â€œWave of Mutilation: Part 1â€³
Writer: Daniel Way
Penciler: Shawn Crystal
Inker: Shawn Crystal and John Lucas
Colorist: Lee Loughridge
Cover Artist: Jason Pearson
Everybodyâ€™s favorite Merc with a Mouth takes to the high seas in Deadpool #13. Hey, letâ€™s face it, if you suddenly became filthy rich, wouldnâ€™t you want to become a pirate?
After the strange ending of Deadpool #12, Deadpool returns to spend the riches he obtained in the previous issue. What does he do with all of that money, you ask? He becomes a pirate, of course! As silly as the whole premise of the comic sounds, I found it to be a rather enjoyable story and I must say I had fun reading it.
However, as fun as it was to read, I found it a little odd to have Deadpool go off pirating after battling with Norman Osborn in the previous 12 issues. While itâ€™s true that this current arc could take him back in that direction, it currently seems like that was pushed out of the way when Deadpool was paid off. Personally, I hope Way decides to take the story back in that direction rather than just having Deadpool go on a number of â€œwacky adventuresâ€. I also found it odd/disappointing that the much mentioned ending of #12 was only mentioned once, and even then it wasnâ€™t really explained.
As far as humor is concerned, I must say I thought the book was pretty damn funny. This aspect certainly redeemed the sudden plot change, in my opinion. It would be really easy to write a Deadpool book and have every piece of humor fall completely flat, Way luckily avoids this and offers up a book that contains laughs from beginning to end.
Shawn Crystal handles the art in this issue and does a fairly decent job. The art isnâ€™t awful or anything, I just felt that it didnâ€™t â€œclickâ€ like Paco Medinaâ€™s work did in past issues. Crystalâ€™s work seems to resemble a sort of â€œMAD Magazine styleâ€ of art that is there to inflate the wackiness of the issue. And in that sense, I suppose it does the job.
All in all Deadpool #13 does a great job of being a entertaining read. If you turn your mind off and forget the fact that itâ€™s certainly different from the first 12 books, youâ€™ll find yourself laughing along with every page.
Final Grade:Â B