REVIEW: Get Real Messy with DEADPOOL: BLACK, WHITE, & BLOOD #1
In Deadpool: Black, White, & Blood #1, with a main cover by Adam Kubert and Frank Martin, readers are invited to take part in the newest entry in the Black, White, & Blood series, which pairs the limited color palette of the title with the violent tendencies of some of the most gory characters in Marvel Comics. With Wolverine and Carnage having gotten their chance, it’s time for Deadpool to step into the blood-red spotlight!
This issue is an anthology, meaning it has three individual stories, each with their own creative team. This just means there’s an opportunity to admire the Merc with the Mouth from multiple different textual angles, Marvel Blog True Believers. So, make sure you get a load of Deadpool’s good side!
“Red All Over”
The first story, “Red All Over,” by Tom Talylor, Phil Noto, and Joe Sabino, was my favorite because it is essentially a sequel to All-New Wolverine #31, one of my favorite single issues featuring Deadpool, like, ever!
Not only does this issue reference one of my favorite Marvel comics of all time, it also (maybe unintentionally) draws comparisons to one of my favorite directors of all time, George A. Romero, and one of his lesser known horror flicks, Monkey Shines.
With several laugh-out-loud moments, this story also featured Honey Badger, one of my very favorite characters in all of Marvel Comics. Well done, “Red All Over” team! This story is 10/10 and worth the price of admission on its own.
Deadpool in “Hotline To Heaven”
The second story is “Hotline to Heaven” by Ed Brisson, Whilce Portacio, Rachelle Rosenberg, and Sabino, and my favorite part of this tale was the meta conceit: Wade is trying to track down a copy of the 80s movie “Hotline to Heaven,” starring Bea Arthur!
Suffice to say that the ‘Pool goes on some violent adventures to secure his copy, but what I really liked was the idea of this movie in the first place. It’s so plausible I had to check Arthur’s IMDB and Wikipedia pages to see if it actually existed (it doesn’t)!
This is a funny, meta story element that is perfect for the Regeneratin’ Degenerate.
“Born in the Uszorsusr”
The final story in this volume, “Born in the Uszorsusr” by James Stokoe, will probably most appeal to people who are intimately familiar with the Marvel mutants! There are several mutant characters who appear in this issue, and knowing their power sets and histories will help you best enjoy the tale…
But if you aren’t familiar with the characters, you’ll still enjoy the color-based comedy that occurs at the climax of this comic!
Besides, if you read the Heroes Reborn event, then you know how out of this world Stokoe’s art can get… and honestly, if you’re a fan of Tank Girl and classic British comics, this story is for you, no matter how well you know the mutants.
Deadpool: Black, White, & Blood
Did you get a chance to pick up Deadpool: Black, White, & Blood #1? Which story was your favorite? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section, Marvel Blog True Believers!