From Marvel Comics, Cullen Bunn, Dalibor Talajic.
Its the final issue of the surprise hit summer book from Marvel Comics. Now that all four issues are out, what can be said about this series? There is one major complaint. It was too damn short.
I look forward to everything Cullen Bunn does from here. The man knows his Marvel history. There are winks and nods and brilliant ideas throughout this book. The battle between Taskmaster and Deadpool, and the special guest star, is inspired. Once that guest star reveals itself most long time readers should have been able to guess where the tale was going. It was a fun and very satisfying ending. Best of all there is a chance that this alternate version of Deadpool could be used again. Maybe even within the mainstream Marvel Universe.
There isn’t a single character that Dalibor didn’t nail. Even when that character is no longer in one piece. His take on Taskmaster is instantly one of the coolest interpretations of that character ever.
As mentioned before, the only complaint I have is that some of the story feels rushed and there wasn’t enough on panel death. The Punisher part of the book is outstanding with plenty of unexpected yet completely logical turns. But then that is followed up with a one panel quick cosmic death. Granted, that one panel has a huge amount of detail. I would read an extra issue detailing more of Deadpool vs the cosmic beings. In fact, that extra issue should have Deadpool in an homage to the “Come and get me” Infinity Gauntlet cover.
That slight complaint aside, this really is a great and enjoyable contained story. Four issues full of crazy balls out action. Grab the singles, or the inevitable upcoming collection. Put it right next to Fred Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe, as I feel they are equal in humor and brilliance.