"Nothing has gotten into me," he replied in a deadpan voice.
Fans love Kiernan because of his deadpan humor, relatability, and easy smile.
Seen as an answer to every teacher's dilemma of reluctant male readers, the deadpan wit and cartoonish character illustrations have what it takes to engage students and keep them reading.
Max himself narrates with a stone-cold deadpan monologue that will send shivers down your spine and make you glad that you aren't Max Payne.
Perhaps Kirk (and Shatner) is at his best on the comedic episodes, with his deadpan reactions to hundreds of cascading tribbles, for instance.