Tony’s Reaction (4.5/5) –
Like the issue from my previous post, I found this issue by chance at the comic book store. I felt really lucky to have found that book when I did. I just had to have it as it was one of Deadpool’s first chances to breakout as a character of his own .
This marks the second time that Deadpool appears in his own solo series. This issue has a lot of really fun surprises like seeing the Juggernaut bust down the walls to rescue his friend, Black Tom. This is also a great look at and the beginning of Deadpool’s infatuation with Siryn and a first glance at Dr. Killebrew.
This issue has action, romance, comedy and does a great job of setting up the story for the next three issues. As always, I loved Deadpool’s clever wit. But it was also nice to see him in his element at his favorite bar. We hear reference to a relationship Deadpool already has with Black Tom from The Circle Chase series from the year before. This feels very much like a continuation from the previous series and a fun setup for the next few issues. Let’s gear up!
Comic Specs –
• UPC: 5960601587-00111
• Publication: August 10, 1994
• Pages: 36
• Cover Price: $2.50
• Writer: Mark Waid
• Penciller: Jason Minor
SINS OF THE PAST PART 1 When Black Tom’s men break into Deadpool’s favorite bar to kidnap the Merc, Siryn and Banshee show up to help Deadpool out. But with Deadpool’s healing factor on the fritz, can he survive?
My favorite part of this issue was Deadpool’s response to his attempted kidnapping from his favorite bar. There’s the classic banter that comes from Deadpool while he’s defending both himself and the reputation of this bar.
There’s just something special about Deadpool’s ability to find humor in any situation. It must be his unique position, being unkillable and all, that gives him both a lighthearted attitude and perhaps a cynical view of the world. It’s this combination that gives him such quick wit.
After much back and forth, both words and firepower, Deadpool finally ends getting bested. Black Tom’s men freeze him. That’s pretty genius! There probably aren’t many great ways to capture a man who can heal like Deadpool. Too bad for Tom that Banshee and Siryn show up and rescue our Merc with a Mouth.
Fun fact –
This issue marks the first appearance of Dr. Killebrew, the man ultimately responsible for Deadpool’s physical mutation.
Let me know if you agree, disagree, or have something to add!