Top critical review
3.0 out of 5 stars"...Maybe roast some marshmallows as all existence burns down around me."
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 3, 2012
*CAUTION: A FEW MILD SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THOSE WHO CARE*
In an alternate universe overseen by the Watcher, a mad scientist named Psycho Man breaks Deadpool's mind to create an army of broken souls but what he really does is unleash Deadpool's rampaging murderer side. As Deadpool embarks to kill all the superheroes who think he's loony or crazy, his first targets are the Fantastic Four. Utilizing Hank Pym's Pym Particles, Arcade's deathtraps, and even Puppetmaster's power, along with his own, he takes down the entire Marvel roster as well as the universe itself!
So, Deadpool pulls a Punisher and tries to kill everyone. His crafty nature allows him to utilize other weaponry but watching Deadpool slaughter the X-Men, Fantastic Four, the Avengers, etc. was very fun. Wolverine's death was a bit lackluster though. Wolverine is "killed" once by Deadpool but comes back only to have his head cut off. However, Deadpool has his head blown off a few times in the comic and still comes back so I doubt Wolverine died. The references Wade makes to the Punisher's similar comic were funny and the ending was pretty clever and funny but overall, the story's just lacking. The art by Dalibor Talajic looks good and the writing for Deadpool's dialogue is well done butCullen Bunn's story is lacking. This is no Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe story here. Having Taskmaster track down Deadpool was a nice touch too but his demise was another letdown. The book is a softcover and slightly smaller than other softcovers being 9.9x6.4in. The paper's cheap and flimsy and you get textless covers, a script and sketches, and a bunch of cover art sketches as well. The extras are there but the make of the book is shoddy. Overall, it's a fun read but don't spend a bunch of money on it.