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Deadpool Classic, Vol. 2 (Deadpool Classic #2)

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Landau, Luckman, and Lake want Deadpool to rebuild himself as a hero - but he'll be lucky to pull himself together as he is His healing factor's down, and the only thing that'll juice it up is a dose of the Incredible Hulk's blood - administered by the Weapon X alumnus who helped make Deadpool what he is in the first place Not even mad science can mend a torn heart, though ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 15th 2009 by Marvel
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Dirk Grobbelaar
Not much more I can add to what’s already been written in other reviews. Deadpool was never meant to be taken too seriously, especially considering he was rather blatantly “borrowed” from DC (Wade Wilson vs Slade Wilson). In a masterstroke, he was given a history with Weapon X and the rest wrote itself.

The only odd thing here is that this particular volume actually starts with issue #2 of the (classic) first Deadpool series. Reason being, issue #1 is collected in the previous book (Deadpool Clas
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Sesana
Dec 06, 2011 Sesana rated it really liked it
Shelves: superhumans, comics
Thankfully, this volume of Deadpool Classic concentrates solely on the Kelly run with the character. I'll be honest, I remember Deadpool being a lot funnier back in 1997. Then again, much of the humor is very dated, and much of it wasn't really meant to be funny in the first place. Deadpool was almost a gag book, but Kelly actually committed to fairly serious storylines and character development. Which is what makes Deadpool still a pretty interesting title to read, even ten years after most of ...more
Emily
Jan 25, 2016 Emily rated it really liked it
Deadpool, of all comic characters, is taken the LEAST seriously, so why would anyone want to analyze these books critically? Me. I keep asking myself. Why is Deadpool SO popular in this era in spite of Marvel's expectations that he would be a second rate character that NOBODY would take seriously? In an interview, Joe Kelly said they were constantly expecting the book to be canceled "every 5 seconds."

Maybe the lack of oversight helped. First of all, this is a redemption story with which modern
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J.
Jun 17, 2013 J. rated it really liked it
Really, a lot of fun. The stories showcase Deadpool's sense of humor quite well; definitely for people who don't take their comics too seriously. It's also clear that Kelly has long-term plans for the series, judging from his use of supporting cast and dropped hints. The art is a little too lazy for me--the colors pop, and the layouts are solid, but everything is a little too cartoon-y, and the blank backgrounds just make me think the artist couldn't keep up. But, anyway, it doesn't detract too ...more
Steven Matview
Feb 08, 2016 Steven Matview rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Sometime between being created as a gritty and multi-pouched Deathstroke parody
death

And devolving into Marvel’s Bugs Bunny:
bugs


Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness made Deadpool a real character with actual pathos, crafting one of the best and underappreciated gems of Marvel’s oft maligned 90s output. This is the definitive Deadpool run.

Wade Wilson, better known as Deadpool, is a seemingly carefree merc for hire. He takes the jobs that pay the best and loves the violence that comes along with it, joking a mile a
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Mike
Nov 27, 2011 Mike rated it really liked it
Joe Kelly has a talent for humour - his run on JLA was very entertaining - and here his humour comes in handy in the weird-verse that is Deadpool. However, I find Kelly's humour a little more corny here than I remember. Which means either (a) Deadpool demands a huger calibre of insanity and sharp wit, (b) JLA is an easier target - all the bombast and seriousness of deadly earnest heroes, or (c) Kelly's talents improved between '97 and '03.

In fact, the ending to the first chapter is entirely cart
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Kurt
Jul 23, 2011 Kurt rated it liked it
This volume focuses exclusively on part of Joe Kelly's Deadpool issues, including a flashback issue and an annual with Daredevil. I really like the addition of Typhoid Mary to the cast, as she works well thematically with the mentally ill mercenary protagonist of the title. I also love the McGuiness art, and I like that Kelly commits to a stream of zany jokes, even though they aren't ever funny (even though the Foggy and Weasel scenes from the annual did make me smile). Kelly does a good job of ...more
Juushika
Containing Deadpool #2-8, Deadpool #-1 (a standalone flashback to his past), and Deadpool/Daredevil Annual 1997, this is a surprisingly united collection: at this point, Deadpool's story is a morality saga. On an issue by issue basis, this may be ponderous or simplistic or ignored--but as the issues stack up, the topic gains subtlety and becomes an increasingly effective motivation to plot and character which steers the series away from frivolous mutant-battles-of-the-month. Deadpool's running n ...more
Jedhua
My Brief Bookshelf Overview: amusing, awkward-or-cheesy-writing, gave-up-before-finishing, hell-of-a-ride, playful, read, story-not-intriguing-enough

Additional Notes: This collection contains Deadpool issues #2-8, #-1, and Daredevil/Deadpool '97.


It certainly makes sense how Kelly's Deadpool would appeal to many people; he's a decent writer, and appears to have at least a serviceable sense of humor. Some of the parts I read in this volume were genuinely funny, but too many of the jokes were eithe
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Alazzar
Oct 04, 2015 Alazzar rated it liked it
Before I started reading Deadpool, a friend warned me that he didn't think the Merc with the Mouth was a great solo character. He said that Deadpool is better in small doses, like when he shows up as a cameo in someone else's issue or as part of a team. Naturally, I decided my friend was crazy, because just look at Deadpool's movie trailer.

As it turns out, I should have taken the warning a little more seriously.

When I first started reading Deadpool (in the last volume) I laughed a few times. And
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Pamela
Review to come.
Dmitry Yakovenko
Feb 10, 2016 Dmitry Yakovenko rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
Deadpool Classic, Vol. 2, Deadpool Classic, Vol. 3, Deadpool Classic, Vol. 4, Deadpool Classic, Vol. 5.

33 номерных выпуска, нулевой, минус первый, а также два ежегодника – вот всё то, что написал про Дэдпула Джо Келли. Как оказалось, пусть этой серии уже почти двадцать лет, но этот ран актуален как никогда и с него всё ещё можно (и может быть даже нужно) начинать знакомство с персонажем, ведь именно Келли провёл над Уэйдом огромную работу, которую очень многие современные авторы нагло игнорируют
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Andrew
Aug 05, 2009 Andrew rated it it was ok
Shelves: yes-i-m-a-geek
Yay for Joe Kelly. His first monthly work. Trying to make an anti-hero into a hero. Humorous while not completely ignoring the character work. If it wasn't Joe Kelly, I'd probably give it 2 stars. In other words, I am a terrible reviewer.
Nevena
Aug 02, 2014 Nevena rated it it was amazing
Ah yes, it gets better. Long story short, it goes a bit like this:

Someone: 'Hey Deadpool how about we do it the way your ordinary superhero would!'
*Deadpool does the exact opposite*
*Deadpool's morally ambiguous way saves the day*
*Deadpool throws in an inappropriate joke and we all laugh*

The story progresses, and we get an insight into main character's back story. There's still a lot of questions and riddles (Pool says himself he is a riddle), which I hope will get answered in the subsequent issu
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Susan
Dec 08, 2012 Susan rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic_novel, humor
So 90's!
Shannon Appelcline
Jul 19, 2015 Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-marvel
Siryn & Death (2-5). Interesting to be reminded of what story arcs were like in the '90s. These four issues are held together by Siryn and by Wade's health problems, but they also hold together as individual issues, from the fight with Taskmaster to the one with the Hulk. These issues tap down the craziness from the first issue a bit, and so aren't quite as good. The good core of them is Wade relation with Siryn and his moral dilemmas [6+/10]

Paradigm Lost (-1). A great historical look at Dea
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Jacob!
Oct 30, 2013 Jacob! rated it it was amazing
Deadpool was my first comic book I have ever read. I got to say, I really enjoyed it. I found his constant jokes humorous. I also like how he talks to the reader and he seems to knows that he is in a comic book. The Deadpool comics follow the anti-hero, Deadpool. He is, as said on the back of the collection, "The merc with a mouth, the assassin with elan, the wryest wisecracker of the weapon X program..." Deadpool received his from a government experiment program. From the program he received re ...more
Jason jamison
Feb 25, 2016 Jason jamison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the immortal words of ryan reynolds \deadpool its f#¶ing chimiechonga time

The merc with a mouth gets better with each issue from slashing and punching his way thru bad guys to his love of smoking hot mostly unavailable women (we'll all been there with that last 1, am I right fellas?) Deadpool is well on his way to taking over the world
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Silas
Mar 21, 2016 Silas rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hadn't realized before reading this that I had already read it back when it was coming out. It has not aged terribly well. I remember this being really funny and interesting, and in retrospect, it is not particularly exceptional. It was still relatively good, just not as good as I had thought it was. I think the book here still wasn't quite sure of what it was, so it hadn't quite come together by this run.
Tommy
Jun 11, 2015 Tommy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
This set of comics feels like the birth of Deadpool. He really started to take on a life of his own and find his voice in the Joe Kelly series. This not only includes his wit and irreverence but his soft side for people like Typhoid Mary as well. Really good art work as well and just an all around enjoyable read. Can't wait to read more of the series.
Logan
Jul 31, 2014 Logan rated it it was amazing
This is in my opinion is the best Deadpool story. Why? In this story deadpool loses his healing factor and like The Wolverine, he has to fight without powers just with his skill. The best part is when he has to fight The Hulk, with no powers, not even guns, just a Katanna blade! Well written and a great read!
Jimmy Briggs
Jul 25, 2015 Jimmy Briggs rated it it was amazing
Not sure what issues are in this one, but obviously Deadpool vs. Hulk so I'll talk about that one. Wade needs his healing factor back and he needs Gamma blood to do so, and who is the biggest Gamma Green person around to get it from. Deadpool and Hulk, 2 of my favorite and they square off, kick ass.
Gayle Francis Moffet
Jul 23, 2014 Gayle Francis Moffet rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, 2014, july-2014
A solid start on the series, though it felt both a little too backstory-heavy and not quite backstory-heavy enough. Deadpool is clearly recognizable and there's a lot going on, so nothing's boring, but the storylines don't quite mesh all together. I'm sure it'll come together, and it was an enjoyable read, it just could have been a skosh tighter in the storytelling.
Manish
Oct 18, 2015 Manish rated it really liked it
This is a pre dominantly Joe Kelly collection. Joe Kelly's portrayal of Deadpool is absolutely amazing. The dialogues have made me laugh more than once and for people new to the world of Deadpool, this is the collection that would make them fall in love with the character.
Chris Mccreary
Feb 12, 2016 Chris Mccreary rated it really liked it
Joe Kelly's run on Deadpool is one of the funniest you'll read, which is somewhat in a way since it's largely a redemption story dressed in random absurdist humor, witty one-liners, and occasionally gruesome (for Marvel, anyway) violence. The Merc w/a Mouth does not disappoint here!
Meredith
Apr 19, 2012 Meredith rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
I wasn't as interested in this book as I'd hoped - I'm not a big fan of Siryn, the Hulk, or Daredevil, so those crossovers didn't grab my attention the way I think they were intended. T-Ray, while a big player later in the storyline, disturbs me terribly, as did Typhoid Mary. Her attempts to prove to Deadpool that he couldn't be the hero Zoe (and LL&L) said he could be worked better than I wanted them to.

The art and writing, still by Ed McGuinness and Joe Kelly, remain excellent with few exc
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Edna
Feb 09, 2016 Edna rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. I was into the story with Siryn. There was some good character development and morality issues. I felt I was left hanging a little with the Hulk part but I guess I'd have to go read his comics to find out what happens with him. The Typhoid Mary storyline was interesting and carries on with the idea of morality. The addition of Daredevil was also pretty great.
Conor
Apr 08, 2012 Conor rated it it was amazing
Forget Daniel Way. He's a pretender. Joe Kelly took Deadpool from a interesting concept villain and transformed him into an "anti-hero" few can compare too (Venom and Frank Castle the two main rivals). That most people now think Deadpool somehow appeared recently makes me ill while having met Daniel Way personally I can tell you now he's not a good writer. All one has to do is read his initial five issues of the "new" Deadpool to realize this. That so many now attribute the fame of the character ...more
Wren Jacobson
Sep 11, 2014 Wren Jacobson rated it it was amazing
I love Deadpool, and the Classic volumes are the greatest. If you want to get down to the root of Deadpool, and see his original character how he should have been, this is it. Guh <3
MadMaxx
May 31, 2015 MadMaxx rated it it was amazing
I love Deadpool, and now he has to go up against the Hulk, i know it is only one story of this collected edition but come on Deadpool vs. Hulk, nuff said.
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