Deadpool #34 Comic Book Review The continuing saga of Deadpool's daughter, and his quest to save her, concludes in this blood-soaked issue. This issue also (thankfully) serves as alleged-artist John Lucas' final travesty in this Deadpool series. Scott Koblish takes over the penciling duties with the next issue, and it cannot come a moment too soon.More on the horrid art later in this review. First, we will look at the overall storyline (while trying to avoid major spoilers). Greg Posehn has penned Deadpool for a while now, and he has a good grasp of the character. Where this issue picks up, 'Pool has travelled to the Chicago area to save his long-lost daughter Ellie from terrorists from ULTIMATUM (Underground Liberated Totally Integrated Mobile Army To Unite Mankind), an anarchist terror group led by Flag-Smasher. This is actually, if you can believe it, one of the bloodier Deadpool stories. The Merc with a Mouth slices and dices the bad guys every possible way, and Wade is shot a few times as well. While this issue focuses on the fate of Ellie, it also touches back on the Original Sin tie-in with SHIELD agents Preston and Adsit. The final panel shows the actual tie-in, which is somewhat predictable, but, for the sake of spoilers, we will not mention it here. We will just say that this revealed secret has potential to turn Deadpool's world around while also providing some more depth to his background. The visual depictions by John Lucas (I have real trouble calling it "art"), are just plain bad. As mentioned in our earlier reviews, Lucas cannot draw faces without making them look either diabolical and/or completely disjointed. Why Marvel hired him to work on this series is beyond this reviewer's ability to fathom. As a dedicated Deadpool fan, I forced myself to go through this story arc for the story itself, and the knowledge that this whole Original Sin tie-in was supposed to provide some revelations to Deadpool's history. That part seems to be coming true, though having to slog through Lucas's pencils was hard. Looking forward to Deadpool #34, and a fresh start with a new artist. If you really want to see what the art looks like, here is our video review of Deadpool #33.
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