Review: DEADPOOL VS. OLD MAN LOGAN #1 (SPOILERS)

By now, everyone– eh, or at least anyone who reads my masterpieces that are reviews (come on, I’m joking about masterpiece… well, maybe just a little) knows that I’m a DC Comics guy [and that I bleed blue,] but overall I’m about quality story. So whenever there’s a number one that hits the shelves, I try to give it a read and see if it sucks me in or not. Well, this week we have DEADPOOL VS. OLD MAN LOGAN #1, and I do kind of find [Old Man] Logan to be interesting, so I figured, “Heh, why not?”

As my boy’s, Joe Pesci’s, character Leo Getz from the Lethal Weapon franchise says, “Okay, okay, okay,” whenever there’s a “versus” in a title, I’m hoping for a legitimate versus book and not just some way to have to characters butt heads a little and team up. And man-oh-man, it quite quickly turns out to be the latter from this issue’s first look at the overall title.

Of course, the first thing out of the gate whenever we’re talking Deadpool is a dose of comedy,

Review: DEADPOOL VS. OLD MAN LOGAN #1 (SPOILERS)
Art by Mike Henderson, Colors by Lee Loughridge

Declan Shalvey (writer) definitely has the “Merc with a mouth’s” voice down. Right from that encounter (above panel) alone, you feel like you’re reading Deadpool, whereas I know some writers can struggle with getting all of the voices right come dialogue.

Overall on introducing Deadpool into this issue, it was a great way. Even coming to [Old Man] Logan, as he bumps into him [Deadpool] and costs him the twenty-five bucks that the older lady promised to pay Deadpool if he’d “slap some sense into” the kids.

One thing that felt off to me about the issue was this feeling of dragging. Even with the dialogue and comedy being spot on in that scene, it still seemed like it went on too long. The pace of the entire issue felt that way, and it made it a tad bit of an uncomfortable read. This also translates to the [brief] versus between the two [Deadpool and Logan.]

Review: DEADPOOL VS. OLD MAN LOGAN #1 (SPOILERS)
Art by Mike Henderson, Colors by Lee Loughridge

Again, as I had said, with the title being DEADPOOL VS. OLD MAN LOGAN I expected to go into this issue seeing a bit of a bloodbath. To read two murder machines just unloading on each other, BUT once it finally got to them going at one another, it was over. This leaves the title itself to be very misleading, and ultimately falling [a little more than] lackluster.

The real positive of the issue was Mike Henderson’s (artist) art. His style really fits the Old Man Logan character, as well as being complimentary to Deadpool. He’s also great at the fight scenes [which there was few of in this issue.] So if I do decide to read the second issue, I hope to see more actual versus and get him shining with great battle choreography.

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