DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED (2013)

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Cullen Bunn’s second Deadpool miniseries, this time with artist Matteo Lolli. First, he had Deadpool kill the Marvel Universe–as the title implied, it was sheer, mindless, bloody fun. Now, Deadpool goes after other famous literary characters.

The panel above is from page one, issue one, and it’s a brilliant set up. Deadpool is hunting Moby Dick, but the reference is to Jaws–a modern-day, much less sophisticated, but otherwise quite similar tale, but one told in movies where spectacle is king versus books, where the reader’s imagination has a stronger role. It’s meta: Deadpool kills literature, movies kill literature, literature doesn’t matter.

And this is just chapter two in Bunn’s nihilistic epic.

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