(One of a kind)
by Phil Perich for the True Believers Blog, a part of the Nuff Said Universe
So there’s this little movie coming out on February 12, 2016 called Deadpool that a few people may have heard about (China for sure). I figured that I would take this week to run down some of Deadpool’s best moments from his first ongoing series (1997-2002), to show what the people of China will be missing out on.
- Playing Rochambeau with Captain America (Deadpool #25—February 1999)
The first 25 issues of Deadpool’s first ongoing series dealt with a prophecy that an alien messiah was coming to Earth to bring world peace and Deadpool could help usher it in. The only problem was that world peace would come when the alien mind controlled every person on the planet, basically turning them into mindless zombies with no free will. The only person to escape the mind control was Deadpool. To save the world he had to get past the alien’s mind controlled bodyguard, Captain America! With the fate of the world in his hands, how did Deadpool save the day? He kicks Captain America in his “stars and stripes”!
2. Flushing their relationship away (Deadpool #67—July 2002)
The Rhino is a one of the strongest supervillains in the Marvel Universe. You probably want the Hulk or Thor nearby to defeat him right? How about…Deadpool? After using some spare Pym particles a few issues before to shrink the Rhino down to about the size of an action figure, Deadpool keeps the Rhino for a few days like a pet hamster and even a keychain at one point. But once the miniature Rhino attacks Deadpool, the “Merc with a Mouth” gives his foe the old dead goldfish treatment.
3. Weird Science (Deadpool #0—January 1998)
In this issue that was only released with that month’s Wizard magazine (remember that?) Deadpool comes in contact with the evil scientist Arnim Zola, who was creating an army of dead supervillains and heroes by using their DNA to create artificial “clones” of them. Needless to say, Deadpool had a great time sending them all back to the afterlife. He even appeared to be about to shoot the live Zola before the scientist offered him a trade for his life. The last page revealed what “payment” Deadpool received, subservient clones of Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man’s long dead girlfriend!
Well I hope you enjoyed that quick glimpse into Deadpool’s past. If you’d like to learn more, or if you want to share any thoughts on Deadpool, contact me!
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