Don't let the cover scare you. It is far and away the worst art in the entire book, and was probably chosen just because it emphasizes the X-storyline that takes up the second half of the book. The first half is a wildly silly pirate story. Because Deadpool would have to play pirate at least once. The second half is Deadpool "teaming up" with the X-Men (yes, this does tie into a bigger X-Men story arc, Utopia, but you don't really need to be familiar with it to understand what's going on). This was the best Deadpool storyline to date in the new series, with actual character development and everything!