Following Deadpool’s murderous rampage through the Marvel Universe, he decides to jump into the classic tales that inspired the comic book crusaders of today. With a hit-list consisting of Ebeneezer Scrooge, Captain Ahab, Mark Twain and many others, Deadpool is set to wipe the classics from literature’s illustrious history.
Deadpool is easily one of my favorite comic book characters and why wouldn’t he be – he’s Deadpool, the merc with a mouth! He consistently breaks the fourth wall, his verbal jabs are hilarious and he’s got a sweet skill-set that would put any adversary to shame.
In this slim four issue collection, Deadpool runs the gamut of literary greatness, wasting everyone in his path. This leads to cool visuals, some hilarious moments and the usual air of originality that accompanies the character. While I enjoyed most of it, it was a little on the short side and I was really disappointed with the lack of time given to A Christmas Carol. It also falls short when compared to the very funny and creative run that both Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan are on as the current series writers.
All in all, Deadpool Killustrated is a quick read that feels like it finished too early.