X-Men Origins: Deadpool #1: Writer: Duane Swierczynski. Artist: Leandro Fernandez.
Review: This comic is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, Deadpool telling his origin story. The twist is that Pool is telling his origin story to a screenwriter in order to get his life story on the big screen. According to Deadpool, his father left the family early on and his mother became a raging alcoholic, which led Pool to join the army once he was of age. After spending some time in the military, Pool went solo and became a mercenary, but he'd only take jobs that he felt strongly about. Eventually Pool discovers he has incurable cancer and learns of a secret program up in Canada. Pool joins the program, gets his healing abilities, but becomes horribly deformed as a result of the procedure. Since he was considered a failure, the scientists lock Pool up. Eventually Pool escapes the prison and Deadpool is born. After several months, Pool goes to the world premiere of the Deadpool movie, and is horrified to learn that the director took WAY too many liberties with his life story, turning it into something unrecognizable. After killing everybody in the movie theater and destroying the director's car, Pool decides to pay his father a visit for the first time since he was a child.
What I Thought: For what it's worth, I enjoyed this comic. The problem with this issue though was the fact that Pool's origin has been told, retold and then re-retold! I was under the impression that Pool's father was in the army, and that little Wade was a punk. According to this, that's not the case. Then of course there was the whole T-Ray debacle, where T-Ray was supposedly the real Wade Wilson and Pool had stolen his identity... So yeah, it's hard to take anything I read here seriously. The way I looked at this was that maybe Pool was telling the truth, and maybe he wasn't. Who knows...
Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.What's a Deadpool comic without the obligatory fight with Cable?