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Deadpool, Vol. 1: Dead Presidents - Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, Tony Moore

This book was everything its back cover promised. Unfortunately, for me, that wasn't necessarily a good thing.

 

The "merc with a mouth" remains his usual irreverent, violent, smart-mouthed self, and I laughed at a number of his lines. However, the fun of zombie presidents and bad puns was overshadowed by a ridiculous amount of gratuitous, graphic violence. I get that Deadpool can heal from almost any injury, but that doesn't mean I want to see his guts spilling out every couple of pages.

 

I'm not usually too bothered by violence, but the depictions in this volume were really violent and, what's more, relentless. If you're not bothered by any of that and are looking for a non-traditional hero, you'll probably like this story. For me, unless they start showing more of the merc's mouth and less of his intestines, I'll be skipping future installments.