Chris Priest explores Deadpool’s early days as a Merc.
I am a fan of Priest. Really. But this first arc is a little ponderous. According to Wiki, when he signed on to follow Joe Kelly’s fan-favorite (albeit not super-top-selling) run, Priest said the main lessons he’d taken from Kelly were that “it was okay to make Deadpool look stupid” and that the run was “complex and a little hostile to new readers like me.” Hmm. Well, these aren’t complex issues. They’re not terrible, but they’re not complex.