Horror fans, you are in luck! You know how Deadpool’s captivated the country and broken allllll sorts of box office records with his new movie?? Well, it turns out the Merc with a Mouth is no stranger to the horror genre either. That’s right! Everyone’s favorite box office darlin’ the Sassin’ Assassin has starred in several solid horror comics too. SO, if you like your Deadpool served a la Ryan Reynolds (and who doesn’t?!) then head to the theatre this weekend (along with the rest of America). BUT, if you like your Deadpool filtered through the lens of a horror tale, then this amazing story needs to be included in your reading list. Before he was a big time movie star, Deadpool walked the world of horror. Just like on film, Deadpool delivers. And there’s a lot more to this story than you might expect. Continue reading “DEADPOOL (and horror and zombies and social critique)”→
Cullen Bunn and Ramon Rosanas, the author and illustrator on Marvel’s 2014 graphic novel Night Of The Living Deadpool, taught me two very important lessons with their book. First, I learned they know the genre. The whole book is filled with references, direct and subtle, to all manner of zombie dystopias from Night Of The Living Dead to The Walking Dead to I Am Legend to Zombieland. Second, and much more importantly, I learned if the zombie apocalypse ever does occur I think I want to go through it with Deadpool! Sorry Rick. Sorry Darrell. Sorry Glenn and Maggie (our zombie apocalypse version of Jim and Pam). Sorry Carol. I love you all. And you kick ass. But Deadpool’s the one I want getting me through the apocalypse because he’s the one joking about it the whole time. With Deadpool by your side you might even enjoy yourself. That’s the attitude you’d need! Who wants bleak and depressing reflections on humanity and death when you can own your last-man-on-earth status and walk through the apocalypse singing Tiffany??
Why do so many people watch The Walking Dead? I’ll admit, I was a bit cynical when I first tried to answer this question. I reasoned that people watch The Walking Dead because it has an unprecedented amount of violence, or because Americans love guns. And those elements of the show might be appealing to some viewers, but they don’t fully explain the show’s intrigue. Continue reading “Walking Through The Walking Dead: Ethical Quandaries in Seasons 1 and 2”→