Anti-hero.  Mentally unstable.  Witty.  Violent.  That’s Deadpool for you and It’s no holds barred in Deadpool Killustrated.  I’m a faithful Deadpool reader so I was immediately drawn to this miniseries.

Realizing that he’s a fictional character, Deadpool travels through fictional worlds of classic literature to destroy everyone in it.  His goal is to get closer to its’ creators and kill them, to eliminate the existence of superheroes and supervillains.

There’s quite a bit of dialogue at the beginning, and can be confusing to readers who may not, for example, have read Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe (looking around, whistling).  However, it’s a good set-up for the story.

dpkillmarvunivAfter reading Deadpool Killustrated the first time, I have to admit I was somewhat lost at the beginning.  I needed to know what the heck was going on.  So I did a little research and read about Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe.  I can honestly say I now have a deeper understanding of Deadpool’s motive for his quest to bring down the fictional worlds ( I plan to read the universe miniseries very soon).  I then re-read Killustrated.

I’ve been a reader of Deadpool for a few months and the Merc with a Mouth I’m used to wasn’t fully engaged.  The  humor and fights with his schizophrenic inner voice wasn’t there as much.  Deadpool was himself, but in more of a relaxed nature.  He’s a psychopath but he has critical thinking skills.  Thoughts of a “normal” person.  It’s obvious that he’s well focused.

The Moby Dick twist is a good one.  Deadpool did what Captain Ahab couldn’t do; kill Moby Dick.  Coming out of Moby’s bloody blowhole was gross, but what did you expect?  It’s Deadpool!  I did my usual, “Ugh” while laughing.  Along the way he somehow stuck a knife in Pinocchio’s head.  He realized something wasn’t right because Pinocchio doesn’t belong in the story.  That’s when the vision came, another Moby Dick twist.  Deadpool then proceeded to kill the ship’s crew, starting with Ishmael.

I have to give Cullen Bunn props on this one.  The story is well written and the pacing is perfect.  The art (Matteo Lolli) is excellent, especially the cover page (Mike Mundo).

VERDICT (drum roll please)

I find the story to be well written.  Bunn Cullen did a great job at setting up the story and introducing us to the ideaverse.  After reading it a second time, I felt that too many jokes from Deadpool and the constant bickering with himself would pull away from the story.  Cullen set-up shop then went straight to story twisting.

The art is awesome, especially the cover page.  Lolli and Mundo did a great job.  A good comic is a combination of well written dialogue and great art.  Deadpool Killustrated has both.  I plan to continue reading the miniseries and recommend new readers to read it as well.