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The Top 70 Deadpool Moments Day 7: But It Just May Be a Lunatic You’re Looking For

May 2nd, 2009 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Back in the day, hermanos used to have all those cool “4th Letter is for…” graphics. Hm… his name does start with D. Yeah, let’s do it.

Neat!

10) Separate Ways
Cable/Deadpool #42 (2007)
Writer: Fabian Nicieza

Cable’s “death” in the comics was oddly done. It took place in X-Men #200 with this Cable/Deadpool issue acting like deleted scenes. Deadpool doesn’t even get a cameo in the big X-Men issue. No respect.

Having just done away with Sabretooth and having smoothed over things with Deadpool for the umpteenth time in their relationship, Cable explains that he needs to destroy the island and destroy all the future-related information in his computers. Deadpool volunteers to find where Cable keeps the backup of that information so he can help take care of it. Right before Deadpool can take off, Cable stops him.

Cable walks through the wreckage of his island paradise and thinks, “Thank you. I’m proud of you. Goodbye.”

I couldn’t imagine a better final moment between the two.

With Cable fighting Gambit and Sunfire, Deadpool is off to find that computer backup while taking on the Acolyte Senyaka. Cable is on the losing end of his fight and thinks about the concepts of sacrifice. Before the island can explode, he makes sure to teleport Deadpool off the island and back to his apartment.

“You sacrifice yourself to keep your dream from being corrupted. But most of all… you do it for the people in your life who matter the most…”

Back in his apartment, the layout is similar to the opening scenes of Cable/Deadpool #1. Deadpool immediately destroys Cable’s computer backup, looks out the window and says, “I wasn’t worth it…”

He turns on the TV to see news of Providence exploding, validating that Cable’s out of the picture. Going from sad to serious, Deadpool ends the issue promising, “…and I won’t let you down…”

9) The Nutshot that Saved the World
Deadpool #25 (1999)
Writer: Joe Kelly

Reader Stuart Little is one of many who asked for this one.

Living up to his destiny in the Kelly series by saving/dooming humanity by preventing their enslavement into mindless, but peaceful and happy drones… by kicking Captain America in the junk

One of the things I like about Deadpool, which I doubt any of the writers intended, is that he’s a man who exists in the pure fantastic of the Marvel world. Marvel is a company that prides itself on being down-to-earth. Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four have what come down to real life problems. Under the gadgets and super-natural the choices they make mirror stuff that we real life people could conceivably one day face.

Deadpool wishes he was down-to-earth, but it’s not likely ever going to happen. Unlike someone like Wolverine, he can’t put his feet back on the ground. He’s weird and sci-fi all day and night. Coincidentally, I feel that comparison works for Cable and Cyclops too, which is fitting in terms of theme. I guess what I’m getting at here is that Deadpool is a staple of the fucked up goings on of the Marvel world and it’s up to him to deal with its strangeness.

Deadpool tries to do the right thing, but therein lies the big problem that tortures the character: what is the right thing? If an alien is going to make everyone in the universe feel frozen in joy, thereby taking away free will, is it right to stop him? If a man wants to mutate the entire world just to eliminate skin color and scrape away from racism, is it right to help him? If a man you personally know and hate has the ability to remove all nuclear weapons from the world and force peace in order to rule the world with good intentions, how do you decide if we’re going to be better off? If some well-meaning heroes with dangerous powers cause a couple major mistakes, should they be forced to work under a potentially corrupt government and found accountable?

You and I are never going to be stuck with those questions, but Deadpool gets stuck having to decide what the right thing to do is. The most major one is the whole Mithras deal.

25 issues led to Deadpool’s climax in the big Mithras storyline. The alien warrior Tiamat handed him his ass the first time around and after licking his wounds, he became inspired by Blind Al’s story of a soldier she used to know biblically back during World War II. As we later discover, that soldier was Steve Rogers. Deadpool goes forth and challenges Tiamat a second time around.

Tiamat has already defeated the armored-up Captain America, used as Deadpool’s Mithras understudy. There are voices in Tiamat’s armor begging him to get to destroying the Messiah and forget about Cap. Then Deadpool jumps in and gets into his rematch. Tiamat is more focused on taking out his enemies than killing the Messiah. This causes the elders of his race to confer to Deadpool and explain the situation. The Messiah isn’t bringing peace: he’s bringing control. He’s going to take away all free will and cause a lack of evolution, ultimately leading to the death of mankind. To show how serious they are, they move the armor from Tiamat to Deadpool. Deadpool desperately wants to removes it, but he’s told that the helmet is the only thing keeping him from the Messiah’s control.

The Messiah has been taking over the planet with a wave of pure bliss. It takes over Captain America’s body and tries to coax Deadpool to stand down. Deadpool has to choose between a world lacking pain and a world lacking expression. He comes to a decision: they will decide the fate of the world through a game of Rochambeau. The mind-controlled Captain America doesn’t know of the game, but plays along. Deadpool explains the concept by going first.

With Cap down, Deadpool goes for the Messiah. The big Shuma Gorath-looking alien asks Deadpool how he can be sure that this is the right thing to do, but Deadpool claims he isn’t. It’s a decision that haunts him, but Deadpool brings freedom to the world whether they like it or not.

Jason Borelli liked this one too:

Cheap, I know, but it was the climax to “Dead Reckoning,” where Wade ended up saving the world, but not in the way he was supposed to. The 13-star American flag as a background was a bit of a bonus.

Jayce Russell went a little more in-depth.

The conversation with Tiamat Captain America in issue #25 is another killer. I like the touch of having Marvel America’s greatest proponent of freedom explaining the beauty of a world without free will, but it’s Deadpool’s stubborn reaction that really makes it for me. The weight of the world on his shoulders, even ‘Pool has to take the time to put in a little idol worship towards Cap – which is always a selling point – but it’s when he gets the reality of the situation shoved in his face, the do-or-die moment of free will vs. a world of ignorant bliss, the fact that he actually hesitates, that he almost gives in, blows me away every time. Sure, he uses it to sneak in for the Rochambeau solution, but watching a character as dirty as Deadpool try to decide if humans deserve the opportunity to completely fuck one another over was good comics. When he looks to that blobby octopus in the sky, when it all finally comes together for him? That’s Deadpool perfectly summed up. “…Just a regular slob… Trying to do the right thing… Without… Getting my head blown off…” A tad delusional, a little self-important, and full of more hating than you could fit in a NIN/Public Enemy mash-up. Not to mention the doubt that he even made the right decision afterwards. It’s one of those moments that just made the character stand out to me.

8) Unmasked
Deadpool: Sins of the Past #4 (1994)
Writer: Mark Waid

I feel a bit guilty for not having any of Sins of the Past on this list until now. The way I heard the story, Mark Waid was offered the job of writing a Deadpool miniseries and took it. Then he did some research on the character and said that if he knew what the guy was like prior, he would have said no. Then he goes and writes a kickass miniseries that paves the way for Kelly’s run.

It’s the story that introduces the Deadpool/Siryn romantic pairing, as well as Dr. Killbrew. As far as I can tell, it’s also the first look at what Wade looks like without his mask and let me tell you, Ian Churchill makes a great first impression. The guy looks like he’s wearing a mask made of chewed bubblegum. It’s nasty.

In the final issue, Deadpool tries to evade the Juggernaut. He jokes at him about how the Hulk, Spider-Man and the X-Men have repeatedly stopped the Juggernaut. He dodges a punch, but the whiff of the miss knocks Deadpool’s mask off. Back in the early days, Wade is very self-conscious about his face. Then again, according to Daniel Way, he still is.

Deadpool is more intent on getting his mask back than dealing with Juggernaut. Siryn uses her shriek to knock Juggernaut off a ledge and into the water below. She finds Deadpool’s mask and offers it to him. Deadpool frantically puts his hands over his head and begs her not to look.

“I don’t appreciate this, Wade. Ye don’t have t’hide from me.”

Then, in the middle of his self-loathing, Deadpool feels her hand caressing his face as she apologizes for her reaction. Deadpool is almost speechless.

“Your touch… You’re very kind.”

Then the two shrug it off and run back into the action.

7) Channel Surfing
Cable/Deadpool #1 (2004)
Writer: Fabian Nicieza

The series begins with Deadpool sitting in front of the television, in just a t-shirt and boxers. The panels repeat the same wide and short dimensions, showing the monotony of Deadpool’s activities. A hold on pop culture helps pick out what shows Wade is watching, but then you lose focus on what’s going on around him. Day and night switches again and again, showing that this is how Deadpool spends most – if not all – of his spare time. It’s not even for certain if he sleeps!

I think it goes back to my earlier mention about Deadpool being removed from the rest of the world. He can’t socialize or fit in, so the only way he can identify with the public at large is to fill himself with television.

For the record, the whole “BEA ARTHUR!” thing really is funny just because of how intense and serious he is at the TV.

He gets a phone call and when asked for Deadpool, wordlessly drops the phone and walks off to get his mask while the guy on the other end of the phone is confused. Then, with his mask on, he sits back down and continues the conversation.

You know who likes this scene? Edward Saul.

For me, it’d have to be the beginning of the “Cable & Deadpool” series – i.e., issue #1 – where Wade is watching the TV, contradicting it that Bea Arthur is the sexiest woman alive, and the phone rings. They ask for Deadpool; he gets up, puts on his mask, and then sits down to talk. As first issue introductions to a character go, it’s certainly not bad – and has the bonus of being pretty amusing too.

I completely agree. I think what makes this such a great scene is that it’s the perfect introduction for not only the series, but Deadpool himself. You show it to your friend and gauge their reaction to see if Deadpool is the right character for them.

6) The End of Ajax
Deadpool #19 (1998)
Writer: Joe Kelly

Deadpool’s being chased down by Ajax, a man of pure evil who wants to eliminate everyone who used to be involved with his sector of Weapon X. Despite their past and his nature, Deadpool doesn’t want to have to fight Ajax, but he doesn’t have much choice. Not only is Ajax specifically out for revenge on Deadpool, but all of Ajax’s victims are now ghosts, haunting Deadpool and forcing him to avenge them.

Killbrew has sacrificed himself and now it seems like Deadpool got the innocent bystander Ilaney dead too. Now all that’s left is for him to wait for the seemingly unkillable Ajax to find him and finish him off.

Speaking of finishing things off, I’m going to let Michelle P. take it from here.

Kelly run, issue #19: I love Ajax/Francis as a villain – to me, he was more of a threat than T-Ray. T-Ray was a bastard, sure, but Ajax represented The Hospice and the dehumanization Deadpool underwent while he was there. T-Ray is frightening at times, but Ajax is disturbing.

There are a lot of great moments in the issue (Killbrew redeeming himself, followed by his death by spinning — that panel with his teeth flying out and his eyes popping is a great example of the “cartoon hell” Deadpool inhabits, btw – comes to mind), but the moment that stands out for me begins just after Ilany “dies”. Ajax finds Deadpool sitting near a lake, refusing to run. Ajax jumps over several traps Deadpool has seemingly laid out, asserting that he is better than Deadpool in every way all the while (I like that Deadpool is silent throughout this sequence; how often does that happen?) – until he trips the actual trap, which was a slippery slope leading to a big rock. Deadpool shorts out Ajax’s powersuit and takes him for a swim. That whole sequence, of Deadpool wishing he could just let Ajax live while they’re both electrocuted in the water, is surprisingly poignant.

What makes this scene for me is that Deadpool hates Ajax. He hates him so much. But he still doesn’t want to kill him. He wants to be a good guy, and he knows that good guys let the bad guys live. I don’t know much about other anti-heroes in the Marvel universe, but I’m willing to guess that’s a pretty unusual sentiment for that type of character. Although Deadpool blames circumstance and his dead friends for forcing him to kill Ajax, the sad fact is that no one can make him kill. It’s always his choice. That he didn’t really accept this shows that he didn’t have what it takes to be a hero. It’s kind of sad.

5) The Enemy of My Clone…
Agent X #14-15 (2003)
Writer: Gail Simone

The final two issues of Agent X are something special. Black Swan has shown himself with the mentally-erased Deadpool in his company. He explains that Alex Hayden is really Nijo, his old right-hand man. The psychic goings on and the explosion at the end of Deadpool’s series have caused their minds and powers to blend together and split back into each other as well as reignite Alex’s lifeforces. What made it for me was that while you could never guess such an explanation, the hints were there from the beginning. Alex Hayden could see Mary Zero and something was keeping Taskmaster from adapting Alex’s movements. He had mental powers that he didn’t even know about.

They go to Alex’s amusement park headquarters so that Black Swan can return everyone’s mind to normal. It’s all a trick so he can remove Nijo’s honor from his own system and double-cross the others by stealing some of their energies and make himself more powerful than ever. Black Swan is able to hover in the air and heal like Deadpool and Agent X.

He mentally attacks Taskmaster and shrugs off Sandi’s bullets. He smacks aside Alex and gets ready to kill them all. Then we get the perfect cliffhanger we’ve been waiting for. A katana appears behind Black Swan, with a yellow word bubble saying, “Hey, Swan…”

Then the next page shows Deadpool impaling Black Swan with two swords, while yelling, “You forgot someone! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!”

The final issue is Black Swan still holding the upper hand, but between Alex, Deadpool, Taskmaster, Outlaw and Sandi, they’re able to distract Black Swan enough to impale him to a van lined with explosives and blow it up from afar. Then they open fire on his dying body and resolve to have him stuffed so he can’t come back ever.

The series comes to an end with Deadpool and Alex getting along for one moment before all hell breaks loose.

Now THAT is a comeback.

4) Hankering for a Spankering
Deadpool #13 (1998)
Writer: Joe Kelly

I’ve talked so much about Deadpool being a hero, but what about him being an anti-hero? An anti-hero is cheap thing sometimes. Usually those considered anti-heroes are good guys with certain vices that we’re supposed to disapprove of but don’t. Most of the time it’s that they’re jerks and they either kill or killed someone they shouldn’t have at some point. And you know what? We as the reader don’t care because killing is cool and being a jerk is even cooler. You asshole.

Deadpool’s been a murdering jerk from the beginning, but we’ve always looked past it for those reasons and because it’s shown in a lighthearted way. He’s not a bad guy. Just a little rough around the edges. He’ll have this hero thing done in no seconds flat.

Then we see him for what he truly is. An argument with Siryn has left him without anyone to lean on. Typhoid Mary tricked him into sleeping with her. T-Ray was getting in his head. But he decides he’s going to let all that slide and move on. He goes to Weasel’s place to hang out. As that’s happening, Weasel secretly visits Blind Al – which both know they’re not supposed to do – and discuss how worried they are about Wade.

Deadpool wanders through Weasel’s apartment and sees that Weasel has a tracking beacon on the two of them. Deadpool wonders why Weasel would be tracking him, until seeing the Weasel symbol floating over Deadpool’s house on the monitor. Deadpool has an almost expressionless look on his face when he gets it. Then his eyes gradually get angrier. He teleports back home and looks furious, telling Weasel and Al, “Daddy’s home, children! And he is very… very disappointed… Who’s hankerin’ for a spankerin’?!”

And STILL it doesn’t set in. His expression is rather cartoony and he’s quoting the Simpsons. Then he slowly explains how he feels betrayed by them, as if he’s the good guy in the situation of “best buddy hangs out with the lonely prisoner”. He slams his fist into the wall and says that everyone betrays him eventually. Copycat, Typhoid Mary, Siryn and now these two. Weasel tries to keep it calm and talk some sense into Deadpool, only to get punched out. There’s no slapstick to it.

Al, who usually has some control on the situation, doesn’t know what’s going on and can only guess that something horrible just happened to Weasel. In the corner, Al’s dog sadly looks on and whimpers. Deadpool grabs Al by both sides of the head and pulls her over.

“Why did you have to make me do this? Why?” is the most horrible, disturbing thing I’ve ever seem come out of Deadpool’s mouth. It’s so fucking irreprehensible that I can’t believe I ever rooted for the guy. When he leaves to go fight T-Ray, you don’t feel bad when he’s nearly killed. Because fuck Wade Wilson.

The next issue delves further into Deadpool’s problems with abusing Blind Al, where he would toss her into a small room filled with sharp objects so she’d be too afraid to even move. Weasel finds himself in the same room and later finds his way out. It’s a long while before he and Deadpool see eye-to-eye again.

3) Ratbag’s Farewell
Deadpool #69 (2002)
Writer: Gail Simone

That one was a downer, wasn’t it? Let’s go to something more uplifting. During Simone’s brief run on Deadpool, she introduced a character named Ratbag. He’s a crazy homeless man who Deadpool hired to join Deadpool, Inc. His official occupation is Deadpool’s biographer, but all he does is hang around and say stuff like, “Cheese in my shoe!” Deadpool takes a shine to him and everything that comes out of his mouth other than his breath.

Ratbag is the opposite of Blind Al. Blind Al was a goofy concept that turned out to be an example of what a bastard Wade can be. Ratbag is also a goofy concept played for laughs, but his closure goes in the other direction.

Deadpool #69 is the final issue, remember. The big theme of the series as a whole has been Deadpool redeeming himself and being a hero. In an earlier article, I talked about the final scene where he fights Black Swan. I mentioned a quote by reader BodyMassageMachine about how this is Deadpool finally fulfilling his role as a hero. Yes… but not for fighting Black Swan.

Black Swan is indeed a bad guy and fighting him helps your PR, but look at the reasons for Deadpool fighting him. He’s trying to make him fix his dying brain or else he’ll kill him as payback. That’s not heroic. It’s understandable, but that’s just him dealing with his own problems.

What makes him heroic is when he brings Ratbag with him. It’s an odd choice at first, but he brings him into Swan’s stronghold along with a suitcase bomb ready to explode and kill them all. Rather than ask Black Swan to fix his own scrambled brain, Deadpool points at Ratbag and says, “You’re good with brains. Fix him.”

Black Swan is reluctant to do so and Ratbag is reluctant to receive his help, but they go through with it. Ratbag starts screaming until Deadpool’s had enough.

With a sane brain, Ratbag – or should I say Erik – has to do the task of calling up Sandi and telling her that the boss won’t be making it home.

In his final issue, Deadpool gave his life to save the mind of a man who owes him nothing and someone who most people would ignore and brush aside, because it was the right thing to do. A hero at last.

2) The Final Days of Worm
Deadpool/Death Annual ‘98 (1998)
Writer: Joe Kelly

Back when Deadpool tells Al he’s letting her go free, he’s teleported away and appears in front of Ajax. Before Deadpool has a chance to make sense of what’s going on, he’s punched off a cliff and his neck is snapped. He has an out-of-body experience, where he meets his old flame Death and goes through memory lane.

We all know the basic story. Wade got cancer, so he joined Weapon X to get a cure. This is the detailed flashback that shows how it all happened. Wade is tossed with the rejects. The pieces of meat Weapon X experiments on for the sake of their own scientific gain. It’s there that we all meet Worm. He’s a Kano-looking fellow with a cybernetic eye that helps calculate probabilities and download information. He and all the rejects take part in gambling on who’s going to die next with Worm handing out the odds. Wade has a healing factor and is considered an important experiment, so the odds of him dying soon are very low. Wade Wilson is deemed the “King of the Dead Pool”.

During the experiments that graft him with his new healing factor, Wade is so near death that he meets Death herself. The two hit it off and fall in love. Now Wade really wants to die, but Dr. Killbrew and his muscle the Attending (who will one day become Ajax) make that impossible. Worm points out how bad the odds are to Wade and lets it slip that Attending’s real name is Francis. Inspired with an idea, Wade goes to town.

“I knew a kid named Francis once… He was so fat he had to iron his clothes in the driveway. Were you a fatty… Francis?”

“What? Who wants quiet time permanently?”

“That would be me, Francis… Say, is it true what they say about little boys with little girl names? They’re too sissy to play football, but not pretty enough to get asked to the prom?”

The others are horrified that anyone would say this to the super-powered sadist, but Worm can see where Wade’s going with it. Attending can torture Wade, but he can’t shut him up for good. It’s in his programming that he has to obey orders and Wade is off the menu. The other prisoners get a kick out of Wade messing around with their tormentor and Worm sees possibilities.

He talks to Wade about how his little war with Attending has brought hope to the others. To see one of their own stand up against their tormentor is giving them back some of their dignity. He calls Wade a hero of sorts, causing Wade to snap. He yells at Worm for even suggesting such a thing. There is no hope in the world. If there was, this Hell subbasement of Weapon X wouldn’t exist. Wade doesn’t give a damn about anyone’s hope. He just cares about himself and he’s doing all this so he can die. Having brought Worm to tears, Wade storms off.

The next day, Attending has Worm tied up to a torture contraption. He can’t kill Wade, but he can get to him through others. Unless Wade gives in and becomes obedient, Worm will pay for it. Wade doesn’t know what to do and asks Worm for advice.

“My hand is dealt, man… Odds are one to one he does me just to teach you a lesson… Don’t fold, Wade… make things right.”

Wade goes into a big rant of insults at Attending, forcing him to turn on the machine and turn Worm into a vegetable.

Wade snaps Worm’s neck, giving him peace. He swears that he’ll kill Attending for this, but as Attending shows, he isn’t going to get the chance. By killing Worm, that means Killbrew will allow Wade to finally be killed. Wade wants to be with Death so much, but he made his oath and it holds him to the realm of the living. Even though Attending has taken out Wade’s heart, his healing factor has kicked in and grew a new one for him. Wade is cheated out of his eternity with Death, but is able to steal some guns and open fire on Attending.

It may not be the funniest issue, but I swear, Deadpool/Death is the one I always go back to. “WADE HERO!” gets me every time.

1) Does Whatever a Scott Bakula Can
Deadpool #11 (1997)
Writer: Joe Kelly

Take it away, BodyMassageMachine!

I’d be remiss if I didn’t add some of DP’s goofier moments; after all, that’s what people know him for. I don’t have the images on hand, but the issue where he goes back in time and uses an image inducer to imitate Peter Parker, nearly kills MJ’s aunt, and has to deal with Harry Osborn’s horribly dated speech pattern is classic.

What else could #1 on the list be but the most inspired Deadpool concept of all time? A battle with the Great Lakes Avengers (calling themselves the Lightning Rods as a way to ape the Thunderbolts’ success) has caused Deadpool and Blind Al to travel back through time. To when? Well, that depends on what world you live in. To Deadpool it’s about 10 years ago. To us in the real world? It’s the 60’s.

Deadpool and Blind Al have ended up in Amazing Spider-Man #47. They use the old art from the old story and introduce Wade and Al into it. Aunt May is knocked out, so Al takes her place. Wade uses his image inducer to take the form of Peter Parker and makes sure to get Peter out of town to make the identity theft complete. Now it’s these two modern characters trying to make sense of a far-gone era.

The original story dealt with Kraven the Hunter trying to kidnap Harry Osborn. When we see him walking down the street, loudly talking to himself, Wade-as-Peter passes him by and comments on what a freak he is. Wade-as-Peter needs to find young Weasel and get him to help him get back to the future. Later, we get the Spider-Man vs. Kraven fight from the original redrawn as Deadpool vs. Kraven. That isn’t what’s important.

The true importance is Osborn jokes. These days, jokes about Norman Osborn’s hair appear in every other comic and maybe Deadpool wasn’t the first to make a big deal out of it, but the never-ending comments here will never be topped.

I fucking love Deadpool.

That’s the end of my countdown, but I still have one of those pesky mini-countdowns left to deal with. Let’s get through the TOP FIVE NOT-QUITE-DEADPOOLS!

5) Ravager IV

If you’ve read that right, you see that Slade Wilson had a half-brother named Wade who acted as a mercenary and wore red. He’s his half-brother on the mother’s side, so his real name is Wade LaFarge. I didn’t do too much research on the guy, but a picture online did show that back in the day, he had the same word bubbles as Deadpool’s early appearances.

So Marv Wolfman basically tried to make fun of Deadpool, but it was in Deathstroke’s solo series, which nobody’s read, so nobody gave a shit. Geoff Johns ended up killing Wade in the pages of Teen Titans.

4) Genepool

The Marvel parody comic What The–?!’s 25th issue dealt with the extreme mutant team the Eccentrics, featuring knockoffs of Cable, Shatterstar, Domino and a… uh, chair. Genepool shows up to kill the Eccentrics for kicking him off the team for eating all the Oreos and gets in a big gunfight with Cable (I mean “Crowbar”) until the chair appears and teams up with Cable to save the day. Listen, it was Tom Brevoort writing it. Cut him some slack.

At least this bit was funny.

Deadpool with a mouth over his mask is plenty off-putting. He’s like Spiders-Man from Earth X.

3) Earth 3 Deathstroke

Joe Kelly may write for DC these days, but a couple years back he wrote Superman/Batman Annual #1, involving the time Superman and Batman first discovered each other’s secret identity. The two are on a cruise ship and Bruce Wayne finds himself hunted down by both Deathstroke the Terminator and some of the Earth 3 villains, including his counterpart Owl-Man.

A comedic mystery man tries to protect him on occasion, but keeps getting shot up before he can say his name. Who is this masked man? Have a guess.

2) Alex Hayden

With so many appearances on the list, I don’t know what else to say about the guy. I suppose I can talk about his recent sumo gimmick. Ever since being given an obesity gene by Hydra, Alex has been a big, gluttonous tub of lard. He’s decided to get back on his game and while he isn’t going to be fit and trim any day soon, he’s still able to kick some ass by throwing his weight around while wearing a loincloth. I’m all for it. Keeping him as Deadpool #2 keeps him obsolete. By changing him around like this and making him more unique, you could put his wheels in motion and go places.

Agent X needs a new miniseries one of these days.

1) Weapon XI

HAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, I’m just messing with you. Alex Hayden’s #1.

Phew! I did it. Exhausting as it may have been, that was pretty fun and I’m hoping that you guys enjoyed it too. My thanks go out to all you readers who kept tuning in, with special thanks to you guys who took the time to send me in your emails for ideas and quotes to leech off of.

Until next time…

Now think of all the years you tried to
Find someone to satisfy you
I might be as crazy as you say
If I’m crazy then it’s true
That it’s all because of you
And you wouldn’t want me any other way!

You may be right
I may be crazy
But it just may be a lunatic your looking for!
It’s too late to fight
It’s too late to change me
You may be wrong for all I know
But you may be right!

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11 comments to “The Top 70 Deadpool Moments Day 7: But It Just May Be a Lunatic You’re Looking For”

  1. “Uh… Nice HEAD, sir” is just about my favourite line of dialogue from any comic, ever. A well deserved #1.


  2. Nice list, Gav. I’m kicking myself for forgetting about Pool unmasking in front of Big Bertha though. I hope someone else sent it in at least, even if you didn’t end up using it; it’s a great moment with just the right dash of dark humor.


  3. If I knew you’d use reader mail, I would’ve put a lot more thought into my suggestions. I don’t know what other character would save the world by doing the exact opposite thing that was hyped up for over twenty issues. And the second Wade brought up Rochambeau, I knew what was coming, thanks to the “Mecha Straisand” [sic?] episode of South Park. I’m disappointed that it only landed at no. 9, but at least it cracked the top ten.

    And I don’t know when the last time Kelly wrote anything for DC. These days, it’s mostly creator-owned stuff and the occasional issue of Amazing Spider-Man. Thinking about it . . . would a Deadpool fill-in arc be possible? Or would Kelly see that as backwards progress?


  4. One of my favourite parts in the Spider-Man displacement story was Deadpool travelling back in time to destroy his best mate’s future. Well, OK, that wasn’t why he went back in time, but he did wreck Weasel’s life without a second thought, which struck me as really cruel and funny.

    The pseudo-Deadpool from the Batman/Superman annual was something I really loved. There’s something about the way he was written that really reminded me of why I found Deadpool so entertaining in the first place, a sort of manic energy and silliness that I’m not sure any of Kelly’s successors quite captured.


  5. well done!


  6. Great collection. I love it, but I have to make my own little cry of pain for lack of inclusion. I still hold out my love for the Wizard bundled Deadpool # 0. I can’t believe that absolutely no mention made it. Here’s a brief summary at Facedown in the Gutters

    http://facedowninthegutters.blogspot.com/2005/10/mystery-box-deadpool-0.html

    And then there’s Deadpool Team-Up, which due to hijinks involving the Beyonder, allows Japan to craft their own Weapon X offspring: Widdle Wade
    http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix2/widdlewade.htm

    I can handle getting passed over in the list due to the obscurity of the Deadpool one-shots, but at least go try them out for yourself folks.


  7. What are you talking about? Deadpool #0 got mentioned in Day 6.


  8. Just wanted to say thanks for this great list and the other fantastic content. I’ve been reading for a couple of weeks now and enjoy it a great deal. Thanks for reminding me that something good came out of the 90′s!


  9. hmm. didnt anyone else feel anything when in the LL&L backstory (issue Minus One) it was revealed wade had cancer?
    the revelation itself wasnt the kicker, rather the execution of the reveal.
    made me feel sad a little..
    anyway it also gave clues that he was contracted to kill blind al, but instead he spared her, killing everyone else within a mile radius.

    and you mentioned a few times you didnt see why blind al feels binded to stay with wade?
    it was explained in the issue after he put her in the box
    along with an upskirt of granny panties.
    thats gotta count for something.


  10. I just wanted to tell you that i came across your entire series of deadpool best of moments and found is absolutely enlightening and wonderful.

    Thank you for setting up back-story, crisp images, everything was done very, very well.


  11. I’m a huge Deadpool fan, and you did a great job.
    I absolutely love #1 and #10. I have to agree that “Uh… Nice HEAD, sir.” is one of the best DP lines.