Warning: Spoilers ahead (and Spideypool)
Basic summary of the comic:
DeadPool annual #2, aka Deadpool helps out his boyfriend Spider-man by dressing up like him then afterwards taking him out for a hot dog date on a rooftop, was a very fun comic read especially for those in the Spideypool fandom. It begins with a very paranoid Spidey fighting against Deadpool on a rooftop where he had apparently attempted to take a nap at. He has had little sleep and for the past few days he has been attacked by random civilians who would disappear moments after attacking him. Due to his paranoia, he has trouble believing that he is actually fighting the real Deadpool and asks him to prove that he is the real thing.
In order to prove he is actually Deadpool, he shoots himself in the heart to prove that he has his healing factor.
Once Spidey is certain that Deadpool is not a threat to him, he leaves to try to be alone. But on his way out of the building he catches a glimpse of what may have been a woman shapeshifting from the chameleon and he attacks her
Deadpool, knowing Spider-mans reputation and morals against hurting innocent people, steps in and reasons with him. He sincerely cares about helping Spidey and understands how it is his paranoia that is affecting his actions.
Shortly after, Spider-man is attacked again and this time he is drugged, which causes him to loose consciousness. Deadpool, being a strong admirer of the web slinging hero, made sure to guard his identity from the public
He comes to the conclusion that he had to be the one to stop the Chameleon for Spider-man’s sake and the only way to do this is by dressing up like him. Being respectful of the others secret identity, he shields his own eyes while unmasking him.
Deapool then spends a majority of the comic pretending to be Spider-man. He goes on patrol, interacts with civilians, stops a purse theif, and defeats a villain called “The Massster”
He is then reminded why he was pretending to be Spider-man in the first place, when the Chameleon catches him off guard and attacks him using a tranquilizer.
The real spider-man, now awake from his little nap and recharged, swings in wearing Deadpools costume and that is when the Chameleon figures out about the costume change. He then shape shifts to look like Deadpool also and leaves Wade to figure out which Deadpool is actually Spider-man.
In the end, the City of Townsville is safe! (oh wait wrong comic haha)
Spider-man and Deadpool now have an established friendship and Spidey thanks Deadpool for helping him out.
And now for my personal review:
I thought the comic was fun overall. The art style was very expressive especially with the facial expressions with the masks on. I would have liked to see more actual interaction between Spider-man and Deadpool, but Spidey was passed out in a closet for half of the comic.
On thing I noticed right away was Deadpools facial structure changing from the beginning of the issue to his last mask-less appearance. When he is changing, his face looks healthy (in a relative sense of the word). His nose and cheeks are full, there is a presence of eyelids, and there isn’t too much bone structure popping through.
But in the last page, he looks drastically different in appearance. The cartilage on his nose and the skin on his lips and eyelids seem to have receded. He also lost a lot of muscle tissue on his face, and his cheek bones are extreamly visible.
At first I wasn’t too fond of the style change from one part of the comic to the next. Usually I see artists stick with one version of mask-less Deadpool throughout the entire comic they work on, but then I realized that this is actually a very important detail. Wades healing factor is always in a constant battle with his still present cancer and at some points, his cancer will overpower the healing factor. Thats why his skin always changes. When he was first in the closet with Spidey, his cancer was not affecting him as strongly, which is why he had a more pleasant appearance. By the end, he was going through some normal side effects of his condition. I was just shocked that he would unmask himself in front of Spidey when he is in this condition, but his view on his self image fluctuates just as much as his physical appearance does.
Another physical feature I wanted to point out is Deadpools body structure while wearing the Spider-man outfit. It is canon that Deadpool is bigger and more muscular that Spidey, but when he was in Spider-mans outfit, he seemed to have slimmed down and shrunk a bit. I mean, I know red usually makes you look larger, but I don’t think the blue of Spidey’s outfit would make him look that much slimmer…
And there is also the little Deadpool mask boner on the back of his head while he is Spider-man but this eventually disappears after a few panels but I’m not going to get too nit picky on that one.
And now from a Spideypool fan point of view!
If you are a fan of this crazy ship, you will love this issue. There are a lot of elements from Spideypool fan fiction that are present in this one comic. (I am pretty sure the writers read more than that one Spideypool fic and got ideas from them)
1. Deadpool respected Spider-mans privacy enough to keep his identity a secret from the public and from HIMSELF
2. Deadpool throws in many comments, showing his admiration towards the other hero
3. Spider-man states that Deadpool is the only one he could trust in his current situation (WOW! thats huge!)
4. They actually get along in this comic and call each other friends
5. ITS PETER PARKER! NOT OCTAVIOUS!
6. They both prove that they know each other well enough to distinguish each other from clones
7. Role reversal!? Deadpool is the sane one this time and Spidey is the one loosing it
8. Deadpool is a protective boyfriend
9. Wearing each others costumes is always adorable
(((This is my first time attempting to write a review so sorry if it was a bit of a mess. Let me know what you think, how you liked the comic and if you fangirled over the Spideypool parts like I did hahaha. )))