Tony’s Reaction (3.5/5) –
I don’t want to say that I didn’t like this issue. I guess it just didn’t start with as much strength as other issues I’ve read. This issue felt like it fell a little flat.
I mean, sure it had Deadpool and his classic language and humor, but it didn’t feel like it had a whole lot of authenticity or emotion. Maybe it’s something I have against the Skrulls. They weren’t my favorite part of the Captain Marvel movie either. Or maybe I just didn’t feel enough of a plot. Deadpool imagining that young Skrull children wanted his autograph wasn’t enough to get me to feel this issue had a lot of substance.
But the end of the issue certainly had quite a twist when Deadpool finally reveals his intent to work with the Skrulls and not kill them.
Comic Specs –
• UPC: 759606064076-00111
• Publication: September 10, 2008
• Pages: 44
• Cover Price: $3.99
• Writer: Daniel Way
ONE OF US PART 1 Deadpool is back and crazier than ever! And this time, he’s joined…the Skrull Invasion of Earth?!
The best part of this issue was, hands down, the moment that Deadpool appeared wearing a sports mascot costume and started blasting the Skrulls. Not only is Deadpool hilarious, but he’s also very creative.
Fun fact –
This issue was writer Daniel Way’s first issue of his run in the series.
This was my first CGC comic book. Generally these books are worth quite a bit more after they’ve been graded. I didn’t know a whole lot about grading so I figured I’d just dip my feet in with a 9.4 and I’ve been pleasantly impressed.
My guess why it’s a 9.4 is that this book has a small bend in the spine up above the top stable by the “D” in “DEADPOOL”. Despite it not being my favorite issue, it marks the beginning of a crucial volume of DP comics and I’m still learning all sorts of new things so I’m glad I bought it.
If you’re new to comics too and want to learn more about comic book grading, I’ll be posting an article about that next.
Let me know if you agree, disagree, or have something to add!