Deadpool 2 is set to dethrone Avengers: Infinity War at the box office this weekend. And many of you moviegoers may want to check out the 'Merc with a Mouth's humble comic book origins.
But navigating Deadpool's comic book history since first appearing in New Mutants #98 back in 1991 can be a bit overwhelming.
That's why I've put together this quick list of the Top 3 Deadpool Comics to Start With.
Long before Deadpool was a household name, (is Deadpool a household name?), he showed up as a villain in the X-Men's little siblings comic, The New Mutants.
If you want to read DP's story from the beginning, this is the place to start. Here's the rundown on what'll you find in Deadpool Classic Vol. 1:
He's the Merc with a Mouth, the Assassin with Elan, the Wryest Wisecracker of the Weapon X Program, now in a collection of his earliest sagas! Deadpool, with sidekick Weasel in tow, sets out on a quest for romance, money and mayhem - not necessarily in that order - only to learn he's being hunted by an enemy he killed years before! As if that isn't enough, the Juggernaut crashes into the action, and it's the unstoppable vs. the un-shut-up-able! But all may not be lost if the sultry Siryn can inject a little sanity into the proceedings! Will Deadpool be steered toward a better life by his new heartthrob, or stay the chaotic course he's set for himself? The answer is Yes! Guest-starring the New Mutants, Banshee, Sasquatch and more! Collecting NEW MUTANTS #98, DEADPOOL: THE CIRCLE CHASE #1-4, DEADPOOL (1994) #1-4 and DEADPOOL (1997) #1.
When most people think of Deadpool, this is the version that comes to mind.
Lots of wisecracks. Voices in his head. Kinda crazy.
We have writer Daniel Way to thank for that.
He even visited my shop when he was passing through town!
Here's what Marvel has to say about this collection:
Daniel Way's hilarious, action-packed run begins here! When the Merc with a Mouth is hired to rub out Wolverine, sparks will fly! But when both men can regenerate any wound in minutes, how can either one expect to finish off his foe? And whoever wins will have to face Wolverine's murderous son, Daken! Then: The Skrulls haveinfiltrated Earth, but nobody warned them about Deadpool! The invaders replicate Deadpool's healing factor in a new generation of Super-Skrulls - but why is Deadpool himself leading this brigade against Earth? And when NormanOsborn double-crosses Deadpool, the maniacal merc unleashes a full-on assault against Avengers Tower! Norman must pull out all the stops - and that means deploying his new team of bloodthirsty, black-ops Thunderbolts! Collecting WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #21-25, DEADPOOL (2008) #1-12, THUNDERBOLTS #130-131 and DEADPOOL SAGA.
It's Marvel's best-selling graphic novel ever!
And it's the top selling Deadpool collection at Alter Ego Comics.
But it's not for kids. This one is definitely R-rated.
Sidebar: Really, no kid under 16 should be reading Deadpool. I mean, he's a wisecracking version of The Punisher. He kills people...lots of people. C'mon people. Don't be taking your 12 year-old to see Deadpool movies. End Sidebar.
Here's the sales pitch for Deapool Kills the Marvel U:
What if everything you thought was funny about Deadpool was actually just disturbing? What if he decided to kill everyone and everything that makes up the Marvel Universe? What if he actually pulled it off? Would that be FUN for you? The Merc with a Mouth takes a turn for the twisted in a horror comic like no other! Collecting DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-4.
So there you have it.
Three can't miss Deadpool comics to satisfy your need for more Deadpool in your life.
And these are just the tip of the iceberg.
Head out to your local comic shop and they'll be happy to be your guide to more Deadpool.