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Published March 29, 2021

Marvel's Long Story Short: How Deadpool Became the King of the Monsters

The digital series is back for more super-quick summaries of Marvel's most-loved stories!

Hail to the King, baby! In 2019's run of DEADPOOL by writer Kelly Thompson, Deadpool was crowned the King of the Monsters. But for those of you just joining us, you might need a little clarification. Enter Marvel's Long Story Short! The Marvel digital series is back with more quick takes on some of Marvel's most popular stories, and this time around, it's tackling the Merc with a Mouth and his latest mayhem on sunny Staten Island!

But Mr. -- excuse me, King 'pool is not coming to this party alone. This story also includes the likes of Elsa Bloodstone and Kraven the Hunter! You can read the whole run of DEADPOOL on Marvel Unlimited today, but also make sure to check out the other stories that included the origins of Elsa Bloodstone and Kraven!

DEADPOOL (2019) #1

Deadpool #1

Written by Kelly Thompson
Art by Chris Bachalo (pencils); Wayne Faucher, Tim Townsend, Al Vey, Jaime Mendoza, Livesay, and Victor Olazaba (inks); and David Curiel (colors)

Deadpool’s newest mercenary job has him going after the King of Monsters, who has claimed a new kingdom for his monstrous subjects… on Staten Island! But you know what they say, when you come at the king, you better not miss! The Merc with a Mouth finds himself neck deep in political intrigue, monster law, and a monster hunter out for blood! It’s like The Crown but with even more swords and monsters! Can Deadpool’s smooth charisma and deft diplomacy allow him to keep his head, or will he be royally screwed?

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #2

Amazing Spider-Man #2

Written by Stan Lee
Art by Steve Ditko

Can't get enough of Staten Island in the Marvel Universe? Here's an early trip to the New York City borough where Spider-Man nemesis the Vulture had his hideout!

BLOODSTONE (2001) #1

Bloodstone #1

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Art by Michael Lopez (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), and Color Dojo (colors)

Growing up was tough for Elsa Bloodstone. Her mom was a nerdy archeologist, she was constantly moving from place to place searching for the next ancient wonder, and she never knew anything about her father... until today! What do you do when you discover that your dad was the legendary monster hunter, Ulysses Bloodstone – and that he died doing what he loved best? You take up the mantle and kick some major monster butt… without your mom finding out, of course! Fans of Indiana Jones, Lara Croft or Buffy will definitely dig the hot hero called Bloodstone! With Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning providing the never-rest-for-a-moment story, and beautiful artwork by Michael Lopez, this adventure will be a light-hearted romp through the world of horror and the supernatural! And a character design help from Alex Ross never hurts!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #15

Amazing Spider-Man #15

Written by Stan Lee
Art by Steve Ditko

Spider-Man becomes the most dangerous game in a battle of cat and mouse with Kraven the Hunter in his first Marvel Comics appearance!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2018) #16

Amazing Spider-Man #16

Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Ryan Ottley (pencils) and Alberto Albuquerque (pencils and inks); Cliff Rathburn (inks); and Laura Martin, Brian Reber, and Carlos Lopez (colors)

The Kraven thread gets woven into Spider-Man’s life in a terrifying way that puts Spidey on the road to ruin! If you heard anything about clones, you didn't hear it here!

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the next episode of Marvel's Long Story Short!

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