Read Deadpool Classic, Vol. 2 by Joe Kelly Ed McGuinness Kevin Lau Pete Woods Shannon Eric Denton John Fang Aaron Lopresti Bernard Chang Online


Landau, Luckman, and Lake want Deadpool to rebuild himself as a hero - but he'll be lucky to pull himself together as he is His healing factor's down, and the only thing that'll juice it up is a dose of the Incredible Hulk's blood - administered by the Weapon X alumnus who helped make Deadpool what he is in the first place Not even mad science can mend a torn heart, thoughLandau, Luckman, and Lake want Deadpool to rebuild himself as a hero - but he'll be lucky to pull himself together as he is His healing factor's down, and the only thing that'll juice it up is a dose of the Incredible Hulk's blood - administered by the Weapon X alumnus who helped make Deadpool what he is in the first place Not even mad science can mend a torn heart, though, as Deadpool's infatuation with X-Force's Siryn (later of X-Factor) is challenged by Typhoid - who turns heads as easily as she cracks skulls When she sets off on a grudge match against Daredevil, can Deadpool contain a killing machine even more off kilter than he is? Also featuring wily weapon-boy Weasel, hostage extraordinaire Blind Al, and the Taskmaster, later of Avengers: The Initiative Collects Deadpool #2-8 and #-1, and Daredevil/Deadpool Annual 1997....

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Deadpool Classic, Vol. 2 Reviews

  • Dirk Grobbelaar
    2018-11-24 07:21

    Not much more I can add to what’s already been written in other reviews. Deadpool was never meant to be taken too seriously, especially considering he was rather blatantly “borrowed” from DC (Wade Wilson vs Slade Wilson). In a masterstroke, he was given a history with Weapon X and the rest wrote itself.The only odd thing here is that this particular volume actually starts with issue #2 of the (classic) first Deadpool series. Reason being, issue #1 is collected in the previous book (Deadpool Classic, Vol. 1) along with some first appearance one-shots, cameos and a mini-series. The only reason this is a problem, is that now you actually have to read Volume 1 first, because who is going to start reading a series at issue #2?Now that my single complaint is out of the way, all that’s left to say is that this is a pretty solid collection that includes a Daredevil crossover and a showdown between Deadpool and The Hulk. What’s more, the closing storyline with Typhoid Mary is morbidly fascinating, if a bit unsettling, and could only ever succeed in a Deadpool story. There’s also a creepy story unfolding around T-Ray, which I’m hoping will be explored in Deadpool Classic, Vol. 3.Recommended.

  • Sesana
    2018-12-15 04:15

    Thankfully, this volume of Deadpool Classic concentrates solely on the Kelly run with the character. I'll be honest, I remember Deadpool being a lot funnier back in 1997. Then again, much of the humor is very dated, and much of it wasn't really meant to be funny in the first place. Deadpool was almost a gag book, but Kelly actually committed to fairly serious storylines and character development. Which is what makes Deadpool still a pretty interesting title to read, even ten years after most of the jokes stopped being funny. The art... Well, it's basic late 90s comic standard. It does nothing for me now, but pretty much every comic was being done in this style at the time (ok, maybe not quite as cartoony) so consider it a product of its time. The one exception is Deadpool -1. The big Marvel gimmick of 1997 was Flashback Month, when a decent number of titles would convert for one issue into backstory, with retro art. So we get a Deadpool before he was Deadpool story, minus the Deadpool since it concentrates on his hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold girlfriend. I could've done without that, to be honest.

  • Labyrinth
    2018-12-12 07:09

    Deadpool, of all comic characters, is taken the LEAST seriously, so why would anyone want to analyze these books critically? Me. I keep asking myself. Why is Deadpool SO popular in this era in spite of Marvel's expectations that he would be a second rate character that NOBODY would take seriously? In an interview, Joe Kelly said they were constantly expecting the book to be canceled "every 5 seconds." Maybe the lack of oversight helped. First of all, this is a redemption story with which modern readers are familiar. Deadpool was transformed into an insane, amoral assassin. In this story, he must find a cure for himself, but in order to do it, he has to work with the doctor that made him what he was. A love interest, Siryn, acts as his moral compass. Not only does Wade need to heal his body, he needs to heal his soul. Once his body is healed, can he let the doctor live? We're given Hellhouse, which used to be a Catholic orphanage that was shut down in disgrace, as a representation of Wade's soul. We're also given a fight with an also ailing Hulk, whom Deadpool flippantly dismisses as a "monster," when "True Believers" know the Hulk is probably less of a monster than Deadpool. In the end, Siryn manages to convince Wade not to kill the doctor. He's redeemed by her hope in him, by cheesy love.That's where we pick up cheesy. The book is self-reflective. Deadpool and the other characters are aware that they are characters. They break the fourth wall and speak directly to the reader to explain who they are and what's happened in a previous episode "in character" at one point. Combined with Deadpool's "mouthy" jokes and numerous pop cultural references, the book becomes metafiction. Deadpool doubts he's a good guy. The writers go one step further and doubt that the reader is going to buy into all this at all. We're reading for entertainment, to distract ourselves from the seriousness of life. Underneath is a very dark DOUBT about heroism and the possibility of redemption. I think, culturally, we can relate to this. The world feels messed up. Can we fix it?

  • J.
    2018-12-10 02:53

    Really, a lot of fun. The stories showcase Deadpool's sense of humor quite well; definitely for people who don't take their comics too seriously. It's also clear that Kelly has long-term plans for the series, judging from his use of supporting cast and dropped hints. The art is a little too lazy for me--the colors pop, and the layouts are solid, but everything is a little too cartoon-y, and the blank backgrounds just make me think the artist couldn't keep up. But, anyway, it doesn't detract too much. Overall, it certainly makes me want to read the next volume.

  • Batsap
    2018-11-21 02:56

    Wow, that was sexist. All the female characters were either prostitutes or at one point pretended to be one, except for two - one a blind old woman and the other Siryn who was totally cool with Deadpool watching her sleep. Hm. And the was Typhoid Mary was spoken to and treated, especially at the mercenary club was kind of shocking. Guess no one thought women were reading comics in the 90s.

  • Pablo Fern�ndez
    2018-12-13 00:20

    El dibujo estilo asiático le da un toque... diferente. No me acostumbré, pero la entrada de ese Hulk más raro de lo normal, le hace ganar enteros.

  • Steven Matview
    2018-12-17 05:10

    Sometime between being created as a gritty and multi-pouched Deathstroke parodyAnd devolving into Marvel’s Bugs Bunny:Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness made Deadpool a real character with actual pathos, crafting one of the best and underappreciated gems of Marvel’s oft maligned 90s output. This is the definitive Deadpool run.Wade Wilson, better known as Deadpool, is a seemingly carefree merc for hire. He takes the jobs that pay the best and loves the violence that comes along with it, joking a mile a minute while relishing the mayhem. His possession of a powerful healing factor means he always comes out successful.At first glance, Deadpool seems like a dark version of Spider-Man. But while Spidey jokes in battle to hide his nerves, Deadpool does it to mask his insecurities. He wants to be a good person, but he’s a jerk. He wants to be good looking, but his time in Canada’s Weapon X project left him a disfigured mess. He wants to be a hero but he’s a villain. If there’s one word then to describe Kelly’s run, it’s redemption. The first arc, for example, focuses on Dr. Killebrew, one of the scientists behind the Weapon X program that gave Wolverine his metal skeleton. Killebrew regrets the inhumane experiments he was a part of – including one that gave DP his powers, and seeing an opportunity to help Wade, he goes for it, even knowing that his payment will likely be death by Deadpool’s sword or knife or, really anything sharp near ‘Pool.The larger story, told over these 30+ issues, deals with Deadpool’s own quest for redemption. Like I said, Deadpool desperately wants to be a hero, and at the book’s start, he has that possibly dangled in front of him in the form of destiny. The fact that Kelly can make you root for a guy with the emotional stability of a spoiled child, a spoiled child with an arsenal he’ll use to maim and torture anyone who gets in his way, is an amazing feat. And Deadpool actually has a supporting cast, here, and they each help to bring out different aspects of the main man. Weasel is his sad sack sidekick/techman, but quite hilarious in his own right. Siren is Deadpool's crush (his stunted emotional maturity makes this the most apt description of her role), a real hero who encourages Deadpool and asks as his inspiration. T-Ray is Deadpool’s nemesis, with a grudge whose origin is mysterious, ever to even Deadpool. Blind Al is the best, a twisted take on Aunt May, a hostage of Deadpool’s who, at least initially, seems more like his equal. I love that she can dish out the vitriol right back at DP. She always us to see Deadpool at his most human, but also at his most frightening. This story has tons of heart, tons of violence, and yes, it’s hilarious. If you’re going to pick up any Deadpool series, this is the one I’d recommend you start with. kit: Twitter | Tumblr

  • Mike
    2018-12-10 04:22

    Joe Kelly has a talent for humour - his run on JLA was very entertaining - and here his humour comes in handy in the weird-verse that is Deadpool. However, I find Kelly's humour a little more corny here than I remember. Which means either (a) Deadpool demands a huger calibre of insanity and sharp wit, (b) JLA is an easier target - all the bombast and seriousness of deadly earnest heroes, or (c) Kelly's talents improved between '97 and '03.In fact, the ending to the first chapter is entirely cartoonish - as in, that's how a Bugs Bunny cartoon ends. Thankfully that's not how the whole volume is. In fact, while the humour is usually there it's toned down and supplanted by a serious, dramatic tone that makes me glad I picked this up. To see DP rendered almost human by circumstances is a pleasure.The action and twists are very fine, and Kelly's rendition of Daredevil is good enough to pass for a real gig. I'm impressed enough by where Kelly takes us (especially after the farcical start) that I'd actually recommend this book. A little pathos is an unexpected surprise, and as Declan says in his review, the quest for redemption adds welcome depth.The art is very 90's - bold thick lines, exaggerated physiques, clear primary colours. Good but definitely a relic of the bygone era.

  • Kurt
    2018-12-17 05:52

    This volume focuses exclusively on part of Joe Kelly's Deadpool issues, including a flashback issue and an annual with Daredevil. I really like the addition of Typhoid Mary to the cast, as she works well thematically with the mentally ill mercenary protagonist of the title. I also love the McGuiness art, and I like that Kelly commits to a stream of zany jokes, even though they aren't ever funny (even though the Foggy and Weasel scenes from the annual did make me smile). Kelly does a good job of slowly developing the supporting cast and effectively writing Siryn into the book and then back out in a way that doesn't feel arbitrary. After reviewing these issues, I am still not a Deadpool fan, but I have a much better sense of what was achieved in these issues that won over so many other readers. I don't recommend this volume on its own, as it needs the first volume for foundation, and I don't think it will win new Deadpool fans, but it's a nice nostalgia trip for those who have recently started enjoying the character.

  • Juushika
    2018-11-18 02:02

    Containing Deadpool #2-8, Deadpool #-1 (a standalone flashback to his past), and Deadpool/Daredevil Annual 1997, this is a surprisingly united collection: at this point, Deadpool's story is a morality saga. On an issue by issue basis, this may be ponderous or simplistic or ignored--but as the issues stack up, the topic gains subtlety and becomes an increasingly effective motivation to plot and character which steers the series away from frivolous mutant-battles-of-the-month. Deadpool's running narrative often offers some counterbalancing levity, but it can also stand in violent contrast to his actions. The art is much sleeker and more unified than in Volume 1 (Deadpool #-1 is a distinct exception), but there were some printing flaws in the imprint I read. I don't want to oversell this volume: it's not stellar storytelling, but Joe Kelly is finding his stride and it reflects throughout these issues.

  • Jedhua
    2018-11-28 05:06

    My Brief Bookshelf Overview: amusing, awkward-or-cheesy-writing, gave-up-before-finishing, hell-of-a-ride, playful, read, story-not-intriguing-enoughAdditional Notes: This collection contains Deadpool issues #2-8, #-1, and Daredevil/Deadpool '97.It certainly makes sense how Kelly's Deadpool would appeal to many people; he's a decent writer, and appears to have at least a serviceable sense of humor. Some of the parts I read in this volume were genuinely funny, but too many of the jokes were either ineffectual or made references that I just missed entirely. I'm convinced Kelly is a better writer than Daniel Way, but I preferred Way's Deadpool much more, maybe partly because it was a tad bit more serious (and/or violent?).

  • Scot
    2018-11-16 03:17

    Enjoyable, but...I expected more humor. I just didn't get that from this collection. Overall, a good collection. A lot of history and and introduction to some interesting characters/ back story.

  • Andrew
    2018-12-03 03:13

    Yay for Joe Kelly. His first monthly work. Trying to make an anti-hero into a hero. Humorous while not completely ignoring the character work. If it wasn't Joe Kelly, I'd probably give it 2 stars. In other words, I am a terrible reviewer.

  • Dan
    2018-12-11 06:11

    Art: awful. Story: mediocre. I won't be reading anymore "classic" Deadpool. The new series spoiled me...

  • Pamela
    2018-12-01 02:53

    Review to come.

  • Alex
    2018-11-28 03:03

    Definitely not getting the love for this. Art and story are mostly fine but there's nothing about it that stands out. would have been 3 stars but towards the end of the volume there's a long tedious Deadpool/Daredevil crossover and the writing devolves into tiresome quipping. here's to hoping volume 3 will be better.

  • Alex
    2018-11-22 04:15

    Not bad, but not terribly good either. I'm kinda grumpy about it because this was my first Deadpool book. I ordered Classic 1-4 and this one came 4 days before vol 1 did. I'm impatient so i read it and yehhhh. It's all my fault.

  • Josh
    2018-11-25 02:14

    Really enjoyed the Daredevil/Deadpool story arc. Also The Hulk makes an appearance so that's cool

  • Josue Garcia Rivas
    2018-11-26 02:02

    I really loved because its just my type of book it was so funny and its just for me

  • Alexander Garcia
    2018-12-02 02:18

    So entertainingIf you love deadpool classic vol.1 then you will definitely love vol.2. Deadpool never disappoints.Each story gets better and better.Definitely worth buying.

  • pianogal
    2018-11-23 01:17

    Getting back as it goes. Still not the biggest fan of Old Deadpool.

  • David
    2018-11-29 02:52

    Deadpool & Typhoid Mary...Wade Wilson battles his own demons while trying to save her from her own.

  • Dmitry Yakovenko
    2018-12-02 05:01

    Deadpool Classic, Vol. 2, Deadpool Classic, Vol. 3, Deadpool Classic, Vol. 4, Deadpool Classic, Vol. 5.33 номерных выпуска, нулевой, минус первый, а также два ежегодника – вот всё то, что написал про Дэдпула Джо Келли. Как оказалось, пусть этой серии уже почти двадцать лет, но этот ран актуален как никогда и с него всё ещё можно (и может быть даже нужно) начинать знакомство с персонажем, ведь именно Келли провёл над Уэйдом огромную работу, которую очень многие современные авторы нагло игнорируют.Все знают, что Дэдпул – это безумный канадец, наёмник, который пытался вылечить рак, был подвергнут опытам в программе «Оружие X», стал безумным антигероем, с изуродованным телом и душой, известный своими психическими заболеваниями, шуточками, идиотскими выходками и любовью к уничтожению четвёртой стены. Что же мы привыкли видеть от рядовых комиксов про Пула? Безумие, сортирный юмор, пошлый юмор, чёрный юмор, весёлые сюжеты, абсурдные персонажи, отсылки к поп-культуре, постоянный снос четвёртой стены и т.д. При этом сам персонаж иногда оказывается слишком уж неадекватным моральным уродом, что совершает непотребства, не к месту шутит, да и в целом сами комиксы чересчур лёгкие и весёлые, не поднимающие совершенно ничего серьезного.Веселье ради веселья это ок, некоторые комиксы про Пула правда смешные и забавные, но некоторые просто невыносимы, как и сам персонаж в них, которого некоторые сценаристы извращают и портят. Как оказалось, работа Келли – вот то золотое время, когда этого обаятельного антигероя действительно можно было любить.37 выпусков, за которые успевают повесить на стену далеко не одно ружьё и не одну связку динамита, которые обязательно выстрелят и взорвутся в своё время. Келли распланировал историю на пару лет вперёд, создавая интригу, придумывая таинственных персонажей и постоянно подогревая интерес читателя, выдавая ему новые удивительные загадки, да подбрасывая часть ответов на старые вопросы.Это уже не то весёлое и беззаботное чтиво о безумном наёмнике, которого так много вышло в XXI веке, ведь помимо юмора и откровенного фана тут нашлось место серьёзной истории и драме. Причём не только драме второстепенных персонажей, что и раньше было в комиксах об этом несносном канадце, но и сам Уэйд Уилсон тут вышел достаточно глубоким и интересным героем с очень тяжёлой судьбой. Сам он умеет тут не только шутить и убивать, но и сочувствовать, страдать и переживать. Он знает о морали и чести, он действительно пытается измениться и уйти с кривой дорожки убийцы, которым он стал когда-то. Создать десятки драматичных и эмоциональных моментов, это не шутки про фекалии и секс вставлять на каждой странице, за это низкий поклон сценаристу.Очень круто, что Келли оказался способен не только придумать интересную и драматичную историю, но и умудрился не забывать про юмор и дух приключений, которые появляются в перерывах между серьезностью и мрачностью. Тут есть почти всё то, что есть у современного антигероя, и постоянные обращения к читателю, и отсылки, и шутки связанные с массовой культурой, и безумные поступки, и у Пула всё ещё золотая реакция на постоянно происходящий вокруг бред, единственное что, юмор тут не такой сортирный и пошлый, что определённо радует.В итоге серия оказалось в самом деле отличной. Она в меру смешная, в меру драматичная и серьезная, в меру лёгкая и весёлая, при этом её действительно было интересно читать, ведь постоянно хотелось узнать, что же случится дальше. Плюс ко всему, сам титульный персонаж тут однозначно удался со всех сторон. Да, может местами (преимущественно в начале рана) и было немного затянуто, может это был не самый смешной комикс про Дэдпула (хотя и был чуть ли не самым пристойным из всех), да и рисунок часто не вызывал каких-то положительных эмоций, но это было хорошее чтиво, о котором точно не жалею.

  • Alazzar
    2018-12-05 03:55

    Before I started reading Deadpool, a friend warned me that he didn't think the Merc with the Mouth was a great solo character. He said that Deadpool is better in small doses, like when he shows up as a cameo in someone else's issue or as part of a team. Naturally, I decided my friend was crazy, because just look at Deadpool's movie trailer.As it turns out, I should have taken the warning a little more seriously.When I first started reading Deadpool (in the last volume) I laughed a few times. And I did it again with one of the first issues in this volume. But then it just got to the point where it felt like the author was trying too hard. It was like Joe Kelly HAD to cram something humorous into every panel. This had the effect of taking the sting out of some of the jokes.I like Deadpool a lot more during his (very rare) moments of vulnerability. That counter-balance makes the humorous moments so much better! Unfortunately, for every one serious page there are 20 silly ones. Pretty sure I'd prefer it the other way around.My other, bigger complaint about Deadpool is the way he treats women. Yeah, I know, he treats everyone like crap, so it shouldn't be that big a deal. But when he calls Siryn, the object of his affection, things like "toots" and "broad," it just makes me wonder why the hell she's hanging out with him in the first place.In the end, I found myself tiring of Deadpool a little bit . . . right up until I reached the issues with Typhoid Mary and Daredevil. Note to all comic authors: if you want me to like your book, end it on a Daredevil cameo. Odds are you'll get a favorable review.Overall, Deadpool's not bad, and I'll certainly read some more of his collections. If nothing else, it's nice to familiarize myself with the characters before the movie comes out.

  • Jacob!
    2018-12-12 05:03

    Deadpool was my first comic book I have ever read. I got to say, I really enjoyed it. I found his constant jokes humorous. I also like how he talks to the reader and he seems to knows that he is in a comic book. The Deadpool comics follow the anti-hero, Deadpool. He is, as said on the back of the collection, "The merc with a mouth, the assassin with elan, the wryest wisecracker of the weapon X program..." Deadpool received his from a government experiment program. From the program he received regeneration, super human strength, and lightning fast resources.The volume 2 series opens up with Deadpool fighting an unknown villain. Deadpool defeats him, but his hand gets cut off in the process. Usually within minutes a new hand will appear. This was not the case. He lost his regeneration ability. Deadpool locates the doctor who gave him his powers. Tests are run and they find out that the cells that gave Deadpool his powers are now destroying themselves and other cells in his body. The one way to stop the destruction is to inject gamma radiation into his body. The only known source for the radiation is the Hulk. Deadpool would have to defeat the Hulk and get his blood.Will Deadpool save himself dying? Is is too late for him? Read this collection to find out.If Deadpool was made into a movie and shown in the theater I hope they keep what makes this hero so unique. Deadpool likes to talk to his readers a lot, I mean a lot. I think that they should have him talk to the audience in the theater. Deadpool is also a wisecracker and makes a lot of jokes. Always making them at the wrong time. He also has a weird sense of humor. He makes fun of his blind friend, Deadpool dresses in different costumes, and of all things, afraid of needles. I think if Deadpool was made into a movie, they would need to keep those things to make it successful.

  • Shannon Appelcline
    2018-12-01 06:16

    Siryn & Death (2-5). Interesting to be reminded of what story arcs were like in the '90s. These four issues are held together by Siryn and by Wade's health problems, but they also hold together as individual issues, from the fight with Taskmaster to the one with the Hulk. These issues tap down the craziness from the first issue a bit, and so aren't quite as good. The good core of them is Wade relation with Siryn and his moral dilemmas [6+/10]Paradigm Lost (-1). A great historical look at Deadpool: who he was and what he was. It's all the more interesting for the fact that Deadpool only shows up for a single panel! I'm also intrigued by where this story is going! [8/10]Typhoid Mary (6-8 + Annual). This is another story that's brilliant. It actually starts off a little slow, but the Annual offers a major character revelation about the nature of Deadpool, while also giving some important closure to Daredevil, then the final issue in the arc builds on Deadpool's character in interesting ways. So, it's not always about the funny [7+/10].

  • Conor
    2018-12-01 04:53

    Forget Daniel Way. He's a pretender. Joe Kelly took Deadpool from a interesting concept villain and transformed him into an "anti-hero" few can compare too (Venom and Frank Castle the two main rivals). That most people now think Deadpool somehow appeared recently makes me ill while having met Daniel Way personally I can tell you now he's not a good writer. All one has to do is read his initial five issues of the "new" Deadpool to realize this. That so many now attribute the fame of the character to Way is a real shame, for Kelly and Fabian Nicieza are the true talents behind Wade Wilson's rise and if anything Way (and Wolverine Origins) have dumbed the title down to the point it is almost unreadable. Shame. Shame. Shame.

  • Meredith
    2018-12-13 06:52

    I wasn't as interested in this book as I'd hoped - I'm not a big fan of Siryn, the Hulk, or Daredevil, so those crossovers didn't grab my attention the way I think they were intended. T-Ray, while a big player later in the storyline, disturbs me terribly, as did Typhoid Mary. Her attempts to prove to Deadpool that he couldn't be the hero Zoe (and LL&L) said he could be worked better than I wanted them to.The art and writing, still by Ed McGuinness and Joe Kelly, remain excellent with few exceptions (drawn, I suspect, by other artists when deadlines came near). And, for once, I found myself liking the older art style invoked in Deadpool -1 by Aaron Lopresti - it was a clever way to indicate how far back in time the story was going, and it worked well.

  • Nevena
    2018-12-17 06:00

    Ah yes, it gets better. Long story short, it goes a bit like this:Someone: 'Hey Deadpool how about we do it the way your ordinary superhero would!'*Deadpool does the exact opposite**Deadpool's morally ambiguous way saves the day**Deadpool throws in an inappropriate joke and we all laugh*The story progresses, and we get an insight into main character's back story. There's still a lot of questions and riddles (Pool says himself he is a riddle), which I hope will get answered in the subsequent issues.

  • Silas
    2018-11-24 05:20

    I hadn't realized before reading this that I had already read it back when it was coming out. It has not aged terribly well. I remember this being really funny and interesting, and in retrospect, it is not particularly exceptional. It was still relatively good, just not as good as I had thought it was. I think the book here still wasn't quite sure of what it was, so it hadn't quite come together by this run.