By Tim Seeley, Elmo Bondoc and Ruth Redmond
These “Vs.” issues have become pretty popular as of late. Every few months or so you’ll see a new one come out and most of them feature Deadpool. This week we have Deadpool Vs. Thanos; on paper this looks like a one-sided fight. We shouldn’t underestimate Deadpool though, especially when a good writer gets his hands on him.
There is a Deadpool oversaturation in the comics medium, but Tim Seeley makes you forget about all of that with this hilarious introductory issue. From the first page where an action figure Deadpool and Thanos talk to one another, you’re hooked. Seeley writes Deadpool wonderfully here, from his cockiness as he thinks he’s killed a major villain, to his limbo moustache, Deadpool is hilarious in this book. While Seeley doesn’t really give us too much Thanos up front, his presence is felt and he will have a bigger role as the story progresses. If there is one flaw with the book, it’s that there are time hops, which can be annoying, but if you can over look that, Deadpool Vs. Thanos is extremely funny and worth the money.
The pencils this issue are handled by Elmo Bondoc with colors by Ruth Redmond. The pencils are very good here. Bondoc is able to show his ability to draw many characters in the Marvel Universe this issue and he does it well. There are some panels where Deadpool has a huge chest wound that he fixes with duct tape, and Bondoc draws it fabulously. This is a violent book, but luckily it has an artist who can really draw all the gore and blood with ease. Bondoc is impressive in this initial issue. The colors by Ruth Redmond fit well with the pencils that are laid down. Without her on this book, the blood wouldn’t be the perfect tone of red. Redmond and Bondoc make sure that the art is just as good as the story being written.
Deadpool Vs. Thanos may seem like a joke of a book, but it’s the funniest joke you’ll read in a while. Tim Seeley really delivers a good script and he’ll have you laughing from cover to cover. The art is very good and complementary to the writing. Bondoc and Redmond work well together and the book is all the better for it. If you need a pick me up this week, make it Deadpool Vs. Thanos.