The One I Like
This volume is where, for a brief moment, I got the Deadpool appeal. Deadpool and Blind Al, through a gleefully ludicrous plot device, end up in an old Amazing Spider-Man comic, and they take the place of Peter Parker and Aunt May, with legitimately funny results (I particularly love the repeated mean-spirited jabs at Mary Jane's party girl character, even though I love the character as she eventually developed in the Spider-books). The stunt is energetic, irreverent, and wildly entertaining, especially because the original Spider-Man issue is reprinted so that readers can see how many of the jokes were actually a part of the source material. The rest of this collection, while not great, isn't terrible, especially the appearance by the Lightning Rods and some chilling scenes with Blind Al in the Box (although the art doesn't support the menace that's present in the writing). Even though I would only point new readers to one issue, this is still the first Deadpool collection that I would recommend to anyone other than a longtime fan of the character.
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