The final item of my Deadpool birthday goodies (that I’ve been stringing out since May), pretty much every moment of this was an absolute blast, so much so that I’ve already put the remaining volumes on my Christmas wishlist.
In Volume 1: Isn’t It Bromantic, we find Deadpool wooing Spiderman in the hopes of them becoming BFFs. There’s nothing he won’t do to win Spidey over, including tricking Thor into a double-date (resulting in a Ladies Night to remember at the Hellhouse club), but there’s a pretty big obstacle in his way – he’s also been contracted to kill Peter Parker, CEO of Parker Industries and a dude that Deadpool is pretty certain is a megalomaniacal asshole, a move that is sure to sour his budding friendship with Spidey.
Featuring more than just the original Spiderman but Miles Morales too, as well as the aforementioned Thor, Deadpool’s Mercs for Money and more, this is a thoroughly enjoyable team-up of two of my favourite Marvel characters. Even though I haven’t exactly following the various storylines that have led up to this (I had no memory of Deadpool being married to the Queen of the Damned, for example, although it’s entirely possible that I had known and since forgotten now that I’m middle-aged), it was pretty easy to pick up along the way and, even though it was pretty much a slam-dunk that I’d enjoy it, it turned out to be even more fun than I imagined.
Christmas and the remaining volumes now can’t come soon enough.