Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Pick Of The Week: Deadpool #20

Deadpool 20

It's Wednesday and that means ... NEW COMIC BOOK DAY! Like Christmas without the threat of home invasion from a fat man with an elf infestation. 

This week seems kind of light on the reading material, but that could be because last week was not only The Walking Dead, but another amazing issue of Saga. Seriously that is the best title going right now. If you haven't gotten into Saga then you need to report yourself to the authorities for abuse. 

Last week was awesome. Made for a great Thanksgiving because there is nothing better than eating until your belt pops and then sitting in a bean bag chair fighting a food coma as you delve into a stack of books. 

Now don't get me wrong, there is still some great reads this week. My pick for issue of the week happens to be my favorite Marvel book: Deadpool. Posehn and Duggan keep hitting home run after home run with their rendition of the merc with a mouth. They just tied up the very cool "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" story that featured the best written Captain America in a decade. 

This issue is their third flashback issue. If you just are now getting on the Deadpool wagon then these issues have become must owns. The first was a fake 1980's story about how Deadpool tricked a demon and pretended to be Iron Man. It might go down as Marvel's best book of the year. The next was a super flashback to the 1970's when Deadpool teamed up with the Heroes for Hire. That issue is worth owning just for the "romance" scene. 

In this issue our favorite fourth wall breaker is again doing a flashback to when he took some r&r in Wakanda, land of the Black Panther. Again it is filled with more inside jokes, but it also sets the table for the next story arc in the series. Posehn and Duggan don't ever just waste an issue. While these flashback issues are full of fanboy fun, they also play a role in the series going forward. This one is no different.

It's not going to win any Eisners, but will fill that void in your funny bone for a good chuckle while you read. This week the best book on the shelves is Deadpool #20 from the best writing duo not working for Image, Brain Posehn and Gerry Duggan. Another fun ride on the DP train.

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