Deadpool: The Gauntlet Infinite Comic #6 (Marvel)

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Rating: 3.5/5 – Self-Deprecating Humor Goes Along Well with Stylish Art.
by ComicSpectrum Reviewer Ian Gowan.

Who hasn’t had a thing for someone who just wasn’t right for them. Deadpool goes big when finding the worst possible woman for him in the vampire Shiklah. She also happens to be Dracula’s soon to be wife. Deadpool, aka “The Merc with the Mouth,” was personally hired by Dracula to protect Shiklah and get her to their big wedding. The story is fairly standard fair for a Deadpool comic with a lot of wise cracks and tons of action. The comic is made a lot more fun because of the wonderful art by Reilly Brown and can be found here:
http://www.comixology.com/Deadpool-The-Gauntlet-Infinite-Comic-6/digital-comic/75439

All of this Deadpool goodness is brought to you by writing team of Garry Duggan and Brian Posehn. This is the same writing team that brings you the regular print Deadpool comic every month. In this digital issue Deadpool and his new companion Shiklah descend into the underground of Paris. There they meet some formidable adversaries that are quickly dispatched in a surprising way. This new character in Marvel Universe is somewhat interesting as we don’t yet know what she’s capable of as a possible new villain. Shiklah is expertly designed by the artist on this Infinite Comic series, Reilly Brown. Reilly’s pencils and Nelson DeCastro inks work very well together for this action and humor book. They are able to handle both the action and the jokes equally well.

I wonder if I’m getting the same content in an $2.99 Infinite Comic as I am in a same price print comic. Each panel of an Infinite Comic is counted as a page in the comic. The total 68 page count is more like the total panel count. A standard print comic is 22 pages. After all that math and hand wringing on the page count, this is still a fun digital comic. Getting to see Deadpool in a possible love triangle with Dracula along with all the other jokes make this comic a hoot. I appreciate that Marvel is willing to allow this type of book to pick on the Marvel U itself. There’s a hysterical sequence with a Hydra at the end of the issue that you’ll just have to read for yourself. Come for the Deadpool but stay for the art by Reilly Brown.

Reviewed by: Ian Gowan
(ian@comicspectrum.com
)
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