It’s the Merc with a Mouth and the Cajun with the Cards actually back for real this time, ready and rarin’ to go and get revenge on the triple-crossing Chalmers. Since their powers are on the fritz from when the super-villainous (or just sorta-misguided) Scrambler got to them, Deadpool is channeling those sweet K’un Lun kung fu vibes. But there’s a bigger begind the search for the Dragon’s Tongue… and it’s just a picture of Loki making a dumb face and ruining everything, as usual.
The aptly named Dead Fist makes his first glorious appearance in this issue, and it’s as ridiculous as it sounds. This is the last instalment in the Deadpool Vs. Gambit mini-series and it’s as chaotic and silly as you’d come to expect. The Scrambler’s powers altered those of Deadpool and Gambit’s, and they finally resolve this issue by the end – it was slightly predictable but the manner in which it happened was still awesome.
There’s a great action sequence that couples as a moment of hilarity and mockery, as Chalmers fights Dead Fist (though we know Chalmers is really Loki – and the rest of the characters find this out late on in the issue.) They effortlessly glide through panels, creating a dynamic experience full of ridiculous fighting titles used as a parody of actual martial arts moves.
The story felt a little allover the place in Issue #5, and sometimes this works as a reflection of Deadpool’s mind, but there’s just a little too much going on in terms of dialogue towards the end. This is mainly when Loki reveals himself and he’s talking to Odin and Deadpool – it’s hard to stay too engaged when Loki’s just droning on in old English.
Overall, Deadpool Vs. Gambit has been a hilarious and adventurous series. It’s ended rather quickly and we’d happily join this duo on new ventures, but it’s making way for Deadpool: Back in Black and that’s shaping up to be a good one!
Deadpool Vs. Gambit comes to a close in Issue #5, but will they get their money?
- Dead Fist
- Messy dialogue