After Deadpool & the Mercs for Money had a run in with Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Issue #1, they set their sights on Radioactive Man in this issue. They’ve been set a task to collect those with radioactive powers, so this foe makes sense.
They head to his domain, a temple in the middle of a jungle. They were ever-so-kindly directed by Gorilla-Man, who is obviously the subject of a few jokes by Deadpool, he just can’t help himself. This issue continues Marvel’s hot streak of making the character ridiculously humourous. It doesn’t matter whether it’s his solo series, Deadpool Vs. Gambit, Spider-Man/Deadpool, he’s undeniably Marvel’s funniest character. Every comic he’s in is a joy to read and Deadpool & the Mercs for Money is no exception.
As you could probably guess, things don’t go well against Radioactive Man. They’re not trying to kill him as they get paid to capture him alive, but you wouldn’t think so without the sheer amount of bullets they unload into him. Despite their best efforts, things never get their way, he’s just too powerful. In typical fashion, they manage to overcome him at the nick of time – just as things were looking bad for them.
The team is quite well rounded, and each character is given some time to shine; though not as much as Deadpool. It’s obvious that some characters are there just for comedic value, such as Massacre, but they’re still all welcome. They’re not happy with Deadpool and continue to plan to take his life but they it never comes into fruition. Plus, how can they kill somebody who has regenerative powers? We’ll have to wait and see if they manage to do it later in the series.
This is a fun and silly comic that gives a well-deserved break from the tense collection of comics coming from Marvel at the moment due to their Civil War II event. We’re glad this series is separate from the war, as it gives them chance to establish themselves away from the same narrative as many other characters.
Deadpool & the Mercs for Money attempt to take on Radioactive Man in Issue #2.
- Simple yet interesting storyline
- Team dynamics