(Grade 10 and up) After shooting himself in the head, Deadpool had a revelation: he should use the fortune he acquired from Bullseye to start a new life…as a pirate! So, he buys a ship, gets Bob to dress as a parrot, and even finds a hot girl to help out on his ship. But when real pirates show up to attack the very island that Deadpool himself had his eye on, the Merc with a Mouth will be forced to turn hero again…sort of.
Then, after some soul-searching on the high seas, Deadpool decides that he wants to find a place where he belongs. Of course, to do that, he’ll have to find people as odd as he is…which leads him to a new idea: he should join the X-Men! The X-Men, are understandably less than thrilled with this development. Will Deadpool show everyone what’s he’s made of, or will he do nothing but cause a public relations nightmare? (Or both? Knowing Deadpool, you know he can do both.)
Volume #3 in this series starts out with a fun, odd little arc about Deadpool the pirate (the art is different from the rest of the book’s, which complements the different style of story nicely), then moves on to Deadpool’s run-in with the X-Men. I liked Domino, who plays a big role in trying to coral Deadpool here, though I had to look her up online to find out what her actual mutant ability is. Next time, Deadpool teams up with Spiderman; yeah, I’m looking forward to that. Overall, this was another extremely entertaining volume in one of my current favorite graphic novel series. (4.5 out of 5 stars)
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Marvel (May 19, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785140409
- ISBN-13: 978-0785140405 (Source of Publication Data: Amazon.com)