This issue picks up the threads left hanging from Amazing Spider-Man Annual #38 and focuses primarily on Deadpool’s discovery of a kindred spirit in Death Wish and his attempts to take down the world’s premiere super-villain – Death Mask. (Think Deadpool, but more lucid, not quite so crazy, who grow up to become Doctor Doom.)
Alternate reality stories are a dime a dozen (just ask the X-Men who did this yet again just a few months ago). That said, this is an entraining enough story that doesn’t force you to read the previous annual to know what’s going on. There’s plenty of Deadpool insanity, including an uncomfortable bonding moment between Spidey and Deadpool.
It’s not for everyone, but Deadpool fans should get exactly (no more, no less) what they expect. Worth a look.