Collects Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #1-4, Secret Wars (1984) #1.
Official SECRET WARS tie-in! Well, not that SECRET WARS — we’re talking the original epic from 1984! But wait, Deadpool wasn’t in that series, right? Wrong! Prepare to learn the terrifying truth as the team behind DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED reveals the crucial role the Merc with a Mouth played on the Beyonder’s Battleworld! A role so secret, the rest of Marvel’s super heroes don’t even remember it! Now, relive the Secret Wars — from Doctor Doom’s rise to power to Hulk holding up a mountain — all with added Deadpool! Amid the chaos, there comes…and goes…a costume — but Wade’s awesome secret shield is totally for keeps! Prepare to discover how the original SECRET WARS really ended — and how the sassin’ assassin saved the universe!
This is told from two points, the now and the past. Deadpool is taking us through what happened during the Secret Wars and managed to insert himself right in the middle of the mayhem.
This comic would be familiar for anyone who’s read Secret Wars. The only difference being is that Deadpool wasn’t in the original comic and he is in this one. One thing I was glad about is that through it all, Deadpool remains ‘Deadpool’.
I know that Deadpool is neither hero more villain and that he’s seen as more of an anti-hero, he fights for whatever and whoever, so it kind of makes sense why he’d be placed with the heroes but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t initially surprised.
By the end of the first issue I was quite shocked but it wore off pretty quickly. I swear handsome in those times is a lot different that how it is now. That moustache though…
When Deadpool’s not using humour to hide his emotions, dude’s pretty depressed. I wasn’t used to Deadpool being so ‘real’.
This comic had what has become the norm with Deadpool comics: the odd humour, the 4th wall breaking which is always appreciated.
Like I mean, I’m not saying Deadpool saved the day, but Deadpool sort of saved the day. It turns out the guy does have a heart. I liked this version of Secret Wars a bit more than I did the original Secret Wars but only because Deadpool made the even a lot less gloomy. He brought something new to the table. Maybe he was forgotten but he ended up being a hero, so I guess now we know exactly where he stands.
I’ve never read anything by Cullen Bunn before but I think he did an amazing job with this comic. The art is amazing and extremely detailed. I’ve read different author’s versions of Deadpool and I’m glad that they always stay true to the character.
At first I didn’t know what the point of this comic was, I still don’t really but I like that I can see ol’ Wade in a new light. That’s quite refreshing.
And now I continue my journey through the Secret Wars. Follow my reviews of this event through the tag here.
Read: 19 September 2017
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Illustrators: Matteo Lolli | Ruth Redmond