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Start Here: Deadpool

Get to know the Merc with a Mouth with these intro comic picks!

Deadpool 101

King Deadpool

in Deadpool (2019) #1

Check out Deadpool in his latest run as the Monster King of Staten Island!

First Appearance

in New Mutants (1983) #98

Deadpool makes an impression on Cable when he crashes a quiet night at the X-Mansion to carry out a hit by a “Mr. Tolliver”. Instantly, the masked merc mouths off.

He Mercs Hard for the Money

in Deadpool (2018) #1

Blockbuster Deadpool. Wade Wilson attempts a fresh start with his humble hit-for-hire business, but when the scales go cosmic, he’s more interested in schmoozing with the Avengers!

Deadpool: World's Greatest

in Deadpool (2015) #1

Yes, the alleged “critics” have spoken and Deadpool is the public’s #1. Try this series that takes Wade through parenthood, Super Hero Civil War and Cap’s alliance with Hydra. It even has issues that don’t take place during a crossover.

Every Hero Needs an Origin

in Deadpool and Death Annual (1998) #1

Before he gained his healing factor, Wilson was a man with terminal cancer clinging at a last-ditch chance. Through the lens of Lady Death, we learn what really happened at Weapon X during Wade’s transformation into Deadpool.

First Solo Series

in Deadpool: The Circle Chase (1993) #1

Deadpool throws in with Juggernaut, Black Tom Cassidy, Weapon X’s Kane, ex-girlfriend Copycat and more in a “May the Best Merc Win” melee for the prize of the cryptic “Tolliver Will”.

Deadpool: Avenger (Seriously)

in Uncanny Avengers (2015) #1

In possibly his worst decision since Secret Empire (try the Reading List!), Captain America recruits Wade for his Unity Squad, an assembly of Inhuman, mutant, and now, Weapon X rejects. Deadpool and the X-Men’s Rogue actually hit it off (mostly in his head)!

Undead Bliss

in Deadpool (2012) #27

Start with #1! After a terror-inducing courtship, Wade Wilson marries Shiklah, demon Queen of Monster Metropolis. Check out their lavishly over-sized wedding… issue!

Snark Vs. Symbiote

in Deadpool Vs. Carnage (2014) #1

This one’s loads of fun. In a tale of uncontained crazy, a criminally insane ne'er-do-well pursues a criminally insane serial killer.

Deadpool: Progenitor of the Universe

in Deadpool Kills Deadpool (2013) #1

In this deranged fan-favorite, guts are splattered and brains displaced when a Multiversal slaughter-fest targets Deadpool and his many dimensional counterparts.

Headpool & Hydra

in Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth (2009) #1

With the swagger of a movie star, Deadpool heads to the Savage Land to collect some dangerous tech on assignment. While there, he adventures with Ka-Zar, “Dr. Betty” and his own severed head.

The Odd Couple

in Cable & Deadpool (2004) #1

Deadpool’s been hired to steal a bioweapon for a cult—and Cable’s not having it! Two buds give into homicidal rage and the fallout is satisfying.

Deadpool Gets an Ongoing Series

in Deadpool (1997) #1

Marvel’s most unstable swings between heartless hired gun and anti-heroic ladies’ man in this establishing run that reads like an action movie parody.