After the hellish events that took place in North Korea, Deadpool decides it’s time for Shield to come clean with the money they owe him for knocking off all those zombie presidents. When the coin doesn’t show, Deadpool takes matters into his own hands and pursues the keeper of the cash himself, rogue special agent Gorman. The bad news? Gorman puts a ten million dollar price tag on the head of Deadpool and every villain sets their sights on the Merc with a Mouth. Can Deadpool push through the gauntlet of gore to get his payment?
This is such a fun series. Posehn and Duggan have been kicking ass and clearly having a blast writing for this character. There’s a lot of development on the part of Deadpool and while the series does move ahead steadily, it just didn’t come across as strong as the first three volumes. Then again, it’s hard when you’re coming off an arc as excellent as the North Korean madness in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
I will say that I very much liked seeing this other side of Deadpool. While I’ll always prefer the joke-cracking, murderous side of the mutant mercenary, seeing a complicated and downtrodden version of Wade Wilson helps to expand his personality and create a more complex character. It’s not all gloom and doom though. There’s a few panels that had me laughing out loud, one in particular involved perennial loser Batroc the Leaper.