By Michael DeLaney
This article contains SPOILERS. If you haven’t read the issue yet, proceed at your own risk!
Deadpool is often characterized as the bane of the superhero community’s existence: he’s the last guy that they want to ask for help. That said, the Avengers set must derive some guilty pleasure when they get to cut loose and rip Wade Wilson’s regenerative body apart. At least, that’s what I gather from Skottie Young and Nic Klein’s Deadpool 2.
While it’s true that the only reason they lay the smackdown on Deadpool is because he opens fire on them, they do more than disarm him — they quite literally eviscerate him.
I get it, a big part of a Deadpool story is seeing the gruesome display of his powers. But at the same time, the Avengers could show some restraint right?
Skottie Young continues to recognize the impact that Gerry Duggan left on the character, incorporating Wade Wilson’s self-imposed mind wipe into his own story. Wade has the only weapon that will take down the giant puking-celestial Groffon, but he can’t remember much about it because of his memory wipe.
Unlike Duggan’s Deadpool however, Young’s Deadpool doesn’t have any desire to team up with the Avengers. The only way he’ll agree to help them is if they pay him.
It’s pretty amusing watching Deadpool “negotiate” his fee to the point where Iron Man would rather blow him up than listen to him for one more second. The age of Deadpool the Avenger is done. We are once again in the age of Deadpool the Merc with a Mouth.
The conversation doesn’t stop there. What do you wanna talk about from this issue?