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Deadpool is a Marvel Comics anti-hero created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza. Deadpool has been (and still is) a character closely associated to the X-Men, however, he has appeared in several Marvel Universe series as he gained popularity due to writer Joe Kelly making him a Meta Guy known for his fourth-wall breaks.

For various Deadpool comic series, see here. He has also appeared in various Marvel Universe media:

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Comic Books

    Deadpool original and ongoing series 
Due to the Marvel Legacy renumbering, Marvel's tendency to cancel then relaunch books with the same title, and retroactively regarding the first two miniseries as first two Deadpool volumes, there is considerable disagreement between the publisher, collectors, and fans about identifying the various Deadpool-named comics by volume number, year of release, Marvel Legacy renumbering, or something else. Further confusion comes from the comic industry tradition of using actual publication dates versus the cover dates.

  • Deadpool: The Circle Chase aka : August to November 1993, 4 issues by writer Fabian Nicieza and penciler Joe Madureira. This miniseries introduces Deadpool's sidekick and tech supplier, Weasel, as they hunt for the prize from Tolliver's will. Previously only shown taking lives, Deadpool saves a life by helping heal Vanessa.
  • Deadpool: Sins of the Past aka : August to November 1994, 4 issues by writer Mark Waid and penciler Ian Churchill. First look at what's under Deadpool's mask, much to Deadpool's dismay; he takes an instant liking to Theresa Cassidy (Siryn) and doesn't want to repulse her.
  • Deadpool volume 1 aka : January 1997 to September 2002, issues #1-69 plus specials and annuals. This is Deadpool's first ongoing series. It had multiple writer/artist teams, including:
    • #1-10: Writer Joe Kelly and penciler Ed McGuinness. Supporting cast includes Blind Al, a prisoner in Deadpool's San Francisco "Deadhut" lair who trades insults and pranks with him between fearing for her life; Weasel, his previously-introduced sidekick; and members of Landau, Luckman, and Lake (LLL) who are trying to follow prophecy and shape Deadpool into their heroic "Mithras" instead of The Chosen Zero. His crush, Siryn, acts as a Morality Pet, but his interest in Typhoid Mary complicates matters. Deadpool breaks the fourth wall a few times.
    • #11-25: Writer Joe Kelly and multiple pencilers, mostly Walter McDaniel and Pete Wood. Deadpool tries to help Typhoid Mary until she bed tricks him posing as Siryn. Weasel flees the country after Deadpool puts him and Al in the Box. Arch-Enemy T-Ray nearly kills Deadpool, bruising his ego and his mental stability. Al sticks around out of mixed Stockholm Syndrome and fear that Deadpool would be even more dangerous without her calling him out. The Deadpool-as-world-savior "Mithras" story arc and other plot threads since issue #1 are wrapped up in issue #25 due to an expected cancellation.
    • #26-33: Kelly continues writing when the book lives after all, but Blind Al is gone and Deadpool gets a new supporting cast of former minor characters. Issue #28 has the moment credited as Deadpool breaking the fourth wall for good when he tells Bullseye that they last saw each other in issue #16. T-Ray does another whammy on Deadpool in a Twist Ending, then Deadpool gets a month-long vacation with Death before his new writer comes onboard.
    • #34-45: Writer Christopher Priest with pencilers Paco Diaz and Jim Calafiore, ramping up the fourth wall breaking with his run opening and closing on characters reacting to Priest as the writer. When Deadpool refuses to believe Loki is his father, Loki curses Deadpool to have his life fall into ruin via looking like Tom Cruise— er, "Thom Cruz"— "until thou dost seek thy father's forgiveness". Deadpool decides he's a villain again and briefly sublets an apartment with The Constrictor and Titania.
    • #46-56: Co-writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Buddy Scalera with varying pencilers, bricking over the fourth wall as Deadpool takes on mercenary jobs, including a conflict with The Punisher. Vanessa returns to his life (and bed) with her shapeshifting powers running amuck.
    • #57-64: Writer Frank Tieri with pencilers Georges Jeanty and Jim Calafiore. Subtitled "Deadpool: Agent of Weapon X" and "Deadpool: Funeral for a Freak" for each of its two story arcs. Deadpool is dragged back into Weapon X by Sabretooth, then goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against them when Kane kills a child and his girlfriend is killed off by Sabretooth. After Deadpool is "killed" by Weapon X, he attends his own funeral, gets resurrected, and temporarily splits into alternative selves.
    • #65-69: Writer Gail Simone and artist collective UDON, increasing the frequency of "little yellow boxes" to become a defining characteristic as Deadpool narrates his life to himself and addresses his readers. Deadpool clashes with the Black Swan, a more refined assassin whose retirement was spoiled by Deadpool and seeks revenge by tampering with Deadpool's mind. Deadpool ends his first ongoing series explosively.
  • Agent X aka : September 2002 to December 2003, issues #1-15. Cable was relaunched as Soldier X to more obviously tie-in to the X-Men, and Deadpool as a series similarly relaunched as Agent X, but the identity of the titular character is initially ambiguous as to whether it's actually Deadpool with amnesia, in disguise, or an Expy. The final issues post-cancellation reveals who Agent X is and reintroduce the real Deadpool in preparation for his next ongoing series, which pairs him with Cable.
  • Cable & Deadpool aka : May 2004 to April 2008, issues #1-50. Writer and Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza returned for the series. After cancelling Soldier X and Agent X, Cable and Deadpool shared this ongoing series and formed an Odd Friendship.
  • Deadpool volume 2 aka : November 2008 to December 2012, issues #1-63 plus specials and annual. The second solo Deadpool ongoing series, but third ongoing series with him starring. Writer Daniel Way carries over elements introduced in a Wolverine: Origins story arc note  where Deadpool views the world through "Pool-O-Vision" (hallucinations and delusions) and develops white caption boxes that clash with his little yellow boxes. Deadpool tries to die, but he never stays dead.
  • Deadpool volume 3 aka : January 2013 to June 2015, issues #1-45 plus annuals. Part of the Marvel NOW! relaunch (but not a reboot). Co-writers Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan start the series with a job from SHIELD Agent Emily Preston to kill zombified dead American presidents; it ends with everyone dying for the Secret Wars crisis crossover. In the middle, Deadpool faces horrors from his past, marries the succubus Shiklah, builds friendships, and contemplates what happens to people in his life.
  • Deadpool volume 4 aka : January 2016 to November 2017, issues #1-36 plus special. Writer Gerry Duggan returns. Part of All-New, All-Different Marvel, with Deadpool Back from the Dead post-Secret Wars. After issue #36, the series was retitled and renumbered to become Despicable Deadpool, reflecting his status after Secret Empire.
  • Despicable Deadpool: December 2017 to July 2018. Issues numbered #287-300 due to the start of Marvel Legacy renumbering, but continuing from the prior Deadpool volume. Writer Gerry Duggan.
  • Deadpool volume 5 aka : August 2018 to September 2019, issues #1-15. Writer Skottie Young.
  • Deadpool volume 6 aka : Began November 2019 with issue #1 post-Absolute Carnage tie-in. Writer Kelly Thompson.
  • Deadpool: Black, White, and Blood (2021): Anthology of one-shots.
  • Deadpool: Samurai (2018-2021): A manga running in Shonen Jump. Writer Sanshiro Kasama.
  • Deadpool volume 7 aka . Launched in November 2022, initially written by Alyssa Wong and illustrated by Martin Coccolo.

    Deadpool mini-series and limited series 
Some of these series have their own pages for information and tropes in them:
  • Deadpool: Wade Wilson's War: August to November 2010, 4 issues. Alternate universe.
  • Deadpool Killogy and spinoffs:
    • Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe: October 2012, 4 issues. Psycho Man messes up Deadpool's brain trying to make him into a more effective killer. It works... too well. This version of Deadpool is nicknamed "Dreadpool".
    • Deadpool: Killustrated: March to June 2013, 4 issues. Continuing from Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Dreadpool tries to kill fiction itself by targeting characters from classic literature.
    • Deadpool Kills Deadpool: September to December 2013, 4 issues. Dreadpool targets multiple previous and newly introduced versions of himself for death, such as Deadpool Pulp, Lady Deadpool, Kidpool, Dogpool, and Headpool.
    • Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again: July to September 2017, 5 issues.
  • Deadpool: Suicide Kings: June to October 2009, 5 issues. Deadpool is framed for burning an occupied building, and tangles with The Punisher, Daredevil, and Spider-Man.
  • Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth: September 2009 to September 2010, issues #1-13. A.I.M. sends Deadpool to the Savage Land to retrieve a bioweapon— the decapitated but still sentient head of Deadpool from Marvel Zombies. HYDRA wants "Headpool" and its zombie virus for themselves. Deadpool realizes a zombie apocalypse would suck and goes dimension-hopping to get Headpool home.
  • Deadpool Team-Up: December 2009 to May 2011, issues #900-883 (numbered in reverse). Though it was billed as Deadpool's third ongoing series, it wasn't a solo title, has a separate name, and wasn't included in the legacy renumbering.
  • Deadpool Corps: Preceded by the 5-issue Prelude to Deadpool Corps in May 2010. June 2010 to May 2011, issues #1-12. Featuring distaff counterpart Lady Deadpool, Headpool, Kidpool, and Dogpool in an all-Deadpool team to save the multiverse.
  • Deadpool: Pulp: November 2010 to February 2011, 4 issues. Similar to the Marvel Noir line, but in the 50s. Featuring Government Conspiracy and a conflict with a Femme Fatale against a backdrop of communist paranoia.
  • Deadpool MAX: December 2010 to September 2011, issues #1-12. Part of the Marvel MAX imprint and alternate universe.
  • Deadpool MAX II: October 2011 to March 2012, 6 issues.
  • Fear Itself: Deadpool: August to October 2011, 3 issue tie-in to the Fear Itself event. Written by Chris Hastings (creator of The Adventures of Dr. McNinja).
  • Night of the Living Deadpool: March to May 2014, 4 issues. Alternate universe zombie story.
    • Return of the Living Deadpool: April to July 2015, 4 issues.
  • Deadpool's Art of War: December 2014 to March 2015, 4 issues.
  • Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars: July to October 2015, 4 issues, tie-in to the original Secret Wars (1984) during the 2015 event.
  • Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos: August to November 2015, 4 issues, tie-in to Secret Wars (2015).
  • Spider-Man/Deadpool: March 2016 to May 2019, issues #1-50. As the title says, Deadpool is paired with Spider-Man. Published concurrently with Deadpool volumes 4 and 5 and Despicable Deadpool, but not counted towards the Deadpool Marvel Legacy renumbering.
  • Deadpool & The Mercs for Money volume 1: April to August 2016, 5 issues.
  • Deadpool & The Mercs for Money volume 2: September 2016 to June 2017, 10 issues.
  • Deadpool: Back in Black: December 2016 to February 2017, 5 issues.
  • Deadpool: Too Soon?: December 2016 to March 2017, 4 issues.
  • Deadpool the Duck: March to May 2017, 5 issues
  • Deadpool: Bad Blood: May 2017, graphic novel. Republished as a 5 issue miniseries (under the same title) in 2022.
  • You Are Deadpool: July 2018, 5 issues/
  • Deadpool: Assassin: August to October 2018, 6 issues.
  • Deadpool: Secret Agent Deadpool: November 2018 to January 2019, 6 issues.
  • Deadpool: The End: March 2020, 1 issue.

    Deadpool versus series 
  • Deadpool vs. Carnage: June to August 2014, 4 issues. When Carnage goes on another killing spree, Deadpool is the only one who can track his "random" trail.
  • Hawkeye vs. Deadpool: November 2014 to March 2015, 5 issues beginning with #0. Hawkeyes and Deadpool butt heads over Halloween candy before teaming up to fight bad guys using Halloween as a cover for their evil schemes.
  • Deadpool vs. Thanos: November to December 2015, 4 issues. Trying to prove he loves Death the most, Thanos takes it out on Deadpool, but the universe has stopped dying.
  • Deadpool v Gambit: August to November 2016, 5 issues. Gambit and Deadpool have run cons together in the past, and team up for another in the present. It doesn't go well.
  • Deadpool vs. The Punisher: June to August 2017, 5 issues. It's Deadpool versus The Punisher.
  • Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan: December 2017 to April 2018, 5 issues. A young mutant needs help understanding her powers, but Deadpool and Old Man Logan can't get along.
  • Black Panther vs. Deadpool: December 2018 to April 2019. When Deadpool hunts for vibranium, Black Panther hunts for Deadpool, in a misunderstanding turned team-up.
  • Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool: October to December 2019, 3 issues tying-in to the Absolute Carnage event, temporarily interrupting the ongoing Deadpool series.

    Deadpool team series 
  • Uncanny X-Force volume 1: December 2010 to February 2013, appearing in most of the 35-issue ongoing series concurrently with Deadpool volumes 2 and 3. Writer Rick Remender puts Deadpool on a team led by Wolverine that does black ops work to protect mutants.
  • Thunderbolts volume 2: February 2013 to December 2014, a 32-issue series; concurrent with Deadpool volume 3. Part of a black- and red-themed team with Agent Venom, Elektra, The Punisher, Red Hulk, and later Ghost Rider.
  • Uncanny Avengers volume 3: December 2015 to February 2018, appearing in most of the 30-issue ongoing series concurrently with other ongoing series.


Ryan Reynolds portrays Deadpool on film since 2009. Reynolds' own brand of humor fitting the character like a glove, his determination to have a Truer to the Text Deadpool film made and his subsequent commitment to the role have cemented him in it.

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