Graphic Novel Review – Deadpool: The Complete Collection – Volume 1

17724777Title: Deadpool: The Complete Collection – Volume 1 by Daniel Way (writer), Steve Dillon (art), Matt Milla (colors) and Cory Petit (letters)
Genre: Graphic Novel – Superhero
Length: 472 pages
Format: Graphic Novel Trade Paperback
Publication Date: August 14, 2013
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Rating: 5/5

Daniel Way’s hilarious, action-packed run begins here! When the Merc with a Mouth is hired to rub out Wolverine, sparks will fly! But when both men can regenerate any wound in minutes, how can either one expect to finish off his foe? And whoever wins will have to face Wolverine’s murderous son, Daken! Then: The Skrulls have infiltrated Earth, but nobody warned them about Deadpool! The invaders replicate Deadpool’s healing factor in a new generation of Super-Skrulls – but why is Deadpool himself leading this brigade against Earth? And when Norman Osborn double-crosses Deadpool, the maniacal merc unleashes a full-on assault against Avengers Tower! Norman must pull out all the stops – and that means deploying his new team of bloodthirsty, black-ops Thunderbolts!

COLLECTING:

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS 21-25, DEADPOOL (2008) 1-12, THUNDERBOLTS 130-131 and DEADPOOL SAGA

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Happy Thursday!! So the Deadpool movie released over the weekend and in an effort to expand my slight knowledge on the inner workings of the character I decided to read Deadpool: The Complete Collection which is a trade volume that my husband for Christmas from a close friend of ours. I finished this over the weekend and am posting this a little later than I had originally planned to.

This volume was super fun to read. I had a lot of fun getting more familiar with Deadpool and getting to study his background, as well as be introduced to characters like Daken and the Thunderbolts, characters I had previously heard of but hadn’t really read about.

I would have to say that my favorite part was the piece that comes from Wolverine: Origins in which Deadpool is hired to kill Wolverine, an event in which he is ultimately duped. But truthfully, even though that one was my favorite I thought each story included in this collection was really good and worth a read, even the stories at the end. The real treasure I thought came from the pretty detailed account of Deadpool’s exploits and background included after the stories.

I highly recommend this to anyone interested in learning more about Deadpool or looking to explore more of the Marvel Universe. Definitely a great read before or after watching the Deadpool movie although, I do recommend that reading it before would be ideal. This collection is complete with Deadpool’s famous eccentricities and one liners. I think this collection definitely packs a great punch.

If you saw the movie this weekend, let me know your thoughts. I thought it was great and translated well onto screen, definitely truthful to the comic and character except I really wish his multiple personalities played a part in the movie, that definitely paints a more “crazy” picture of the character which I think is pretty important. It was hilarious and just all around good fun. Anyway, I hope all of you are having a great rest of the week. I have a few more reviews coming this week. It’s unfortunately been a slow reading month and although I am almost caught up to where I want to be!

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