Before this, I’d never read a Deadpool book. I’ve seen excerpts of stuff online, so I knew a fair bit about him. I know he knows he’s a fictional character. I know he’s hamburger faced. I know he likes killing. I know he’s Canadian. I know he’s annoying, and I know he won’t die. From what I’ve seen, that seems to sum him up entirely. To the best of my knowledge, Deadpool stories can be serious, but for the most part, they’re bloodbath soaked foolishness.
I’ve wanted to read a Deadpool title for a while now, because many of the excerpts I’ve seen actually had me laughing out loud. I also remember about 10 years ago, when he got a relaunched monthly title that seemed like it might be something I’d be interested in. I passed it up, though, because I could barely afford the Masters of the Universe titles and mass quantities of Heroclix I was picking up weekly.
I saw this title hit the shelves a few months back, and thought “Meh, seems like a good enough point to jump in”. The title, Deadpool Kills Deadpool, sounds like it would be the bloodbath soaked foolishness variety of story, which suits me just fine, if that’s what I’m expecting.
I’ve been staring at this introduction for a while now, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to figure out a way to talk about something that precisely meets my expectations, when my expectations start with “Meh.”