Spider-Man/Deadpool #7 Comic Book Review/Recap

Spider-Man/Deadpool #7: Convention Chaos!

Spider-Man/Deadpool #7 Comic Book Recap

At the Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson is confronted by a disgruntled advertiser.  The Bugle is sowing seeds of discontent among the youth.  It’s simply unacceptable for big businessmen like Edwin Bagge, and if the paper doesn’t change its ways, the man is going to pull all his advertising from the Bugle.  So Jameson orders Ned Leeds and the ordinary, mild-mannered photographer Peter Parker to go to the upcoming local political convention and get some pictures of hippies causing problems.  Peter asks what they should do if the protesters are peaceful, but Mr. Bagge is quite confident there will be plenty of rabble to be seen.  In fact, he’s sure of it.

That guy seems like a dick…

Nearby, political upstart Jack McPherson is giving a speech to a rousing crowd.  But one man, a well connected criminal named Frankie, is upset and boos the politician.  His employee, Deadpool, tells him he should just pay the merc’ to kill the man, but Frankie doesn’t want to make any more martyrs.  They need Jack discredited, not dead, and Frankie has just the guy.

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Mysterio will disguise himself as McPherson and make a convention speech so bad the real Jack will never be able to show his face again!  And all Deadpool has to do is provide a distraction…

At the convention, a disguised Deadpool attacks a police officer, sparking a riot.  Seeing the danger, Peter Parker slips away.  Suiting up, the amazing Spider-Man dives into the fray and winds up in a battle with Deadpool.  However, Peter realizes that Wade is just a distraction, so he webs the mercenary to a horse, and rushes into the convention floor.  Inside, Mysterio knocks out the real McPherson and gets ready for the speech of a lifetime.

Spider-Man/Deadpool #7: Convention Chaos!

As he begins a strange speech heavy on conspiracy theories and other nonsense, Spider-Man swings in and attacks.  Mysterio unleashes strange apparitions that cause the crowd to flee in terror.  However, Spider-Man has been a fool!  By grafting Deadpool to this horse he has become more powerful than ever befo- oh, oh god… how do you stop this thing?

With that out of the way, Spider-Man decides it’s time to finish things.  Knowing Mysterio is protected by his helmet, Parker unleashes his full strength Oh… jeez… hope that didn’t kill him.

Anyway, Spider-Man ropes up the bad guys, and wants to send them to prison, but Deadpool says that’s not going to happen. These guys are way too rich to go to jail.  Deadpool suggests that next time instead of wasting money on schemes they should just buy the politicians instead.  Frankie and Edwin think that’s a great idea.  Spider-Man is disgusted at all of this, but the young hero has to learn that with great wealth comes great power.

Frustrated, the two heroes trade blows before Deadpool takes off, saying his friend has a lot to learn about politics.  Peter is disappointed even further when he sees the story Jameson runs about all of this blaming everything on Spider-Man.  Worse still, Peter owes money to the Bugle, so he wasn’t even paid.  Looks like he’ll have to find another way to get Aunt May’s medication.

Spider-Man/Deadpool #7 Comic Book Review

Hello and welcome to Comic Island!  My name is Arden, and this is my recap, and review, of Spider-Man/Deadpool #7!

So people really responded to the last issue I reviewed and I thought it would be fun to follow up on things with yet another review.  Here we have another comic made by a guest team.  This time it’s Greg Duggan and Scott Koblish handling writing and art respectively, and overall, they did a great job.

This comic doesn’t start out very strong, with overly heavy period jokes and a few too many Vietnam references for my tastes but by the end it really won me over, gave me plenty of laughs, and on the whole was a good, enjoyable comic.  I really liked the fight with Deadpool shackled to the horse, and just like how last issue where our heroes taught the movie industry some important lessons about film studies, this issue taught two businessmen some important lessons with regards to buying public officials.

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So that’s nice.  I also like the classic Jameson headline to describe this issue’s events and his behavior in general.  That was just perfect.  This comic rather beautifully emulates those early Spider-Man comics I and so many others share a lot of love for, so it’s easy to get caught up in the nostalgia of it all.  I’m really amazed with how great of a job they managed to do at making the art feel like it was straight from 1968.  And though a few jokes are a bit too on the nose for my liking or just not all that funny, well, like I said, the comic made me laugh, and when it comes to something like this, that’s really all you need to do.

This comic does a lot with a little, but if the idea of a classic, Silver Age story with some modern jokes and references thrown in appeals to you, then this comic comes recommended.

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