Spider-Man/Deadpool #50 //Review
How do you wrap up 50 issues worth of iconic Spidey/Deadpool friendship? Throw in references, universe hop, include all of the characters you can, and break the fourth wall as much as possible. Don't take yourself or the content too seriously, it's not what Deadpool would want. In Spider-Man/Deadpool #50 writer Robbie Thompson lets loose and goes all out with the help of artists Jim Towe, Mark Horak, and Sean Parsons (ink assistant), colorist Brian Reber, and letters by VC's Joe Sabino.
The Manipulator previously took away Deadpool's ability to break the fourth wall, but now it's back in all of its glory. To try and one up the Manipulator, Deadpool has Gwenpool, currently living in the space between the panels, reading up on back issues of comics to look for weaknesses while he and Spider-Man travel through the universe pulling heroes from other comic teams. But is the Manipulator really what he seems to be or has the duo been manipulated one last time?
It's evident that Thompson had a lot of fun writing this issue. Deadpool and the editor interact through the editor's notes, there's a billboard referencing Avengers Endgame, and the classic Spider-Man pointing at Spider-Man meme but with Silk. Thompson even takes the opportunity to really say "screw it" and put himself in the story.
The art team had the opportunity to show their skills on multiple characters including classics like Captain America, The Fantastic Four, and even Squirrel Girl, and they went all out. Despite how much was going on, things still retained an element of cohesiveness as Deadpool, Spidey, and even Gwenpool appeared on most of the pages.
This story is over the top ridiculous in the best way. It's an absolutely hilarious meme-filled shitposting dream. There's no better way Spider-Man and Deadpool's adventure could've ended.