Deadpool The Duck #2 continues the adventures of the freshly combined Deadpool and Howard The Duck. Naturally, given Deadpool's rather erratic behavior and Howard's pessimistic personality, they don't agree on a lot. Also, to Howard's frustration, Deadpool is the one in charge of controlling their body. If Howard comes out of this adventure with at least one unbroken limb, then I'll be shocked.
I really like the way that Deadpool The Duck is portrayed. It reminds me of the days when Rick Jones and Mar-Vell were the shared hero Captain Mar-Vell, with one hero on earth while the other is in the Negative Zone. They could still speak to each other, probably leading to at least one weird off-panel moment where someone mistook Rick for a ghost whisperer. I hope that Howard takes control for a bit in the future, mostly for some more variety. In fact, the similarity is even remarked upon in the comic.
|Say, Howard, are you okay? You seem a little...NEGATIVE. ...No need to fire me, I'll see myself out. That was bad and I should feel bad.|
Combined, the two factors elevate the story even more, adding in background gags and putting more depth into the writing. In fact, there is one panel in the issue that might just win the award for my favorite standalone joke in the series. The way that the panel is drawn to every so slightly have Deadpool tip out of it while he snarks to the reader is perfect. Every time I look at it, I read it in a Daffy Duck voice.
|"You better not start doing a Duck Amuck kinda situation here, Marvel! Save it for Slapstick!"|
Deadpool The Duck #2 is written by Stuart Moore, drawn by Jacopo Camagini, colored by Israel Silva, and lettered by VC's Joe Sabino. You can find it at your local comic book shop.
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