Deadpool Kills Deadpool is one of a number of Deadpool related swag I hauled in for my birthday, as well as being the third and final act of the Deadpool Killology. I read the second part, Deadpool Killustrated, nearly three years ago, but this was extremely easy to slip back into.
For those who haven’t read the series so far, its premise is simple… Knowing that, as a fictional character, nothing really matters and wanting an end to it all, in the first part of the series Deadpool set about putting an entertaining end to every single Marvel character. In the second part, realising that in service to ‘The Continuity’ he’d be resurrected as many times as the writer required, he set about killing off the inspirations for these characters and stories by cutting a red swathe through the likes of Moby Dick, Huckleberry Finn and the Little Mermaid (in an outing that I really, really enjoyed).
Deadpool Kills Deadpool sees the culmination of those efforts, as he sets about killing off every single version of Deadpool that the multiverse has seen. Only this time, we’re on the other side of events and rooting against that goal, and nearly squealing with delight as Deadpool goes up against – amongst others – Dogpool, Kidpool, Lady Deadpool, Sharkpool and, my favourite, Beard-of-Bees Pool.
Definitely not the sort of graphic novel that I should let my young nephew get his hands on, Deadpool Kills Deadpool is bloody, funny, extremely meta, and a worthy addition to my shelves.