fun and brilliant artwork. It happily founds back and forth from witty banter to battles, perfect for this character. Overall this issue seemed to have a lot of fun while having a solid foundation for which to work with.
Gerardo Sandoval (pencils, inks), Victor Nava (inks), and Chris Sotomayor (colors) all did an exceptional job of bringing the chaos of this issue to life. More than that, they did so in such a shockingly charming way.
Okay, I may lean towards the charming side of things thanks to how certain characters were portrayed, but can you blame me there? So cute! But back to the fighting side of things, the fights in this issue were really cleverly rendered.
On that note, VC’s Joe Sabino’s lettering in this issue is some of the best I’ve seen. While it is heavily understated at times, the tiny implications really make such an impact. Even on a subconscious level. It’s fantastic.

Conclusion


Deadpool #10 is, without a doubt, one of the most hilarious crossover issues I have ever read. I’d like to think that is saying something and hope that other fans feel the same way about it. This was one fun and chaotic mess, meant in all the best possible ways.

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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