Deceased US presidents have been resurrected and are wreaking havoc. To protect their image, S.H.E.I.L.D. refuses to dispatch The Avengers. I mean, can you blame them? You can’t have Captain America running around lopping off the heads of George Washington, Abe Lincoln and John F. Kennedy – what a P.R. nightmare! As a last resort, they look to someone who could care less about their public image; Deadpool! Can Deadpool defeat the former heads of state before America falls?
Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan bring the funny as the new head writers for the Marvel Now Deadpool series. When I say be brings the funny, I mean it. This trade was damn hilarious. Just picture Deadpool battling the likes of Ronald Reagan, FDR and William Taft – who travels in a flying bathtub – while cracking some pretty hilarious one-liners and various witty remarks. The story flows well and while the humor is the central focus, it doesn’t distract from the overall story.
I should also point out that Tony Moore’s artwork is perfect for the series. It gives off a cartoony vibe to match the humor while also holding up strong for the intense violent scenes. I can’t wait to read the next collection!
Forget that Daniel Day Lewis movie or that other flick where Honest Abe hunts vampires – this is Lincoln’s finest 2012 appearance!