What should you do if you end up unknowingly and unwillingly duped into working beneath Stevil Rodgers, who subsequently tricked you into murdering a close friend/ally? Well Deadpool is going to fill us in on the ins and out of the situation, as this arc proceeds linking into Secret Empire, and let’s just say things are getting ugly. Jump in to find out more and that.
See that recap page if you are not a routine and it’s a pretty good catch up point on the arc thus far. From there our difficulty starts with Deadpool entering a Hydra foundation, with the Trapster as captive, as Deadpool stands at attention buck naked! Hydra’s higher ups aren’t super happy with all the Merc with a Mouth because he keeps bringing in smaller time ‘personalities’ and ‘bad men’ while Hydra needs a particular target… Maria Hill.
Act 2 comes early in our issue after these events, and with it an art change (black, white, and red all over). This spectacle is a giant fight between Deadpool and Emily Preston, longtime friend of Deadpool’s and his daughter’s caretaker. Preston mostly does the majority of the ass whopping laying down the smack on Wade in many different ways. You can tell she’s PISSED at him, for murdering Collison in prior issues, and the exchange between the two is not pleasant. Since Emily think she’s approaching Deadpool to finish off him, Deadpool he pulls on a grenade pin, blowing them both to pieces as he states ‘you should have never got close’ a hefty phrase with a double significance.
Post burst Preston, being an LMD, is in the midst of rebooting, which Wade puts a stop also. Despite Deadpool activities no matter how the LMD wakes up any way, as Wade is cutting out the power source, ruining it once and for all, but also removing the CPU/Memory Bank it seems like as well to possibly bring her back later on. Wade packages the remains into a box sending it into an undisclosed site. The art change concludes with Deadpool heading back to the Preston residence to shoot Ellie back with him to his home after these recent events have gone down, telling Preston’s family in the process she’s went underground.
Back to the present time/story, Deadpool is seemingly walking Trapster into a cell in prison if their staged fight breaks out. This springs some Hydra defenses into action causing a distraction Deadpool needs to (I’m somewhat fuzzy here) locate the inmate he desires, and stash him someplace for later, I think? Or maybe use him for vital details. Blackouts appears to the individual in question that Deadpool was later, and with a little research detecting Blackout have a Darkforce Power set, which might be a set up for an effort from Deadpool to rescues people from the Dark Dimension trapped in New York.
At the conclusion Deadpool has used Trapster as a pawn all along leaving him memoryless and in Hydra prison after helping setup his shenanigans. The matter then concludes with Deadpool departing the prison seemingly empty handed saying he’s off to find Maria Hill, while under his breath stating he is really going to use her to lure Steve Rodgers out and finish this nightmare once and for all.
Overall I have been out of the Deadpool match for some time, having not read an issue of the current run since the mid-twenties, but this was still an exact entertaining addition to the series overall, despite its tie-in status. There are a few interesting layers to this difficulty Deadpool must face and watching him try to take Hydra down from the inside has me interested moving forward. This isn’t something you need to be reading Secret Empire to enjoy as a story and the artwork compliments the tone throughout the book even when it undergoes a change in the center of the matter. Kudos goes to the whole creative team for handling a business line mandate to tie the publication into an occasion in such a great way.
Deadpool #34 Review – Marvel Monday
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Pencils: Matteo Lolli & Mike Hawthorne
Inks: Christian Dalla Vecchia & Terry Pallot
Colors: Ruth Redmond
Release Date: July 26, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99
Bits and Pieces :
Deadpool #34 Review, despite its own tie-in status, is capitalizing on an interesting premise, dragging Deadpool’s individual life and conclusions, into a lineup broad event in a really intriguing way. The art compliments the story telling very nicely, with Act two of the issue, being a very impactful fight scene which will have consequences moving forward for Deadpool as a whole.
Score : 8.0/10