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Deadpool Classic, Vol. 3

(Deadpool Classic #3)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  1,022 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
Betrayals both real and imagined on all sides set Deadpool up for a grudge match with archenemy T-Ray, one that leaves our horrific hero stabbed in the heart both figuratively and literally As low as he's ever been, can he really rise to the challenge Landau, Luckman, and Lake have set up for him? But even as he's recovering from defeat by his worst enemy, his oldest enemy ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published December 9th 2009 by Marvel
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Oct 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, superhumans
I have a completely irrational love of Deadpool. I admit it. I know he has weaknesses as a character (mostly that he just won't. shut. up.) but his over-the-top... everything has always appealed to me, especially when I was heavily reading angst-ridden X-books. Story-wise, this volume is particularly good. There's a really fun issue guest-starring Bullseye, an ambitious and sometimes hilarious Forrest Gump-style take on an old Spider-Man comic (reprinted in the collection so you can see how bad ...more
Dec 20, 2011 rated it liked it
Deadpool is about as funny as ever, but in this volume, the immediate pleasure of the story is definitely sacrificed to long-term plot plans. We start off with Deathtrap: a villain who traps Deadpool in a mechanism that kills him if he talks; this is the greatest possible villain for Deadpool, but he's unfortunately dispatched with too quickly. This is followed by a crossover with GLA, one of my personal favorite unpopular Marvel teams, leading directly to an incredibly-ambitious-but-really-pret ...more
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comic-books
Honestly, I didn't love it. Perhaps part my fault. Read this over a very long period. Picked it up and down a lot. The storyline seemed overly dense and convoluted. Am not really caring much for any of the characters at this point. They're all so bitter and mean. Sure sometimes there's a funny line here and there. But those are too few. I'm dedicated to reading Deadpool's collected editions so I'm hoping I'll find more to like in Vol. 4.
Alex Gherzo
Aug 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I found this set of stories to be middling at best. Parts were good but overall it was kind of a slog to get through.


Deadpool is that rare character that works better the less developed he is. He's fun as a selfish, childlike, hedonistic mercenary with no moral compass and a thing for chimichangas. When the writers try to make him more human and sympathetic, he stops being fun. That was the biggest problem for me in this collection of (relatively) old stories about the Merc With A Mou
Contains Deadpool #9-17 and Amazing Spider-man #47. This collection begins with a comic interlude, a one-off villain and a trip back in time which drops Deadpool in the middle of a classic Spiderman issue. The change of pace may be necessary and the Spiderman rewrite engages some ruthless self-mockery, but it's disappointing to put aside the question of Deadpool's morality. When it picks that back up, the collection improves. As he nears rock bottom, Deadpool's identity crisis grows less theoret ...more
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
The stories in this set show the darker side of Deadpool. It includes a time travel story that contrastins him with the "great responsibility" of a cleanbut 1967 Spiderman, and another arc where he completely snaps, dangerously turning on Blind Al and Weasel. The theme is further defined as: Can a PSYCHOPATH be saved? I'd put these books alongside The Punisher as not for the kiddies in spite of Deadpool's Cookie Monster houseslippers.
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Πάνε πολλά χρόνια από τότε που διάβασα τα τεύχη που περιέχονται εδώ, αλλά αν είναι να διαβάσετε ένα τομάκι Deadpool τότε αυτό είναι που πρέπει να πάρετε. Το Deadpool #11 που περιέχεται εδώ μέσα είναι ένα από τα καλύτερα τεύχη που έχει βγάλει ποτέ η Marvel και εδώ είναι ουσιαστικά που γεννήθηκε και ο χαρακτήρας του Deadpool που είδαμε στην ταινία.
Stephanie :}
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Ooof. Volume 3 of Deadpool is bizarre, but not in a good way. To describe it in one word, it's irritating. Deadpool isn't funny; he just mopes around the entire book feeling sorry for himself and doing really wacked up shit that isn't entertaining or interesting; it's just weird.
Krista Ivy
The Merc with a Mouth is at it again. Crazies are after him. He's being duped. Weasel realizes how crazy Wade really is and Blind Al won't give up. Tough love commences.
Alexander Garcia
Another great collection

The Deadpool classic saga is really engaging you will not be able to stop reading every issue.
Definitely worth buying.
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
So much SASS.
Sep 03, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm in it for Deadpool time traveling and pretending to be Peter Parker for an issue.
Feb 03, 2016 rated it liked it
A very reluctant three stars.

Once again, Deadpool tries cramming so many jokes into his pages that they cease to be funny at all. And, once again, Deadpool treats his friends like such shit that I can't believe they tolerate him.

He's just such an unlikable character. The way I've always figured it, there are two types of anti-hero: the bad guy who eventually succumbs to his conscience and does the right thing at the end (think Riddick from Pitch Black), or the good guy who does heroic things all
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, deadpool, marvel
I really love this Deadpool. I thought it was so funny especially the Spider-Man story. This Was awesome. I cant wait to start the next one!
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I don't give five star ratings to many books, but this trade deserves it. I love how Kelly writes Deadpool; although Deadpool is funny (and he genuinely is), he also has a lot of depth to him. Most modern-day Deadpool interpretations are shallow and stupid - especially Way's take on the character, which is plain awful. Joe Kelly can write laps around him.

This trade contains some of my favorite issues as well - the Spider-Man retake (which is hilarious) and the arc "Drowning Man," which is arguab
Kevin Giebens
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
What do you think when you see this cover? **** is about the hit the fan, and this time it involves a huge monster!


This issue follows the story right where we left off. Deadpool is still struggling with the thought of being a villain. Is he really a bad guy?
Well, this issue shows us a very dark side of Deadpool through the eyes of Blind Al. You start to question Deadpool when you see how he punishes her and how he acted to her in the past. Then, when Blind Al answers to him as his slave (on purp
Shannon Appelcline
Deathrap (9). A dull one-off villain and a story that just isn't that amazing [5/10].

The Great Lake Avengers (10-11). The meeting with the GLA that takes up the first issue is fun [7/10], but it's the 64-page issue #11 that's superb which its fun mockery of '60s Spider-Man comics. It's an amazing homage and satire at the same time, just superb [9/10].

Drowning Man (12-14). I've never been that thrilled by T-Ray but the Love Triangle between Deadpool, Siryn, and Mary really comes off well here, an
Jul 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
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, es ...more
Apr 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Joe Kelly re-vitalized Deadpool, or so I hear, but having cut my teeth on Daniel Way and Victor Gischler's Deadpool, it was hard for me to get into this old school 'Pool. But it grew on me, and one has to realize that to get where Way and Gischler are with Deadpool, you had to have Joe Kelly. His Deadpool is descend into a veritable logorrhea. The jokes, sometimes bad, sometimes not jokes, come a mile a minute, and in comparison to the latter day Deadpool stories, whose jokes are snarky and care ...more
Although Deadpool is as crazy as ever, the fun slowly slips away and the story gets darker while he pushes away everyone close to him. And also because the writing is focused more on setting the stage for some future action, I find this volume not as entertaining as others. It's not fun when the heroes are on the loosing side.

Apart from that, the art is not very interesting either, you get the usual thing for the end of the 90s. The characters have a little less muscles than they did in the mini
Steve Giordano
Aug 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books
Deadpool time travels back in time and superimposes himself as Peter Parker in an old issue of Amazing Spider-Man. Ever wonder what was up with Norman Osborn's hair? Deadpool does. Many times. That issue alone is worth the cover price, but thankfully you get eight more issues of Joe Kelly's Deadpool, one of the comic gems of the 1990s.

Riddled with violence, mayhem, and jokes about the blind (which I guess is okay sine they'll never be reading it), this comic is perfect for the deviant in all of
Oct 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
This volume was all right. It's probably closer to a 2.5, but I found myself having trouble getting into a lot of Deadpool's adventures this time around. Bit too graphic at times for my taste. Did love the whole episode about Deadpool being in a dress. Thought that whole bit was brilliant. Hopefully volume 4 will improve for me. Considering I enjoyed the previous two, I was surprised this one just wasn't doing it for me.
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
The good storytelling continues and Deadpool has definitely become a well defined character but I think, while each individual story is strong, the longer story arc is a bit weak. I feel like Typhoid Mary and Siryn were fairly abruptly dropped and the whole LL&L storyline felt a little parachuted in. Still enjoying the series though and looking forward to see where it goes.
Jul 16, 2012 rated it liked it
This isn't one of my favorite characters, but I was intrigued by him. I'm still not sure, based on this set of comics. Some of them made me like him a lot, and some made me want to throw down the comic in disgust. I think I'd like to know more about him, though. I didn't get any real backstory in this.
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is more like it. Joe Kelly gives the character a tragedy, has him struggle with being a hero and highlights how scary and unbalanced he is. There's also an issue that re-purposes an old Spider-Man comic which is more clever than good but it is very clever.
Ric McMahon
Aug 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Decent overall, not as good as Deadpool Classic 1 and 2. It would have only gotten a 3* if it wasn't for issue #11; it is brilliant and hilarious and basically worth getting this volume only for that one issue.
Frans Karlsson
Oct 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics-deadpool
Deadpool continues his chaotic life. Battling T-ray and Typhoid Mary while longing for Syryn and timetravelling to Spidermans past. He get caught up in Landau, Luckman, & Lake's Mithras operation to save the world. Decent stories.
Jimmy Corvan
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
More Deadpool? Sure why not!
Oct 24, 2016 rated it liked it
The story line with Blind Al was a little disturbing. But overall, I liked this book the best of the classics, so far.
Dec 29, 2015 rated it liked it
It was kinda boring at the beginning but then started to get really interesting towards the end (:
(rating 3.5 stars)
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