Saturday, January 1, 2005

Deadpool | Comics

Deadpool was a Merc with a Mouth, subjected to a rogue experiment at Weapon X that gives him accelerated healing powers and insanity.

Most of his early life is unknown and when it comes to remember his own past he also cannot recall almost any of it. Whatever memories he still has are all very conflicting. At one instance it is what he recalls to be raised by a single mother who was very abusive to him and then in another, he remembers losing her when he was only five.

That is what he believes to be the reason why he grew up to be a criminal but it turns out later that, he left home in an early age and his parents were still living in the same house they had in Canada. When he came back to that place, Wade Wilson could not recognize his room which his parents kept the same.

He joined U.S. Army Special Forces but had a hard time following orders, so he was kicked out soon. He is rolled into a CIA-sponsored group of mercenary assassins to kill certain targets that need not to live. These are the events that all took place before he was taken to Department K, meet Wolverine or even becoming the anti-hero Deadpool.

Whatever weird stuff Wade did back then is less known but he travelled to Morocco and then Japan to be hired by a Yakuza crime boss. He was sent to get into a rival sumo-wrestling ring of his boss but ended up falling for Sazae, the young daughter of Oyakata, who was training him in wrestling for three years.

As the time came when his employer told him to kill his expert sumo wrestler mentor, Wilson backed out of this assignment that he claims to be the first time in his life. Sazae was left heartbroken after this and Wade relocated to U.S. he came to meet a mutant teenage prostitute Vanessa Carlysle, whom he would fall in love with soon.

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Deadpool | Comics

Then he was hired to kill a British Government operative named Blind Al, who escaped before he could kill her. To get to him, Vanessa was targeted by his new employer but was saved by Zoe Culloden of Landau, Luckman, & Lake. They believed Wade was some sort of messiah who is going to prevent an oncoming cosmic threat.

Weapon X
Wade Wilson found out that he has been diagnosed with cancer and then broke up with Vanessa, so she could live a normal life instead of pinned with him. He even gave up on chemo treatments as he did not wished to prolong the inevitable. Then Department K contacted him with an offer to become a test subject for one of their projects.

He volunteered for the project and is given former Weapon X operative, Wolverine’s rapid healing factor to survive their experiments. Wade found himself in a field mission alongside other operatives Kane, Sluggo and Slayback. At one point, even Vanessa joined the team as mutant shape-shifter Copycat when her abilities started manifesting.

Later Wilson realized that his healing power is failing, thus the cancer came back and horribly deformed his flesh. Considering him a failure, Weapon X rejected him and sent him to one of their secret facility Hospice. There, every patient ends up being experimental test-subjects for Doctor Killebrew and his sadistic assistant Ajax.

Killebrew and Ajax are primarily responsible for turning Wade Wilson into psychotic super-merceneray Deadpool he'd become later. In Hospice, patients used to bet in a "deadpool" for how long they each going to last there. While suffering at the hands of evil geneticist Killebrew, he eventually met cosmic entity Death and formed a romantic relation.

He keeps on taunting Ajax by calling his real name Francis all the time, which earned him the respect of his fellow patients but angered the sadistic assistant. To teach Wade a lesson, Ajax lobotomized his close friend Worm, whom he was forced to kill and end his suffering. Killebrew had a rule that if any of his patients kill another should be executed and so, Francis tore the heart out of Wilson before leaving him for dead.

His thirst for vengeance was so strong that it eventually jump-started his healing factor once again to save his life by regenerating his heart but unfortunately couldn't cure his scars. Nevertheless, Wade quickly rushed out to find Ajax after beating up all the guards in his way and he finally got to and shot his enemy before leaving him to die.

Merc with a Mouth
Upon leaving Hospice, Deadpool became an enforcer for Hammerhead before going back to being a freelance mercenary. He was hired by Kingpin and then tangled with his old pal Logan, when he was a spy for the Canadian government. Wade eventually found Blind Al and keep her captive but he killed anyone who ever tried to help her escape.

Years later, he returns to Hospice once again looking for a way to get to Doctor Killebrew and government has assigned Doctor Walter Langkowski to treat him this time, who also happens to be Canada’s super-team Alpha Flight member Sasquatch but Wade abandons this venture as well. Around this time, he got his hands on a teleportation device, which will come in handy later in his misadventures.

Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars
What many doesn't know is that when the Beyonder picked up many superheroes and villains from Earth to his Battleworld to take part in original Secret Wars, Deadpool was one of the selected few. He met an alien woman named Zsaji there, who removed the scars on his face using her power and they both fell in love with each other.

He meddled with a machine to get a new costume after seeing Thor get one but got one in black-and-white that was alive and interacted with his psyche as it was an alien symbiote Klyntar. He left it back to where he found it before Spider-Man arriving to repair his own costume and became bonded to it without knowing its true nature.

Before the event of Doctor Doom stealing Beyonder's power, he briefly started an affair with The Wasp after Zsaji moved on with Colossus. He sacrificed his own life to resurrect Mister Fantastic to save the day and his scars would return for doing so. Wasp was horrified to see his face and wished to Beyonder that he erase this from everyone's memory.

Back in Black
When Spider-Man has removed his symbiotic costume in the bell tower of Our Lady of Saints Church, it felt abandoned and after being chased by a group of alien bounty hunter, it quickly ran from there. It founds a blinded Deadpool in a nearby club fighting Machine Man and bonded to him as he was about to be mind-controlled by Dansen Macabre.

Turning into Venompool, he kicked off all of his attackers and even killed some of them. Aside from having tentacles, Wade discovers that he can now shoot webbing like Spidey. Wilson recalls their time from Battleworld and decides to keep the suit this time. Soon the dup will be persuaded by extraterrestrial bounty hunter Killer Thrill, Guzz and Coldwar.

After defeating Dansen Macabre, he briefly teamed up with Power Pack to fight Zn'rx soldiers, took down White Rabbit alongside Black Cat and devoured Coldwar when engaged. It gotten into beef with Kraven the Hunter for mistaking it as Spider-Man and finally saved the latter's life by forcing Killer Thrill to leave him alone before letting go off the suit, which goes back to the church it came from and bonds to the next host, Eddie Brock.

For more information on Deadpool comics series, you can check out these links below.

Deadpool (Comics) Wikipedia


Deadpool (Comics) Marvel Wikia


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Gags, Booms and Wade Wilson

Here is your links to buy "Deadpool" comics from Marvel Comics on Amazon.

Wolverine – Tales of Weapon X (Softcover)


Wolverine – Tales of Weapon X (Hardcover)


Deadpool – The Circle Chase


Deadpool – Sins of The Past


Deadpool Classic Vol 01


Deadpool – Mission Improbable


Deadpool – We Don’t Need Another Hero


Deadpool Classic Vol 02


Deadpool Classic Vol 03


Deadpool Classic Vol 04


Wolverine/Deadpool – Weapon X


Deadpool Vs. The Marvel Universe


Deadpool Vol 01 – Secret Invasion (Softcover)


Deadpool Vol 01 – Secret Invasion (Hardcover)


Dark Reign – Deadpool/Thunderbolts


Deadpool Vol 02 – Dark Reign (Softcover)


Deadpool Vol 02 – Dark Reign (Hardcover)


Deadpool – Suicide Kings (Softcover)


Deadpool – Suicide Kings (Hardcover)


Deadpool Team-Up Vol 01 – Good Buddies


Deadpool Team-Up Vol 02 – Special Relationship

Deadpool – Wade Wilson’s War (Softcover)

Deadpool – Wade Wilson’s War (Hardcover)

It was the idea of writer Fabian Nicieza (Alpha Flight, New Warriors) who co-create this character for Marvel Comics with artist Rob Liefeld (Heroes Reborn – Captain America, Onslaught Reborn) that made his debut in first volume of New Mutants monthly ongoing series in 1991. This character has appeared in several comic-book titles as main character and sometimes as a supportive character.

After starring in many limited series with single-serving plot of his own, he gets his own monthly ongoing series by writer Joe Kelly (Emperor Joker, Justice League Elite) and collaborating artist Ed McGuinness (Avengers – X-Sanction, Hulk – Red Hulk) in 1997. His own monthly titles are often turned into mini action comedy stories rather than some serious stuff and always provide comic relief in the end.

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The Best Mercenary Ever

Over the years of publication, Wade Wilson has made more enemies than he made friends and though his intentions are not always bad, he is often portrayed as an anti-hero. He would mostly pick up fights with bad guys who are way out of his league but will manage to take them down in the end anyway. Even after all that in his resume, he somehow pulled off being a member of Uncanny Avengers and X-Men for at least once.

In motion picture, this character is portrayed by actor Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins – Wolverine in 2009 first and then later in his R-rated live-action solo Deadpool movie in 2016, which became an impressive Box-Office success, triggering a sequel. Reynolds returns with Deadpool 2 in 2018 which also stars actor Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz as Cable and Domino respectively in the cinematic debut of these characters.
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