Farewell to Arms (Black Panther Vs. Deadpool #1 Comic Review)

 Black Panther Vs. Deadpool #1

A Small Misunderstanding, part 1

 

Writer: Daniel Kibblesmith

Artist: Ricardo Lopez Ortiz

Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino

Color Artist: Felipe Sobreiro

Cover Artist: Ryan Benjamin & Rain Beredo

Variant Cover Artists: Adi Granov; Cully Hamner & Laura Martin

What you need to know

I never thought that I would say it, but these two characters are the stars of blockbuster films. This seems like a no-brainer, right? Right, no one I know of would have come up with this for a mini-series. T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, the technologically advanced African nation, and Wade Wilson, the mutated and cancer-ridden assassin. The merc with the mouth (that keeps on running) and the agile genius The Black Panther have had a run in before. They both ended up kicking each other in the nuts. And that’s what this book will be bringing these two unique characters together, it’s gonna get nuts.

Deadpool #15, a Civil War 2 tie-in

My Take

As I said when it was announced, this is a team-up that I didn’t know I needed. In a world where T’Challa is lost in space, it’s nice to have a little fun. I loved this first romp, it is hilarious and filled with the type of references that I would expect in a Deadpool comic. TV and comic book writer, Daniel Kibblesmith, has perfectly captured the contrasting natures of T’Challa and Wade and provides an accurate depiction of what may happen if their two worlds collide. Known for his work with Stephen Colbert, and on the revival of Quantum and Woody, Kibblesmith does a great job here. The plot is reasoned and sets up nicely where we’re going in the next few issues. As well, I am eternally grateful for a Darkwing Duck reference!

The art is interesting. Ricardo Lopez Ortiz and his art have a gritty, nuanced feel to it. The lines are harsh and gritty but also, particularly with Deadpool, there is a playful bounce. It also kind of reminds me of Ernie Barnes, the artist of the painting on the wall of the 70’s sitcom, Good Times and Marvin Gaye’s album, I Want you. It is a very unique style and it works perfectly here. I had a moment where the jargon was getting to me but Deadpool diffusing that by shouting to T’Challa and Shuri, “Stop talking nerd!” Overall, I loved it. It is fun, exciting, and I hope Wade comes better armed for next time.

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Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones

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I do a few reviews (Black Panther) and I do news. I am a fan of both Marvel and DC heroes, Black Panther, Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Watchmen, to name a few. I also am streamer of a high degree, Netflix, Hulu plus, HBO, & Prime Video occupy a lot of my time when I'm not trying to save world in Education.
Summary
The Black Panther and the Big Red Sore. This was a great beginning to a the three-issue mini-series of your dreams. Deadpool is set on a do-gooder mission that is almost as equally important as King T’Challa’s mission to cure disease. When will they figure out they’re on the same side and stop bickering? It’s got to happen soon because there’s only 3 issues. After they part ways, Wade may have to think twice about drawing his weapon on the King for a 3rd time. This first issue did not disappoint, pick up the issue today, I laughed the whole time reading it.
Good
  • References are awesome
  • Great contrast between characters
  • Incredibly funny
  • Not forced
Bad
  • Technical lingo got me for a second
8.3
Great
Art - 7
Writing - 9
Plot - 8
Character Development - 9
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I do a few reviews (Black Panther) and I do news. I am a fan of both Marvel and DC heroes, Black Panther, Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Watchmen, to name a few. I also am streamer of a high degree, Netflix, Hulu plus, HBO, & Prime Video occupy a lot of my time when I'm not trying to save world in Education.

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  1. Just a heads up! It’s a five-part mini, so maybe it plays out better than on a three-part one 😉

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