Review: Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016) #32, a jump in time


Spider-Man/Deadpool is back with a story that dares to ask the question: “Can two old heroes save the day?” The review ahead contains spoilers, so considered yourself warned.

Writer: Robbie Thompson
Artist: Scott Hepburn 
Color artist: Ian Herring
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Cover: Scott Hepburn & Ian Herring

Spider-Man/Deadpool #32 is at its best when showing us the love/hate relationship between Spider-Man and Deadpool. Even if the heroes make fun of each other, they are truly best friends, as the beginning of the comics proves.

The story starts in a near future where a Deadpool Life-Model-Decoy (LMD) fatally wounds Spidey. In order to save him, the real Deadpool transfuses his blood into the web-slinger without telling him. While this proves to be a successful strategy, it leaves the wall-crawler stuck in a wheelchair permanently.

More from Spider-Man

Then we take another leap in time by going to a distant future where things are not going well for our heroes. They do their best to fight hordes of Deadpool LMDs (alongside the future version of the Fantastic Four), but things quickly take a dark turn. The LMD’s manage to kill Spidey even with Deadpool’s efforts of keeping him alive during the whole battle. This devastates the Merch With a Mouth, so he decides to go back in time and prevent this from ever happening.

Watch your favorite shows on fuboTV: Watch over 67 live sports and entertainment channels with a 7-day FREE trial!

The whole comic shows how much Deadpool and Spider-Man care about each other. This gets you involved in a story that may somehow feel out of place with the last issue. Readers who wanted to know what exactly happened with our heroes in the present have to wait even longer now, which is a shame considering the interesting ideas that were set-up in Spider-Man/Deadpool #31.

Sadly, this isn’t the only problem that this issue faces. The art style is not as marvelous as other entries in the series. An old, bearded Deadpool fighting next to a Spider-Man who is in a wheelchair should look really good, but it ends up falling short.

Next: Russo Brothers discuss Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War

Fortunately, these problems don’t detract much from the great relationship our heroes show throughout the rest of the story. Seeing how Deadpool fights with everything he has to keep the web-slinger safe is something rather nice. (Besides, the way the fourth-wall is broken here is amazing.)

This entry may not reflect how good the series is, but it is not a failure either. It succeeds in what it needs to, and that is showing why Spidey and Deadpool work so well together.

. Robbie Thompson, Scott Hepburn, Ian Herring, VC’s Joe Sabino. . Spider-Man/Deadpool #32. C+

With more comics coming down the line it will be interesting how this issue affects the rest of the story as a whole. Spider-Man/Deadpool #33 comes out on May 23rd, so be sure to come back for our review on that one.

What do you think of Spider-Man/Deadpool so far? let us know in the comments below!