Spider-Man/Deadpool, Vol. 4: Serious Business

Spider-Man/Deadpool, Vol. 4: Serious Business[Download] ➵ Spider-Man/Deadpool, Vol. 4: Serious Business By Joshua Corin – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The adventures of your favorite duo in comic books continue and this time Spider Man and Deadpool have decided NOT TO BE FUNNY ANYMORE What could have possibly driven our two heroes to take the funny The adventures of your favorite duo 4: Serious PDF ✓ in comic books continue and this time Spider Man and Deadpool have decided NOT TO BE FUNNY ANYMORE What could have possibly driven our two heroes to take the funny outta their own funny book And just what the heck has SLAPSTICK got to do with it When the villainous ARCADE decides to build a second even deadlier Murderworld in Madripoor he kidnaps Spider Man and forces him to be the park's first guest COLLECTING SPIDER MANDEADPOOL . 35 starsHuzzah Just when I thought the series was really about to crash and burn it rebounds nicely with Vol 4 Serious Business While the opener 'No Laughing Matter' was just okay it was the second half of the book featuring Arcade and his new Murderworld which was the real draw Spider Man is tasked with guiding three unlikeable ungrateful people through the newest version of the deadly amusement park Deadpool is a little late to join in the fun but for good reason and once he does the duo's action scenes and snarky dialogue are kicked up to the maximum level Two fill in teams come in and give us a couple of pretty good 2 part stories First up is a team up with Slapstick which is a perfect fit for this book Robson's art is a cross between Ed McGuiness and Terry Dodson It's uite good for someone I wasn't familiar with Then we head to Murderworld I like when Marvel returns to classic stories and villains like Arcade Elliot Calan keeps this one fresh with veteran artist Todd Nauck in tow Since Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness have moved on Spider ManDeadpool is in that weird little flux period between solid creative teams so these four issues are split between four creators in two two issue stories instead And they're pretty good to be honestThe first two issues by Joshua Corin and Will Robson have Spideypool and Slapstick teaming up to stop a drug lord and a property baron while swearing off jokes although this plot point doesn't last much past the amusing One More Day parody cover These issues show a good understanding of Spidey and Wade as characters and there's just enough Slapstick for him to not get grating although the repeated dingus joke gets old very fast Robson's art is like a cross between McGuinness and Mike McKone; always a good thing and he gets physical humour very wellThe second two issues are by Elliott Kalan and Todd Nauck and these are the better of the two stories as Spidey and Deadpool find their way into Murderworld The side characters in these issues are such giant caricatures of the way the world is now it hurts and Kalan's script for both Spidey and Deadpool hits all the right notes There's an especially heartfelt part for Deadpool that gets lost in all the hubbub that I really liked Todd Nauck is an industry veteran at this point and his art definitely proves why; he can do humour he can do giant robots he can do dinosaurs and he can do superheroes something fierceI'll be fair I didn't like the KellyMcGuinness run as much as I feel I should have and I especially didn't like all the random crap in Volume 2 of this series but these four issues aren't bad They won't set the world on fire or redefine comics but they made me laugh and I'll take that any dayNow roll on Robbie Thompson Chris Bachalo because I think that's going to be great MUCH BETTER thank you I would not have even given this a second glance if it weren't for Goodreads The brilliant comic book Goodreads readers that I follow said this was better than the last which is the only reason I gave this a shot after the shit storm that was Vol 3 it shall not be namedI didn't love the MadripoorMurderworld storyline and I didn't love the art which is why this vol gets 335 stars on the whole The Murderworld storyline only gets points for the hilarious ending where Spidey and Deadpool drop off Arcade at Cyclops's doorstep and there are a few hilarious lines 'cause you know time travelMostly I was all about the first half of the volume No Laughing Matter The issues were fun the art was my style and the uips were funny and made me smile Issue 19 starts off with Spider Man being max Spider Man and trying to be super serious about his responsibility as a hero His heroing has hurt people and onw by taking himself super seriously he's going to be a better Spider Man And then along comes Deadpool The interactions between Deadpool and Spider Man are well written funny and so in character The arch was super redeeming for the series even if Slapstick mentions that he has no dingus about five times Even so ; a nice rebound from the horrid 3rd volume but still not up to the earlier standards of the series This was a silly one Time to play this game the only way I know how By kicking over the board and letting someone else clean up the pieces What could I say about this volume Bring back Joe Kelly That's all Sorry 3 12 Stars So did you have any idea that Spider ManDeadpool was still running Because I didn’t I honestly thought the third volume said it was the last for now Apparently that ‘for now’ was a pretty uick span of time because I got behind in the series faster than I realize On the bright side I love this team up so I’m happy to have of them The downside is that Joe Kelly Deadpool Daredevil Uncanny X Men Action Comics Spider Man and Ed McGuinness Superman Deadpool Hulk Nova aren’t on the project any which is such a loss for this pairing Spider Man and Deadpool both have the propensity for humor and banter but their temperaments and ways of dealing with enemies are polar opposites It’s what makes them such a funny team up I personally believe that the team up brings out the best in both of the characters Around Deadpool Spider Man is able to let loose a bit ; his tragic backstory becomes a fact of his past then a ruling reason for his present On the flip side Spider Man makes Deadpool want to be a better hero Around him Deadpool is less likely to inflict wonton destruction and actively tries to not kill people you know as opposed to what he usually does Their constant clashing of heads can be uite humorous at times depending on the situationview spoiler So imagine my surprise and joy when I learned that there was another Spider ManDeadpool volume out on the shelves I may have made a tiny mistake of letting myself get super excited for it once I spotted it As everyone knows; that usually isn’t a safe idea unless you know that the creative team hasn’t been swapped out which is what happened here It was still a decent read but it lost some of the shine that the earlier volumes seemed to have There are two main plots for this volume and I think I may have ended up liking the first one though that’s likely because I’ve never been terribly impressed with the antagonist they pulled for the second half I also think the humor was sharper for the first half The first plot involves multiple slapstick characters no pun intended all trying to get the same bit of evidence Though for different people as it turns out The ensuing mess is pretty hilarious as well as tense Oh and did I mention that Spider Man decided they have to cut the banter out He’s come to the conclusion that because of the collateral damage the occasionally cause it’s inappropriate to be cracking jokes all the time Right Good luck reigning Deadpool in on that one The second plot is a bit forced in my opinion They took a couple jokes that should have been uick gags and forced them into this running joke bit and it just becomes overbearing at a certain point The whole plot takes place in Murderworld which should really be like a playground for Deadpool and it kind of is but not to the extent I would have liked to see While I was a bit disappointed by this volume I refused to give up on my favorite team up of all time is it sad that they’re absolutely one of my favorites Hopefully they get a stable creative team to take over; in theory that should help remove some of the wrinkles I saw in this volume hide spoiler The character dynamics between these two always make for some entertaining storiesThe greatest problem I'm finding with this series is the lack of commitment to any one storyline There have been a couple long form plots intermixed with episodic adventures And with each volume the story focus and tone seem to shift While each volume on its own has proven entertaining the series as a whole suffers from the unpredictabilityThere are two story arcs here unconnected from each other For me the first was enjoyable However both offer their share of laughs and adventure in a fashion to be expected from a Spider ManDeadpool team upAs entertaining as volume 4 proved to be there really isn't enough here to make it stand out after the last page So it's ultimately a good way to pass an hour but doesn't offer much beyond that A thoroughly funny read I laughed out loud multiple times especially in the No Laughing Matter storyline The second one with Murder World was good too but the first one really had me chuckling There were a lot of creative one liners and the idea of Spidey and Deadpool trying to give up uips was a simple but funny thread to tie the story together Some of the jokes in the other two issues were a little too political for my taste but the overall story was solid This volume also really took full advantage of the SpideyDeadpool foil do the right thing v over the top violence But Deadpool's respect for Spidey and his attempts to do better coupled with both characters' humor really makes for fun and memorable team ups

Spider-Man/Deadpool, Vol. 4: Serious Business PDF/EPUB
  • Paperback
  • 112 pages
  • Spider-Man/Deadpool, Vol. 4: Serious Business
  • Joshua Corin
  • English
  • 24 October 2014
  • 9781302908065