Deadpool: Dead Presidents

Episode 62

Greetings, Explorers! Join the gang as they take a look at Deadpool: Dead Presidents, Vol 1. The story was written by Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn, with art by Tony Moore. Marvel published the story in 2013. Deadpool: Dead Presidents gets started with all hell breaking loose when a rogue S.H.I.E.L.D agents decides it is time to bring back dead Presidents of the United States to end the division amongst the citizens of the United States. S.H.I.E.L.D. knows the fallout from “killing” dead presidents is a no-win situation in the eye of the public. Therefore, they decide to recruit Deadpool to deal with the mess, which goes about as well as you would expect.

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Johnny and Dennis (Frankie is on a secret mission with X-Men) kick things off discussing the large number of jokes, parodies, and cringe-humor throughout the book. Secondly, they discuss the caricatures of comedians littered throughout the book, like Patton Oswalt and Scott Aukerman. Finally, they discuss the influences of Ghostbusters, Aliens, the Rampage video game, and other pop culture references on the story.

Further topics include the time Benjamin Franklin slept with Doctor Strange’s girlfriend; the tons of jokes that assault your brain in this story; and last, but not least, the storytelling and art of Deadpool: Dead Presidents.

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Featured music:

Songe d’Automne by Latche Swing

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