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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Bootleg Deadpool hearts Death #1

Deadpool is going to die (?). In Deadpool's 'Dead' arc, running through Deadpool #50-54, out in Hardcover on July 11th, Wade Wilson a.k.a. Deadpool: The Merc with a Mouth has finally found a way to beat his supercharged healing feeling factor and be with the love of his life, the female embodiment of Death.

Wanting to have a little fun with that, I've taken an existing Deadpool/Death fantasy scene and broken it up into short funnies with all-new dialogue...

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Join me here every Wednesday for more Deadpool/Death shenanigans as we countdown to 'Dead', on which writer Daniel Way has recently shed more light in an interview with

"Despite his miraculous healing abilities, there’s been something out there since the very beginning of the character that can kill him, or at least make it possible for him to die—permanently. The real deal.

"And that’s great news for Deadpool, as that’s been his new obsession. Deadpool’s the type of character that’s always obsessed with the things he couldn’t have or couldn’t do. The best way to motivate him to do something is to have as many people as possible tell him he can’t. For this particular goal, Deadpool hasn’t really sat down and thought out the implications of dying; to him it’s just a goal, not a destination. He hasn’t figured out that dying would be the end of the line for him. He just wants to do it. With his manic personality, he hasn’t considered the ramifications of what that means."

Way continues, "Now with the news that there’s something out there that could actually kill him, it becomes a kind of mystery where he has to find out who has it and get them to use it. At first you’d think it’s just a matter of him going out into the public and making himself as visible as possible, but at this point he’s wanted by Interpol, the N.Y.P.D. and every international law enforcement agency out there. If they grab him, they’ll lock him up and he won’t be able to get to this thing that could kill him. For “Dead,” he has to figure out a Rube Goldberg-style plan to flush out this thing while still maintaining cover from his pursuers. That means sucking in all of these different parties after him to get them to do what he wants them to do. No one knows they’ve been drafted into Deadpool’s plans until it’s too late. This arc has a very big cast."

And that 'big cast' includes The Kingpin, Typhoid Mary, Nick Fury, Wolverine's son Daken, Deadpool's teammates X-Force, and his sometime sidekick Hydra Bob--whom it doesn't appear as though things are going to go well for...

[UPDATE:] You can now find more on 'Dead' and episode 2 of Bootleg Deadpool hearts Death here!

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