Writer: Joshua Corin
Artist: Tigh Walker
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer: VC”s Joe Sabino
Editor: Jordan D. White & Nick Lowe
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
As Spider-Man/Deadpool #1.MU opens, Deadpool finds himself chained up in Toronto. He’s been captured by the student’s of St. Damia’s School For Young Women, but in his defense, he was lured there by the promise of chimichangas. And who can blame the guy, chimichangas are delicious after all!
The students have captured Deadpool because they are aware of his history with the Succubus Queen Shiklah. His captors hope to use him as a focus to summon her, so that they can cast the spirit of their recently dead headmistress into her powerful mystical form. They cast a spell to summon Deadpool’s heartmate, and are shocked when Spider-Man appears.
Naturally, Spidey is confused why he’s suddenly in Toronto and why Deadpool is hanging upside down. Meanwhile, Deadpool is amused that his heartmate is Spidey. During the confusion, the girls manage to finish the ritual just as another meteorite containing a Leviathon monsters crashes in downtown Toronto.
The two heroes leap into action, but things get complicated when Headmistress Soo slowly begins to take control of Spider-Man’s body while Deadpool has to deal with getting swallowed whole by the beast.
I gotta admit it: I loved this comic. It was a silly, fun story by Joshua Corin that had me laughing from page one. Considering some of the dark comic books out there these days, it was nice reading a good light-hearted tale with moments like Spider-Man kicking himself in the head as he slowly begins taking on the mannerisms of an elderly sorceress, and Deadpool phoning Spidey from the belly of the beast they’re fighting truly was something to see.
The artwork in Spider-Man/Deadpool #1.MU reminded me a little of Ed McGuinness’ run in the 1997 Deadpool series. Tigh Walker is a very good artist, with his Spider-Man being a highlight. He looked powerful, but not Hulk size, and I loved the facial expressions on his mask. Seriously, Marvel should be putting this guy on a Spidey monthly as soon as possible.
My only regret is that I didn’t read Monsters Unleashed #1 before reading Spider-Man/Deadpool #1.MU. That would have been helpful, but that was my mistake. Nevertheless, Spider-Man/Deadpool #1.MU is a funny, clever, well-drawn comic starring two great characters.
Spider-Man/Deadpool #1.MU score: A