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Well, not exactly.
This story collects ten different issues of Deadpool by three different authors. The first five were done by Nicieza, and they were just not very good. The artwork was bland at best, the plot was way to convoluted, and deadpool himself couldn't get past 'mildly amusing'. And apparently the collection skipped over a good chunk of his more 'villainy' appearances.
The good news is that the last five issues written by Mark Waid and Joe Kelly were a good improvement. Deadpool becomes a deeper character, and much funnier to boot. I could definitely see the later books in the Deadpool classic series becoming worth the read. But this volume was hurt by the law of averages.
Next up was the four issue The Circle Chase by Fabian Nicieza and art by Joe Madureira. I really liked Madureira’s style. He featured both some exaggerated figures but sharp lines. The main story is that the mysterious Mr. Tolliver who played a big role in X-Force comics was killed by Cable and everyone wants to find his will. That leads to a bunch of ill will characters to get involved including Black Tom, Juggernaut, and Slayback along with the Hero Weapon X Kane. Another more mixed figure is Pool’s off and on girlfriend Vanessa that also wants to find the will. The series was the first time the authors hinted that Wade Wilson may not be just a mercenary.
Next up is the original run of Deadpool from 1994 that ran four issues with the story by Mark Waid and drawings by Ian Churchill, Lee Weeks and Ken Lashley. They are back to that 90s Marvel style akin to Liefeld. While they don’t have the excessive shoulder pads (still there for a group of soldiers) and bandoliers they do have that horrible habit of having women characters stick up their butts and chests in a ridiculous pose when they first show up. The series focuses upon Black Tom who is suffering from a life threatening disease and his friend Juggernaut trying to hunt down Deadpool who they believe has the cure to Tom’s illness. Theresa aka Siryn also gets involved who was raied by Tom.
Finally things end with Deadpool #1 that started off the current series. This introduces a whole bunch of characters that would be mainstays in the comic for years. There’s Patch that runs the Hellhouse mercenary business. T-Ray who would become Deadpool’s first real nemesis. Blind Al who was Wilson’s roommate/captive, and Zoe from Landau, Luckman and Lake. The story also shows the future progression of the main character. He takes a job to blow up a secret facility in Canada but when he finds out that it might kill off most of the world, he tries to fix the problem he caused.
These early comics show all the features that would get fully developed later on. There’s plenty of actions and explosions. At first, Deadpool talks a little, but by the end they had him rattling on and on. Deadpool also starts off as a coldblooded killer, but he starts developing into a more rounded character quickly. Great introduction to the entire series.
I love it.
The character, especially early, is not necessarily one to like. He's the merc with the mouth for a reason -- all mouth, anger, and self-interest in a red and blue suit.
But as he develops, we see hints of a more heroic figure, one willing to make sacrifices, one embarrassed by his physical form, one who is considering new paths.
This book is a drop in the bucket of Wade's overall story arc obviously, but it's a turn that leaves me wanting to read more. What else could a comics fan ask?