It is safe to say that Marvel wants to shove down as much Deadpool down your throat as DC Comics wants to shove Harley Quinn. Yet another example of that is the newly released title “Deadpool the Duck”. Personally the only reason I picked this us was the curiosity of how they would mix the two characters together, I for the most part cannot stand Deadpool. The story starts with Deadpool having to deal with Rocket Raccoon for S.H.I.E.L.D., who has been infected with space rabies. Howard the duck is traveling looking to get away from it all, contemplating life. While driving down the road, Rocket crashes his ship into Howard’s car and proceeds to attack him. Shortly after, Deadpool arrives to stop Rocket. In a moment where Deadpool gets distracted talking to his “spirit animal” which happens to be Wolverine according to him, Rocket bites his wrist where he has on a teleporter strapped on, this prompts an explosion which… you guessed it combines Deadpool and Howard the duck into Deadpool the duck!
This was a very basic first issue that did a good job at establishing the character in a very simple manner. I really enjoyed the way that Stuart Moore was able to shift the books mood between Deadpool’s panels and Howard’s to show the contrast between the characters. This in turn made the combination of the two characters interesting and now has me hooked for at least two more issues. But the best part of this book is the artwork and colors of Jacopo Camagni and Israel Silva. Their work on this book is really good, I especially like the way the colors are blended to really give each character that much more detail. Not to mention that the character expressions are also done very well. Overall I can call this a fun issue to read and look at and I do recommend readers give it a shot. It will be interesting to see going forward how the two will get along now that they share a body. Also has Deadpool the duck inherited Deadpool’s healing abilities? I guess we’ll find out next month.
Writer: Stuart Moore
Artwork: Jacopo Camagni
Colors: Israel Silva