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Fandom Name: Chimichung Chuggers
Type of media: Comics, Movies
What’s it about: Deadpool is a Marvel comic book character named Wade Wilson who cannot die due to an experimental drug he was given to fight a cancer. However what makes him such a fan favorite is he KNOWS he is a comic book character and constantly breaks the fourth wall and talks directly to the reader. The other characters all think he is insane because of this but this allows his jokes to become even funnier. He is so violent and over the top that it surprises us when he shows genuine emotion and care for others. He is a classic antihero who fights and kills for money but also has a code.
For years fans were wanting to see Deadpool on the big screen and when it was announced he would be in Wolverine Origins there was great excitement…until they saw it. The Fox Studio executives got the character so wrong they went so far as to sew his mouth shut. This was a black stain on the fandom for a long time until leaked footage of a concept shot of Deadpool was put on the internet and thanks to such a positive support the film was green lit. The Fox Studios still didn’t really understand the character and wanted to make the film PG but fans again gave such a backlash that they decided to ensure it was R rated so the character could shoot, swear, and be as violent as he was in the comics. The result was an amazing blockbuster movie that has gone on to be the highest grossing R rated film of all time.
Where can you check it out (Officially):
Deadpool (Comics)- Check your local library or comic book shop
Deadpool (Movie)- Netflix
Where to start:
The movie Deadpool staring Ryan Reynolds is an excellent place to start as it perfectly captures the very essence of what Deadpool is all about. If after watching it you find yourself needing more there are literally thousands of comic book issues to get you through. Most recommend starting with Joe Kelly’s run (such as Deadpool #1 by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness) but ask your local comic book shop for more recommendations.
A word of caution though, Deadpool has such a variety of spin off series where he goes to alternative dimensions to kill literary characters, himself in multi universes, and other such crazy adventures. Be sure to start off with some classic Deadpool first before jumping in otherwise it may not make much sense.
Trading Card Stats:
Card #: 69
First Coin: Comics
Secondary Coin: Film
What is the funniest thing you ever saw Deadpool do? What did you think of Ryan Reynolds in the role? Let us know in the comments below