Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet

by Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan (Writers), Reilly Brown, Scott Koblish, Khary Randolph (Artists), Frank Cho (Cover)
Publisher: Marvel
Format: Paperback
Release Date: July 12th, 2016

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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I have yet to come across a Deadpool story I didn’t really enjoy, yet Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet is probably the best one I’ve read so far. Deadpool, I’ve come to realise, is really at his best when there’s a core relationship in the story, and Dracula’s Gauntlet just about crosses the line into Paranormal Romance, which I found absolutely delightful.

In an attempt to end the conflict in the monster world, Dracula intends to marry a succubus queen of the undead. Hiring Deadpool to find her, Wade sets out on his journey, but it becomes clear all too soon delivering her to Dracula might not be the best idea in the world.

Deadpool in Love is a wonderful thing, and if you’re looking for a funny love story with some great fight scenes, an appearance from Blade and other Marvel cameos, and a romance to cheer on and root for the whole way, this book is perfect.

It’s got the warm, fuzzy feelings I usually get from Romance, alongside great action scenes and appearances from familiar faces, as well as an excellent use of the monster world, as both backdrop and driving the action. The act is wonderful, with pages you can look over for ages, scenes where you’ll want to go back and see what you missed, and the writing has Deadpool’s trademark wit and humour.

This is a really good Deadpool graphic novel, one which really stands out. It shows Wade at his best, a little bit vulnerable, torn about what to do next, and, as always, remaining funny as hell throughout.

So yeah, I thoroughly enjoyed this one, appreciating how the romance elements blended in with everything else. Well worth checking out.

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