Who won’t Deadpool go toe-to-toe with? Last year we had a hilarious caper full of thievery in Gambit V Deadpool, whose first issue I reviewed. Now we have Deadpool taking on the king of mafia-targeted carnage himself, The Punisher, in a 5 issue mini series. If you’ve read the Gambit V Deadpool books, you’ll have some idea of what to expect, both heroes at odds and an element of foul play at hand. With that said, I enjoyed this first issue and it’ll be a good book to have while we endure through the Secret Empire summer event.
One of my favorite X-Men growing up was Gambit and when I saw the cover for this issue I was incredibly excited, and after reading it I’m even more excited. It had been some time since I’d seen Gambit highlighted in a new series and of course adding Deadpool into the mix promises to be a good time. In this series we have writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, who are most known for the Thrilling Adventure Hour, writing a buddy criminal comic with artist Danilo Beyruth who’s worked on Howard the Duck, Gwenpool, and Deadpool with colors by Cris Peter. Since it’s only on its second issue, there’s not much to spoil yet, but I’ll try to avoid as much as possible.