Thursday, March 22, 2018

Deadpool: Soul Hunter / Gerry Duggan & Brian Posehn / 136 pages

"First: Flash back to Deadpool’s adventures of yesteryear with Iron Man! Then: A demon hires Deadpool to reclaim damned souls! And just in case you didn’t think he could get any stranger, Wade gets in touch with his feminine side! Plus: Deadpool targets a man with aquatic powers, and then teams up with your Superior Neighborhood Spider-Man! And we promise he kills one of those two! Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn’s hilarious, nonstop reinvention of the Merc With a Mouth continues here!"

I have a complicated relationship with Deadpool in the sense that I really want to like him but usually don’t. Soul Hunter is the second volume in Duggan's and Posehn's run with the character, a series about Deadpool that perfectly exemplifies my feelings toward him. There are a range of actions from mildly disgusting to despicable in this comic that disturb me about as much as the antihero's friends seem to be disturbed by him. And the first volume was just weird. But I’m curious to see where the overarching storyline goes. The authors are developing his character emotionally more than has been done in the past. Also, the art in this second volume is very good! So, I’ll continue reading the series and see where it goes!

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