Written by Gerry Duggan
Art by Matteo Lolli
Inks by Christian Dalla Vecchia
Colors by Ruth Redmond
Wade Wilson is wanted by the FBI for the murder of S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson. Not only is he wanted, but he’s made the Ten Most Wanted list. As he breaks into a local police station to find a Hydra Commander, he is confronted with the weight of some of the stuff that he’s done recently and how screwed up it is. After murdering the Hydra Commander, Deadpool decides to make a kill list that includes “Stevil Rogers” and the real Steve Rogers as well. After stealing a police cruiser, Wade decides to dig up some supplies and take care of some unfinished business.
After an awkward moment with Terry and the kids at their home, Wade gets a call. It turns out the deal he made with Stryfe includes taking out four people in exchange for the ones he spared. After getting the first name and refusing, Stryfe shows Deadpool just how vulnerable he really is. Wade decides this is the perfect moment to listen to some advice he got from Sabertooth and proceeds to cut some ties weighing him down as he hits the road in search of his first contract.
Deadpool has always been one of those characters that can so easily cross the line from cool to camp and it’s interesting to see just how deeply he’s become invested in the lives of others recently. That being said, it is more gratifying to see that those ties are becoming a liability that Wade must overcome. Duggan does a great job of keeping Deadpool consistent personally, but conflicted externally. It rounds out the character and makes the moments that he starts to get a twinge of regret, feel real. It’s also entertaining to think that Wade is going to rebuild his life by taking some others. The art is well done and I enjoy the frenetic anime style to many of the panels.