KRAVEN COMES FOR THE KING, AND HE NEVER MISSES!
• After hunting the monsters of Staten Island, Kraven realizes the most dangerous game is Deadpool!
• With a target on his back and his subjects dropping like flies, what's a king to do?
• They say it's good to be the king, but it looks like Deadpool may be ROYALLY hosed.
The trials of Deadpool, Monster King continues in Deadpool #3. With Kraven the Hunter looming over the group of monsters and not much help at all from Elsa Bloodstone, Deadpool is forced to consider a human trait that doesn’t cross his rambling mind all too often…
That’s right, in the latest whimsical story featuring Deadpool we get to see him placed in a position that explores the impact of honor. Whether it’s a personal commitment or a business opportunity, he’s generally lacked in that department. This creative team has somehow found a way to genuinely dive into this impact without feeling forced, and more importantly, losing the whimsical violence.
The team of artists pulls off another visually stunning issue, but I would like to draw attention to the panel layouts in specific. I’ve mentioned them in previous reviews, but they are uniquely successful in Deadpool #3 as opposed to the issues we’ve seen so far. It doesn’t feel quite as jumbled and helps to create a more fluid reading experience. This also helps the pacing feel more natural as well. While the opening splash featuring a beauty Elsa Bloodstone is amazing, even the small panels amidst a page full of chaos have a certain flair.
While this story isn’t revolutionary or even all that important from a larger Marvel Universe perspective, it’s a good story that is a lot of fun. Kelly Thompson and company have found an enjoyable voice with the character and the monster-side of Marvel feels like a natural fit. While Kraven the Hunter was more of a setup for next issue, he is still an interesting inclusion.
Ultimately, Deadpool #3 is a solid continuation of a new series that is honestly better than it has any right to be. Fans of Deadpool who want a well rounded story without too much baggage will find plenty to love!
Deadpool #3 is a solid continuation of a new series that is honestly better than it has any right to be. Fans of Deadpool who want a well rounded story without too much baggage will find plenty to love!
Deadpool #3: What About Me Screams “Honor” To You?
Writing - 9/109/10
Storyline - 9.5/109.5/10
Art - 9.5/109.5/10
Color - 9/109/10
Cover Art - 8.5/108.5/10
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