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I know there are a lot of Deadpool fans out there and then also a lot of you who think he’s dumb and just is fart and chimichanga jokes, but this arc might be one of the best comics that came out last year.
Deadpool, Wolverine, and Captain America team up when they find out a secret branch of Weapon-X located in North Korea has been stealing their body parts to make clones of them to use for evil. This arc digs into the past of the characters and might be the most emotionally heavy-hitting Deadpool comics ever.
Seriously. I can’t recommend this one enough. The writing is so well balanced, and the team of Shalvey and Bellaire really shines.
Who out there loves this story as much as I do?
It’s finally Friday, and that means that its time for another comiXology guide to one of our favorite comic book characters. This week, we’re dedicated to bringing you the low-down on the man they call “The Merc With a Mouth” - the one and only Deadpool!
Thanks to his tendency to refuse to remain in one universe or timeline for any meaningful length of time, Wade Wilson is definitely one of the more confusing characters in the comic landscape. But this snarky parody of the comic book world is also one of the major reasons that he has become the beloved fan-favorite that he is today. If you feel like you need some help figuring this guy out (you aren’t alone), then read on and take a crash course into degeneracy with…
A comiXology Guide to Deadpool!
You probably already know about Deadpool’s well deserved reputation as a big ol’ jerk and generally insane individual, but where did all of this madness begin? The first appearance of the character was in New Mutants #98, as a character that seemed to have a very striking similarity to a certain DC character known as Deathstroke. Co-creator Fabian Nicieza even went so far as to provide Deadpool with the name “Wade Wilson”, after Deathstroke’s secret identity “Slade Wilson”. Although he changes drastically in the years to come, New Mutants #98 set the stage for the kick-ass character that is Deadpool.
Arguably the best iteration of the modern Deadpool that we all know and love came from his involvement in Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force. Although he dons a different costume, Deapool’s antics and sardonic wit are in full force while the he and the rest of the X-Force (a group of mutants recruited to do the dirty work the X-Men wont do) team up to stop Apocalypse by any means necessary.
Fabian Nicieza returned to the character he helped create in a major way with the funny, action-packed, and totally nuts Cable & Deadpool. A series that truly lives up to Deadpool’s reputation, this is a great place to become introduced to the hilarity and insanity that we have come to expect from Wade Wilson.
When Gerry Duggan (gerryduggan) teamed up with comedian Brian Posehn to bring us Deadpool’s current series, they obliterated the notion that Deadpool couldn’t be a strong character without a team to balance him out. This run gives us a bit of a darker take on the character, but doesn’t skip out on the comedic elements that have become Wade Wilson’s trademark. If you want to get caught up with Wade Wilson’s modern life, then this is a great place to start!
If you’re a fan of the current Deapool series you’re going to want to check this one out since it’s brought to you by the masterminds, Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan with artist extraordinaire Reilly Brown delivering you delicious digital carnage.
Better hop to it since it ends tonight!
All these comics are just 99¢ each! Plus we have 3 bundles if that’s yr kinda thing.
Red She-Hulk #58-62,
Uncanny Avengers (2012) #1-5,
Iron Man (2012) #1-5,
All-New X-Men (2012) #1-5,
Avengers Assemble (2012) #9-13,
Fantastic Four (2012) #1-3,
FF (2012) #1-3,
X-Men: Legacy (2012) #1-6,
Thor: God of Thunder (2012) #1-5,
Captain America (2012) #1-5,
Indestructible Hulk (2012) #1-5 , (46)
Journey Into Mystery (2011) #646-650,
Avengers (2012) #1-6,
Deadpool (2012) #1-6,
Thunderbolts (2012) #1-6,
Avengers Arena (2012) #1-6,
Cable & X-Force (2012) #1-5,
Morbius: The Living Vampire (2013) #1-5,
New Avengers (2013) #1-6,
Uncanny X-Men (2013) #1-5, -need 4 & 5
Savage Wolverine (2013) #1-5,
Superior Spider-Man (2013) #1-5,
Wolverine (2013) #1-6,
Uncanny X-Force (2013) #1-6,
Young Avengers (2013) #1-5,
Nova (2013) #1-5,
Secret Avengers (2013) #1-5,
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #0.1 & 1-3
Shane’s Picks of the Week (10/9/13)
- PICK OF THE WEEK: Thor: God of Thunder #14 - JASOOOOOOOOOON AAAAAAARONN! FAAAAAANTASTIC!
- Batman #24 - Guys… did you see the Riddler blow that dude’s arm off? Jeeze Louise. That was my favorite Villians Month book, but I’m pretty stoked Zero Year is back in full swing tbh. Also this book is double length! Bigger is better, amirite?
- Deadpool #18 - I think this cover is rad, also this arc is rad. On a scale of one to rad I rate this “rad!”
- Infinity #4 - I cheated and read this already and y’all are in for a treat. Thor is a certified BAMF
- Afterlife With Archie #1 - I never ever thought I would have an Archie book on my list, but… here we are. Francavilla is the man and yeah! zombies! Halloween is coming! Fall is here! The only thing better than this would have been “Pumpkin Spiced Archie”
Shane is the marketing assistant at comiXology and is working on a script for Pumpkin Spiced Archie #1.
Shane’s Picks of the Week (9/25/13)
- PICK OF THE WEEK: Saga #14 - Because duh.
- East of West #6 - I only just started reading this when the trade came out the other week, and I really really dug it. It’s got western stuff, its got sci-fi stuff, its got apocalyptical stuff. So it’s got pretty much everything good.
- Rat Queens #1 - If you know me you’ve probably heard me talk about this book a bunch. I’ve been really excited for this for a while and not just because I enjoy girls who enjoy magic and adventure and drinking… but mostly because of that.
- Sex Criminals #1 - I actually already read this and I fell completely in love with it. If I made a wishlist of two things I would want in every comic ever it would be Vladimir Nabokov references and crudely drawn doodles of people having sex in various positions. It’s like Fraction read my dream journal or something…
- Deadpool vol. 4 #17 - This new arc, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, is so freaking good. Seriously, go back two issues to #15 and pick it up because it’s incredible. Shalvey’s art is just spot on. Best Deadpool I’ve read in a long time.
Shane is the marketing assistant at comiXology and can’t wait to try out the Fleshy Lightswtich.