Much like every plan Deadpool’s ever had, there are about a million ways Deadpool’s first movie could have gone wrong. It’s a superhero deconstruction, wrapped inside a romantic comedy, sprinkling body horror on top of the comic book origin story template. If played wrong, this could have been a crass, unforgivable trainwreck, leaving everyone in the theater feeling like Deadpool after he used Colossus as a kickboxing bag. [Read more…]
As you may have heard, Deadpool is starring in his very own rom-com this Valentine’s Day weekend.
Naturally, this is a great time to start reading romantic Deadpool comics! I have put together a list of the 10 best places to start, as well as a full Deadpool reading order for all to enjoy! [Read more…]
Spoiler alert: Deadpool dies in this issue. Headlining eighty-plus pages of awesome, exiting writers Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn kill off the “Merc with a Mouth”. Not a hoax. Not a dream. Not a… gimmick? Well… [Read more…]
A comprehensive Deadpool reading order, from A to Dead. Enjoy! [Read more…]
For the uninitiated, let me get you up to speed. Captain America is a super soldier, who fought in WWII, was frozen in ice, and revived in modern times to lead the Avengers. Recently, he got the super soldier serum sucked out of him in a fight, because comics. This has left him a frail old man, but an old man with the skills and battle knowledge that he has acquired over the last half of century. Deadpool is another super soldier, of sorts, made stronger by the Weapon X program, the same one that bonded adamantium to Wolverine. He also breaks the fourth wall, a lot, and knows full well he is a comic book character. Now, on to this issue! [Read more…]
OK, guys, it’s time for a very special series to hit the ‘overview’. In 2004, Marvel kicked off one of the most humorous books of the past 20 years – ‘Cable and Deadpool’! In honour of that series, this overview will feature a special guest, none other than the Merc With A Mouth Himself – DEADPOOL! [Read more…]
Hey! So I’m totally not caught up with my Deadpool reading at ALL, but apparently Deadpool is the latest and greatest to become a part of Marvel’s ongoing Point One series (they do an issue 40.1, for example, which explains everything that happens in issues 1-40. In theory, it’s everything I’ve ever asked for in keeping readers up to date with their favorite comics, but I’ll have to collect my thoughts on it in full some time. Like why you have to pay for the recap issue in addition to your new comics…).
For the recap issue, current Deadpool writer Daniel Way wrote as if the comic were a musical. This is a perfectly insane creative decision for a Deadpool comic, and even better yet, the book’s editor Jordan D. White WROTE AND PERFORMED ALL THE DAMN MUSIC. In real life. And you can listen to it right now, for free, just by clicking through! [Read more…]
I haven’t really learned a lot about life from Archer season one. I think maybe I learned about avoiding ants in my office place, and also to never EVER use “M as in Mancy” when trying to communicate letters over the phone, but otherwise, this isn’t really a life lessons kind of show. That said, it did make me think a lot about the potential for animated television and how that relates to the comic book industry, the benefits of in-laws and also the Arrested Development movie that may or may not happen. [Read more…]