Saturday, March 20, 2010

Deadpool: Suicide Kings Review

Hey hey heyyyy, Jason Todd here with the first of my weekend reviews. In honor of the upcoming Deadpool Suicide Kings TPB that's being released this Wednesday I decided I'd review it since a lot of people apparently never even heard of it. It's compiled of the five issues that were released last year for the mini-series. I actually read all five issues last weekend when I was on my Deadpool kick. So without any further stalling let's jump right into it.
Deadpool is known as many things, The Crimson Comedian, The Regenerating Degenerate, and The Merc with the Mouth. But when Deadpool see's an ad in the newspaper for "The Mercenary of The Year" contest he decides to enter. And why wouldn't he? First prize is a year's subscription to Black Ops Magazine and $200,000 in cash and prizes. And as Deadpool says, "Two hundred K can buy a helluva lot a' Top Ramen." So Deadpool embarks on what he believes is a contest and couldn't be more wrong. Long story short he ends up being blamed for a crime he didn't commit, and being hunted by The Punisher. Deadpool tries to prove he's innocent for once, and encounters many other Marvel Heroes on the way including The Amazing Spider-man, Daredevil, and Wade's buxom buddy Outlaw.

So the premise sounds simple enough but nothing worth going our of your way right? Wrong. What ensued was one of the funniest and surprisingly best written comics I've read in a while. Having primarily read Daniel Way's Deadpool I was a bit apprehensive but boy was I mistaken. This is everything that makes Deadpool great. Being obscene, watching a building blow up, wracking his brain for answers then settling on going to a Hooter's rip-off known as Knockers. And don't even get me started on him singing "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" by The Geto Boys. It's not all Deadpool though, some of the dialogue by guys like Punisher, Spidey and Daredevil while staying true to their characters still come off great. And the artwork by Carlo Barberi, Sandu Florea and Marte Gracia is fantastic. One scene especially consisting of a Headshot was so great I don't even have words for it.

Long story short, you take a character like Deadpool, add Punisher, Spidey, Daredevil, and a big evil villain who I won't ruin for you. Add in some comedy, some action, drama and a little of Emma Frost and Outlaw's cleavage and you have a truly great comic book. As someone who's primarily a DC guy that speaks volumes for how much I enjoyed this and I'd recommend it to anyone who just wants a good, fun read. I can't think of anything I disliked about this comic, if anything it made me like Deadpool more as well as The Punisher. I highly recommend any Deadpool fan check this out when the TPB drops this Wednesday or grab the five issues. That being said I give Deadpool: Suicide Kings a solid 10/10. Yeah... It surprised me too.

That being said, Marvel you know where to send my check. But nah really I hope you guys enjoyed this and hopefully I convinced you to atleast look into it. I'll have my Review A Few up tomorrow as well as a new weekly poll for you guys to vote on. Looks like readers of JTCS are lobbying for a "Kid Flash" Comic series, so make it happen DC! You guys ALSO know where to send my check. Until next time, you've just been gobsmacked!

- Jason Todd


  1. Man, I feel terrible that Roy didn't even get ONE stinking vote on your poll JT... It makes me want to try to rig it, but out of respect to you, I shall refrain from rigging your poll... For now. :p

    Well, you know you had me ready to check out the trade when it gets released already, so this review was just icing on the cake. A 10/10 is pretty lofty though my man, I'll be really looking forward to checking this one out now...

  2. Lol @ you rigging my poll. Maybe because he's getting the Arsenal mini? I don't know, I'm kinda shocked Cy got a vote. I literally threw him in because I couldn't think of anyone else.

    I'm hoping you like it X, there's no monkeys or anything so I'm sure that'll help the rating. :P

  3. Lmao @ X. Only you would try and rig a poll up. :) You're funny sir.

    As for you JT, once again another fantastic review. And I'm not just saying that . ^_^. You allowing me to read some of your Deadpool comics, I instantly became a fan. He is freaking hilarious and I can't wait to snatch these off your bookshelf next time I come over. lol.

    Speaking of Deadpool, I'm going to try and finish that painting I started Thursday Monday after classes.

    Great review. You're officially DC and Marvel's hype man. lol.

  4. Glad I could help babe, feel free to take them next time you're here. And I can't wait for you to finish that painting, I gotta find some more space on my wall.

    And yeah that's me, providing good Marvel and DC reviews as long as they provide the checks. Did I mention how awesome Batman 697 is? Lol jk.

  5. Okay. So since you let me borrow your Suicide Kings, and I completely ignored school work to read em, I had to come back and make my judgment on the mini series...and those 5 issues were fantastic. I laughed so hard at so many things.

    Deadpool has definitely made it to my favorite comic book characters list. I also have a new liking for Outlaw, Punisher and Tombstone. Lol. Tombstone is something else, he had me laughing a few times too. Those pigs of his were disgusting....wouldn't dare want to be near one of those things.

    I'd have to give this a 10/10 too. That's a great example of some good comic writing. :D

  6. Glad you enjoyed it so much babe. The story was great but it was freaking hilarious too. I also started to like the people you named and had to look up Outlaw as I already knew a little about Tombstone and Punisher. I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)

  7. Is Outlaw the cowgirl-type chick? If so, I'm glad to hear she's still around. I haven't read any Deadpool since Gail Simone's run (which was in 2002, I think) but I thought she was a nice addition to the cast.

    Of course, I might be thinking of the wrong character entirely, in which case I apologize for any confusion I may have just caused.

  8. Actually you are right Marc, that is her. I would say more but im having laptop troubles and Im literally typing this on my ps3 browser lol