Deadpool Omnibus volume 1, a Marvel Comics Book (2012)

Last year’s Deadpool movie was seriously one of the funniest superhero movies that has ever graced the cinemas. The real kicker is that even though I really like superheroes a lot, I had never even heard of the character before the movie (and if Deadpool were here, he would probably dismember me for saying so). Even though he is now one of the most popular Marvel characters I really had to play catch up with a lot of comics in order to find out more about him. Last year I had received a very cool collection of the 2012 version of this briljant comic for my birthday. (And thank you again for giving me this wonderful gift, you know who you are). Collecting issues 1-12 from the 2012 Deadpool series, this one has been a blast from start to finish.

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Never accuse Deadpool of taking half measures. 

In the first half of this book Deadpool has to deal with the dead Presidents of the United States of America. Yes, you read that correctly, that really is the plot of this insane story. Some of America’s greatest Presidents have been brought back to life, and are hellbent on bringing death and destruction throughout the world. All that stands in their way is Deadpool who has been enlisted by S.H.I.E.L.D. to stop them. After this crazy story, the second half of the book deals with the aftermath of this, and has Deadpool trying to stop the demon Vetis from trying to take over hell. At the same time he is also trying to save a friend who has been accidentally trapped inside his head. Yup, this really is every bit as nuts as it sounds.

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Yep, Thor also makes a brief appearance.

This book was seriously enjoyable. Everyone who has seen last year’s movie, knows that Deadpool is completely insane. And in the comic book he is even worse. Talking to readers, talking to himself, and pretty much never shutting up will at times bring tears to your eyes from laughing. Most of the art for this book comes from the hands of artists Tony Moore and Mike Hawthorne. Both of them do a great job of bringing this book to life. The art looks great, although this one is definitely not for the faint at heart. Some of the panels contain some very bloody and gory scenes with Deadpool slicing up his enemies (or getting sliced up himself).

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Hmm, that hole in his head definitely looks painful. 

Needless to say I loved this book. Both the art and storylines were great, and my only regret is that the last issue ends with the dreaded sentence: “to be continued….”. Besides that, there is simply nothing here that I disliked. Everyone who enjoyed the Deadpool film, and wants to find out more about “The Merc with a mouth”, should consider buying this book. It is a highly enjoyable read, and will have you thirsting for more by the time you have finished it.

I give Deadpool Omnibus 1 a 9 out of 10 score.

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10 thoughts on “Deadpool Omnibus volume 1, a Marvel Comics Book (2012)”

  1. Consider yourself fortunate that you weren’t overexposed to Deadpool before seeing the movie or reading this omnibus. They’re both plenty enjoyable even if you were, but when you see him EVERYWHERE it does get a little tiring. Approaching these as pretty much your first Deadpool experiences is a great way to get into the character.

    That said, Dead Presidents was one of the most enjoyable comic runs I had read in a while. I laughed almost the whole way through it. As a history nut, and a fan of Deadpool, it really hit the mark for me.

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  2. Yes, this story was completely insane. I had a blast reading it, but you are correct though, reading too much of a hood thing is probably too much. I have read the previous Deadpool serious as well, and loved it, allthough as the series negates it’s end, the fun quickly went out of it. I am probably going to buy the best installment as well though, as I do want to know where this series is going to end up. Thank you for your comment 😊

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  3. Dead presidents and saving hell? That’s a whole new level of wild. I really don’t have much experience with comics but I know a good review when I see one 😀

    Also, I should really watch the Deadpool movie
    But time…
    But movie..
    But time!

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  4. Great review, Raistlin. I am glad you are enjoying the series. Aside from the movie, I hadn’t been exposed much to Deadpool either. WeekendOtaku would talk about him on occasion, and play a pretty entertaining video game with Deadpool as the main character, but that was the limit of my exposure. I have heard about what WeekendOtaku refers to as over-saturation of the character from several other people. I can see how his cheesy humor could become grating overtime. In small doses though, Deadpool will remain one of my favorite anti-heroes.

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    1. Yeah I get that too. Deadpool is a lot of fun, but I can definitely understand how continually getting exposed to him in larger quantities would eventually become pretty annoying. There can be such a thing as too much chimichangas 😂😂

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  5. I like that line, “I know you, you are the president on that money I can never afford!” hehehe.. I can imagine how funny it is reading this book. Comic book on bringing back the dead US Presidents.. hmm.. I’m curious who got chosen haha.. That’s a cool birthday present. Have fun reading through them! I like that you include the pictures since I don’t read comic books. It’s good to have a glimpse of it.

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  6. Deadpool is one of my favorite movies ever. He was one of my favorite anti-heroes even before I’d watched the movie, but in all honesty I hadn’t read that many of his comics before.
    I didn’t have to, though. I think it’s one of those things that you either love or hate, and it didn’t take much for me to fall in love with the merch.
    Great review, Michel, and I’m glad you enjoyed this one so much 🙂 It’s like you said, movie Deadpool is amazing, but comic Deadpool is even better! Reynolds and his team did an awesome job but there’re just some things you can’t replicate on camera.

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    1. Haha, yeah that was really one of the funniest things about Deadpool. In the comics that is even more explored (and completely crazy and over the top 😂😂 Once again, thank you for the nomination. Seriously awesome 😊😊

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