REVIEW: Deadpool’s Nerdy 30 #1 is a Buffet of ‘Pool
In Deadpool Nerdy 30 #1, you don’t just get one Deadpool story – you don’t just get two Deadpool stories – you get eight Deadpool stories! That’s right: Deadpool Nerdy 30 #1 is an anthology of eight short Deadpool comics, each one telling a birthday-themed tale about the Merc with a Mouth.
And to make sure there’s as much of a party atmosphere as possible, each of the eight stories was completed by a different creative team, with writers and artists from throughout Deadpool’s three decade history returning to tell brand-new stories that are set throughout Wade Wilson’s storied superheroic career.
Anthologies All Along
This isn’t the first time we’ve had a Deadpool-themed anthology. To commemorate Deadpool’s wedding to the Demon Queen Shiklah, a similar anthology issue had previous Deadpool creators returning to tell nuptial-themed short stories (and if you like Deadpool Nerdy 30 #1, you’ll definitely want to check out The Wedding of Deadpool, which even features the talents of many of the same creators and is currently available on Marvel Unlimited).
One of the cool features about bringing back creators from throughout Wade’s history is that they sometimes get to make additional comments on their respective runs on the character.
Perhaps my favorite example of this takes place in “Short Story, Tall Tale” by Gail Simone, Michael Shelfer, and Jim Charalampidis. This gives Simone a chance to have Deadpool interact with Agent X (a very gratifying meeting for those of us who enjoyed her work on both characters).
But even if you haven’t had much of a chance to read previous Deadpool comics, you’ll find something to enjoy here.
Stories like “Lo, There Shall Come A Hero! Maybe…” by Fabian Nicieza, Patch Zircher, and Java Tartaglia have references that will land just as well for those who have only experienced the Merc with a Mouth through movies rather than comics.
Get in the ‘Pool!
The bottom line: this book is filled with short, fun stories that highlight the full spectrum of story styles that make up the wonderful world of Wade Wilson, and while every entry can’t be your favorite, you will definitely find something here to enjoy. And if you find that one of the stories contained within especially speaks to you, you can even consider checking out the original Deadpool run by the creative team responsible!
If you’re interested in reading Deadpool Nerdy 30 #1, you can pick up a copy right now at your local comic book shop! Just don’t forget to pick up some ingredients for chimichangas on the way home…