Deadpool Volume 1: Secret Invasion covers Deadpool Issues 1-5 and includes Deadpool's adventures during Marvel's Crossover Event Secret Invasion, also a very good read. For those of you not familiar with Deadpool you are in for a spectacular treat. It is best to know when reading a Deadpool comic he can have up three speech bubbles going on at one time and they are all a form of Deadpool and ultimately lead to hilarity. The penciling in this Volume is done by Paco Medina and Carlo Barberi. Medina will stick around for volume 2 and then split and Barberi wont be back to volume 4. All overall great presentation throughout volume 1 and great story as well.
Now issues 1-3 cover Deadpool's interaction with Skrull Empire and how he's on a mission to bring them down. A note to point out for those in the Philadelphia area there's a hat tip to the Phillie Phanatic in issue 1. Our favorite, and presumably only, Merc with a Mouth decides to wear a mascot that is very similar to the beloved Philly icon, of course the Philly Icon doesn't pack heat...right? So the annoying little Skrulls interrupt a Braves v.s. Phillies game...that's what I'm calling it deal with it...Deadpool reveals himself and takes down the ship hovering above Citizens Bank park, like I said deal with it, I'm from Philly and I enjoy seeing Philly references. By the end of Issue 1 we see the Mouthy Wilson jump ship to the Skrulls and ultimately joins them on their ship to help create a whole group of Wade Wilson Skrulls...good idea right. It is later revealed that there was an ulterior motive for Deadpool's defection and only you can find out why by going out and picking up this comic. Yeah I'm that guy that leads you into a point where now you have to go buy it or google the result.
On to issues 4 and 5! So after that awesome ending to Issues 1 through 3, still not gonna tell you what happened, go buy it, we find our awesome assassin looking for work. Of course the Merc finds work with an old Pal...Zeke...sounds like were getting ready to play inFamous. Check out I Got Gameplay, that's my only shameless plug I promise. Any ways back to the task at hand, Deadpool gets a job to go rescue this smoking hot babe for a dude, there's zombies, death and some kind of syrum not to mention a big explosion! Most importantly more Deadpool singing, ladies and gentlemen he's the next American Idol. This volume ends with a shot of Deadpool in water and Tiger shark approaching. GASP! Guess you'll have to check out my Volume 2 review when I write it [Insert Some happy looking emoticon]
A nice little feature at the end of this volume is a separate read at the end called The DeadPool Saga and as in all volumes sketch cards and variant covers. So to me this is a series I truly love and really the first one I ever invested in and followed through to the end. Deadpool hooked me into the Marvel Universe and I haven't been able to leave since, which you will see by my heavy reviews revolving around the Marvel Universe. As always check back regularly to see what Chris "The Dace Man" Dace is looking at, and no not just porn, as well as all other bloggers here at Fanboys Anonymous. So for The Few, The Proud, and of course The Dacetacular, grab a beer and check out what's going on here in the Dace-Sphere. See ya next time.