Graphic Novel Review: Deadpool: The Complete Collection – Volume 1 by Daniel Way (@mlsimmons)

Posted July 3, 2016 by Melanie in Graphic Novel, Melanie, Reviews / 29 Comments

Graphic Novel Review: Deadpool: The Complete Collection – Volume 1 by  Daniel Way (@mlsimmons)
Deadpool: The Complete Collection - Volume 1 by Daniel Way
Series: Deadpool #1
Published by Marvel
Published on: August 13, 2013
Genres: Graphic Novel
Pages: 472
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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Daniel Way's hilarious, action-packed run begins here! When the Merc with a Mouth is hired to rub out Wolverine, sparks will fly! But when both men can regenerate any wound in minutes, how can either one expect to finish off his foe? And whoever wins will have to face Wolverine's murderous son, Daken! Then: The Skrulls have infiltrated Earth, but nobody warned them about Deadpool! The invaders replicate Deadpool's healing factor in a new generation of Super-Skrulls - but why is Deadpool himself leading this brigade against Earth? And when Norman Osborn double-crosses Deadpool, the maniacal merc unleashes a full-on assault against Avengers Tower! Norman must pull out all the stops - and that means deploying his new team of bloodthirsty, black-ops Thunderbolts! COLLECTING: WOLVERINE: ORIGINS 21-25, DEADPOOL (2008) 1-12, THUNDERBOLTS 130-131 and DEADPOOL SAGA

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I’ve been on a bit of a reading slump. I don’t know why, but I just haven’t been in the mood to read. So, I decided to try something different. I’ve reviewed a few graphic novels here in the past, so I decided that might be a good way to get out of my reading slump. Whether it will work or not, is a completely different idea. Anyway, I decided to try Deadpool because I loved the movie.

So here’s the thing. The movie and the graphic novel are similar and different. When I read Jessica Jones a few months back, I could see the story that was used to inspire the TV show. There was a storyline from the comics that it followed. That is really not the case here. There is no girlfriend (I’m sure you are all completely shocked that Hollywood added the love story to bring in more female viewers). Even the how he was made and the revenge against Ajax wasn’t in these books. The only thing that was in the movie that was included in this graphic novel was the scene with the pizza delivery guy. Now, that being said, there are two more volumes and I haven’t read those yet. So it is possible that more of the movie’s plot came from those books.

Now, Deadpool’s personality. That, I could completely feel in these books. It completely has conversations with himself. They are really good about letting you know what is going on by having a bubble for his out loud voice and a square for his internal voice. It was also very helpful that his bubbles were yellow, especially when he hires someone to dress like him to be a decoy. There are scenes where there are essentially two Deadpools on the page, but the real Deadpool talks in yellow.

There are four different stories in this book. First one, he is fighting Wolverine. Two people who are basically immortal fighting to the death. So yea. Then there is one where he is fighting these green men called Skrulls who infiltrated Earth. They had no idea that Deadpool would be so difficult to deal with. Then Norman Osborn, who is leading the Avengers, double crosses Deadpool, he attacks Avengers Tower. There are some people I remember like Black Widow and Ant Man. There are others that I don’t remember. In the last story, we are still fighting with Osborn and his cronies. Mostly Thunderbolt and Bullseye (who you might remember from the DareDevil movie).

The thing I really didn’t like about the book, it basically bleeped all the language. I mean, it is obvious this book is not meant for kids. He is the antihero we see in the movie, so why not just go ahead and put a parental advisory label on it and spell out the words. It was frustrating reading $*%$@ all the time.

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I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.

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29 responses to “Graphic Novel Review: Deadpool: The Complete Collection – Volume 1 by Daniel Way (@mlsimmons)

  1. I don’t know that any of the comics exactly follow the movie, but there are lots of characters, places, etc. from the Deadpool comics in the movie, like Blind Al, Weasel, the X-Men characters, the bar where Deadpool hangs out, etc.

    If you like horror/monster movies, you should check out the Dracula’s Gauntlet Deadpool collection. That one is pretty funny. Dracula hires Deadpool to bring his fiance to him, but things do not go according to plan. Then again, they rarely do in Deadpool’s world. LOL.
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  2. I don’t read too many graphic novels, but last year’s Deadpool movie had me curious about his evolution. I mean, is he as morally bankrupt as the his movie equivalent? I think he’s hilarious, though!

  3. Trying something different can really help sometimes when you’re in a reading slump. I hope this one helped you get out of your slump. That sounds interesting how the comics and the movie are both different and similar. That’s great his personality really shows through and thanks to the colour you always know who’s the real deadpool. The artwork looks good!
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  4. Graphic novels aren’t something I have ever been interested in, and Deadpool could have been a dying lake for all I knew. I am way out of the loop on this! But I am glad you enjoyed it even if it didn’t match up with the movie šŸ™‚

  5. I REALLY like the clean art of this comic. I’m kind of picky about the art in graphic novels b/c I’ve seen some messy art and it just takes away from the story. We actually own Deadpool and *sigh* I haven’t sat and watched it yet. And it’s totally MY type of movie. I’m an idiot, I know… My hubs gets on me about it all the time!

    I agree with you on the language, too. It really should be there in this story’s case. Duh.