Saturday, 7 August 2010

Review: Wolverine Origins - Deadpool

Wolverine: Origins Volume 5 - Deadpool TPB (v. 5)
Two men, both products of the Weapon X program, both highly trained killers. One claims to be the best he is at what he does, though what he does isn't very nice - but the other is the Merc with a Mouth, and he might just have something to say about that claim! It's Deadpool vs Wolverine, no quarter asked or given! But when both men can regenerate virtually any wound in a matter of moments, just how does either man expect to finish off his foe? And whoever wins will have to face down Daken, Wolverines's murderous son, who has a healing factor and aptitude for killing to match them both!

It's official, my second favourite of the X-men characters is now Deadpool - my first always being Gambit. This graphic novel really shows his metally-unstable yet witty persona. In a lot of comic books, there is distinction between the character talking and the character narrating. I love how Deadpool's two voices actually talk to each other, along with the third voice of him writing his diary. Deadpool always has something to say about everything - in fact, he often has a lot to say about everything.

Honestly though, there wasn't a whole lot to this book other than Deadpool being Deadpool. Essentially it's a massive fight between the two characters. Don't get me wrong, it's entertaining enough and I enjoyed reading it but there wasn't a lot else. Bare in mind this is volume 5 of the Wolverine Origins series and I haven't read the first four. I'm not overly a fan of Wolverine and so only really picked this up because of it having Deadpool in it.

All in all, it's a fair enough comic book if you're a fan of the X-men but it probably wouldn't get you hooked if you're not.

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