The Death of Wolverine: Deadpool and Captain America #1 | Writer: Gerry Duggan | Artist: Scott Kolins | Colorist: Veronica Gandini | Publisher: Marvel | Price: $4.99 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com
In the wake of Wolverine’s passing, Captain America and Deadpool take on the task of eliminating their compatriot’s DNA so no razor-clawed clones can be created.
Deadpool writer Gerry Duggan was the perfect choice to helm this story. His team-up issues are pure fun, not only because of his expertise with the loud mouth mutant, but also because of his understanding of other characters and how they interact with such an…interesting personality.
The mission served as a backdrop to Cap and Deadpool reminiscing about Wolverine with war stories and bar-soaked tales.
Duggan made the threat serious enough where it wasn’t a complete joke, but that didn’t matter. It was these two people on the opposite of the spectrum trying to do right by a friend. Deadpool had an affinity for Wolverine, and Steve Rogers, even in his elderly and depowered state, was the best person he could have asked to help him in this endeavor.
Duggan captures this extremely well with great dialog that augments their chemistry. Scott Kolins’ artwork is just super fun to look at. There are many panels that will make you smile, while others will have you saying to yourself, “Of course that would be there.”
Cloning Wolverine would be disastrous in the wrong hands, while others may have the best of intentions in mind. No matter how you slice it, this is a topic that could be debated with a list of pros and cons a mile long. It’s fascinating how these types of comics find a way to be highly entertaining even though it’s a foregone conclusion that Logan will be back someday.
Forecasting aside, this is a fun book that doesn’t disappoint.
Score: 4.5 out of 5