What do you get when you cross Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, Howard the Duck, and a case of Space Rabies? You get Deadpool the Duck, that's what. You want comedic writing, well this issue is slam full of it.
The issue starts off with Wade looking over a S.H.I.E.L.D. safe house as his home base of operations when he is given the task to take out a target. Who is the target, we do not found out before the story shifts to Howard the Duck.
When we are introduced to Howard, he is driving around town questioning why is he here when out of the sky falls an alien pod right on his car, totally destroying his vehicle. Just who is in the pod, why Guardian of the Galaxy Rocket that's who. He has been infected by an unknown enemy with a batch of space rabies. While Howard is fleeing for his life, Wade makes an entrance and tries to take the Raccoon down but to no avail. Before you know it, Rocket attacks Wade while he is in Howard's presence by biting his arm. Only problem is, he sinks his teeth into Wade's teleport watch which for some reason causes a dramatic side effect. Now Wade and Howard are one. How will this story end? Who knows but issue #2 hits newsstands on January 18th.
Stuart Moore does Deadpool justice with his writing and the art of Jacopo Camagni adds life to the comics. I gladly give issue #1 a 10 out of 10 rating and I truly cannot wait until issue #2.
Until next time, get your READ on!