Throwback Thursday for February 7th, 2019

He’s one of the most popular and well known characters in the Marvel Universe nowadays. Probably one of the most common cos-players hitting the isles at conventions centers.

That character is Deadpool, making his debut in New Mutants #98 back in February of 1991, one of the most cherished modern key books in personal collections.

Created by Rob Liefeld and he’s still makes sure everyone is aware of that fact.

Deadpool started out as a villain in New Mutants and then also as a villain in the X-Force title that was created shortly after his initial appearance in New Mutants. Named Wade Wilson as a inside joke to Slade Wilson since the first impression of Deadpool to Fabian Nicieza was that Deadpool was just “Deathstroke from the Teen Titans”..

He’s now referred as the “Merc with a Mouth” and is the anti-hero for the most part nowadays.

Deadpool has played huge role in the X-Force series, making his second appearance in X-Force #2.

This Throwback Thursday is going to be brief. Most collectors and even those not even into comics are aware of Deadpool and his history. But it sure is fun to start thinking that Deadpool is now 28 years old. Man that makes me feel old.

7 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday for February 7th, 2019”

  1. I recently had my buddies childhood, off the rack, NM98 graded. And isnt Nicieza co-credited with DPs creation? Or is it solely Liefeld?

  2. This Deadpool fellow sounds interesting. He reminds me a little of Slade Wilson AKA Deathstroke. Is he a popular character? I feel like I saw one or two people cosplaying as him at a con once. I wonder if he’ll get a movie?

  3. I remember when this was on the rack it was heavily ordered because Cable’s 1st appearance sold out and was super hard to find a $20 book day one. There was a stack of NM #98 at my LCS then for 3 or so months and this was a $5 book until 2008 when it was starting to reach $50 in 9.8s

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