I’ve never really understood the appeal of Deadpool. Sure, he’s crazy with a healing factor and teleportation and a vast arsenal of weapons that he is very good at using. But that’s just a bunch of “cool” characteristics; it depends on how you put it together. And in the Deadpool Classic trades, you get to see how it was put together.
I don’t know if I acually like Deadpool, but he’s slooooooowly growing on me. This collection is full of amusing adventures, some of which are quick and easy, some of which are harder. I liked the Typhoid Mary/Daredevil stuff, but the whole “bad guy trying to be good” thing is kind of getting old. I think Deadpool might be more interesting as an amoral mercenary, pure and simple, but I don’t know. This early stuff is good; nothing AMAZING, and I wouldn’t necessarily seek it out, but since my friend’s going to buy it and lend it to me, all I have to do is sit back and wait for it to come to me. That’s something I can handle.