Top 3 Favorite Deadpool Comics
In honor of the release of Deadpool 2, I wanted to post something Deadpool related but spoiler-free. So instead of talking about the film, I figured I’d share my top 3 favorite Deadpool comics!
So here they are, in no particular order…
Hawkeye vs Deadpool (#0-#4)
Author: Gerry Duggan | Illustrators: Matteo Lolli, Jacopo Camagni
What more could you ask for?!
With a semi-misleading title, this comic tells the story of the awkward, annoying, and chaotic trio of Hawkeye, Hawkeye, and Deadpool, fighting against bad guys dressed as good guys (while simultaneously battling each other’s egos). It’s light, it’s funny, it’s truly entertaining, and possibly my ultimate favorite.
At first glance, this comic can definitely feel like its focus leans more on Hawkeye than Deadpool, especially due to the opening, ending, and 2 to 1 ratio. But the dynamic, one-liners, and cheekier humor that Deadpool brings to the table is what makes it such a great pairing/versus story.
I have mentioned before that one of the things I find most interesting about the Hawkeye (Clint Barton) comics is the insight on life and experiences with deafness, especially in Matt Fraction’s run. This element carried over to Hawkeye vs Deadpool flawlessly. We often see Wade Wilson half-masked, keeping his Freddy Krueger-esque mouth exposed to more easily communicate with Clint Barton, and even occasionally attempting ASL. This added element really enhanced some of the dialog and interactions between them, and even helped some of the jokes pack a heavier punch.
If you’re a fan of Deadpool or either Hawkeye, I highly suggest checking this one out.
Deadpool Kills Deadpool (#1-#4)
Author: Cullen Bunn | Illustrator: Salva Espin
Deadpool (obviously), Headpool, Dogpool, Kidpool, Lady Deadpool, Golden Age Deadpool, The Deadpool Kid, Venompool, Cesspool, Beard of Beespool, Motorpool, Evil Deadpool, Pandapool, Whalepool, WolverinePool, Spiralpool, Dreadpool, Galactipool, Deadpool the Duck, Dinopool, D.E.A.D.P.O.O.L., and like, a million more.
Plus a superfan Watcher, complete with foam finger.
It’s as chaotic as you would expect an all-out Deadpool suicide war to be, but the overwhelming variety of Pools is what makes it exciting and entertaining.
Night of the Living Deadpool (#1-#4) & Return of the Living Deadpool (#1-#4)
Author: Cullen Bunn | Illustrators: Ramon Rosanas (Night), Nik Virella (Return)
Some people would think that waking up from a self-induced food coma in a Mexican restaurant to find that a zombie apocalypse has begun outside sounds like a nightmare. I think it sounds like a dream. (I mean, come on. Anything that involves chimichangas sounds great to me.)
There are pleeenty of zombies in film, television, and literature, and they just keep coming. Some people think zombies are overdone and overused, and others are diehard fans of certain specific franchises. I tend to enjoy any and all zombie-themed entertainment, as long as each virus or cause is at least a little unique in its origin, or if the method of survival is different than all the rest.
Putting a smartass mercenary in a spandex suit with regenerative abilities and a cursed immortality in the middle of a zombie apocalypse is about as one-of-a-kind as it’s going to get in the world of zombies. On top of that, he can hear the zombies talking, moaning and groaning about their current state, instead of the run-of-the-mill undead sounds we normally get from zombies, which is pretty fun detail.
But wait, there’s more! Just when you thought Deadpool Kills Deadpool had a lot of Deadpools, in issue #4 of Night and throughout the Return issues, any zombie that bites Deadpool transforms into another Deadpool. So. Many. Deadpools.
The 8 comics in this run are truly great. They’re clever, they’re funny, and they’re just overall entertaining. Perfect for Deadpool fans and zombie fans alike. I especially loved the look of the black, white, and bloody coloring of the Night of the Living Deadpool issues.
What is your favorite Deadpool comic? Do you have a favorite alternate Deadpool version? Let me know!
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