Issue #5 marks the end of the Deadpool the Duck miniseries, and I’m torn on whether or not I’m sad to see a series that brings together Deadpool and Howard the Duck come to an end. This is it, for now at least, and while I wouldn’t mind getting a few more issues out of this series, too much of a good thing often ends up being bad. But enough of that, you don’t want to hear about my thoughts on ending Deadpool the Duck after five issues, you want to know whether or not Deadpool the Duck #5 is worth the read, right?
Deadpool the Duck #5 (Marvel Comics)
Deadpool the Duck #5 was exactly the comic book I had expected it to be. The light, joke-filled pages of this issue gave me good reason to read through the book with a smile on my face, and although the comic wasn’t funny enough to make me laugh-out-loud, I did enjoy writer Stuart Moore’s final chapter. As far as entertainment value is concerned, Deadpool the Duck #5 delivers, and the show is worth the price of admission.
Artist Jacopo Camagni’s work was excellent throughout Deadpool the Duck #5. Each panel was chock-full of energy, and Camagni’s layout work—especially in the ‘action’ scenes—brought the book to life. Also, there is a scene in this issue which may or may not involve vomit where Camagni’s work really shines, so when you pick this book up, be sure to spend a little extra time on those panels.
Typically, mini-series and crossovers leave readers asking questions or wanting more, and with Deadpool the Duck, that isn’t the case. I wasn’t completely satisfied with the conclusion that Moore wrote for the series, and I feel that the ending should have been more ridiculous—more elaborate, but his ending did work well enough to be considered successful, so I’ll stop complaining about it.