Deadpool Killed Santa Claus:
When it comes to sheer absurdity, no Marvel character comes even close to making it as Deadpool does it. His lack of manners and on panel etiquettes as well as his comic one-liners is only matched by his stupidity and insanity. In the Marvel comics, Deadpool has been at the forefront of madness. His adventures, or misadventures, so to speak, have always been the talk of the town. He can fight a berserker Hulk or Wolverine all the while breaking the fourth wall and cracking jokes at the same time. But this time, he may have gone too far. In the latest Deadpool comic book, Wade Wilson has killed the very embodiment of the Christmas spirit.
SPOILER ALERT: Major Spoilers for Deadpool #7 up ahead. If you still have not read it yet and intend to in the near future, we suggest you look the other way…..
It is that magical time of the year again. The month of good wishes and happy endings is here. The snow is fresh and the winds are still. As the whole world sleeps, a joyous and obese guy draped in red and white will be coming through the chimneys to drop everybody their gifts for this year. As he musters up his reindeers for a trip around the world in a single night, he needs to ensure that he keeps the Christmas spirit alive and kicking for the years to come.
Alas, he just might not be able to do it this year. There is a glitch. Deadpool has decided to stop Santa Claus from doing his thing this time. But wait, he is not the bad guy. Deadpool is not trying to ruin the winter vacations for everyone. As a matter of fact, Deadpool has a genuine reason to kill Santa Claus because this is the only way to save Christmas from becoming a blood fest.
This is not the first time that Wade Wilson has decided to save Christmas. The Merc with a Mouth was involved in another mission where he teamed up with Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in 2016 to do the very same thing. Deadpool is a believer and he does not want Santa to ruin it. That is why he wants him dead.
I know. It’s complicated stuff.
The fans do not like the Holiday Specials in their comic book reading list. But they are huge revenue generators where major publications play on customer sentiments and explore and tap into the opportunities in special events like Christmas and Thanksgiving to lure in more readers.
Deadpool has always been used in such comic book series. And he is at it again. When no child in the world receives his or her gift under the Christmas tree after Christmas Eve, they get upset. But this is the 21st Century and Children do not just make booger faces when they get angry. They do something about it.
Children start a fundraising campaign and use the money pooled together by them to hire a famous contract killer that has a reputation for the crazies. They hire Deadpool and the Merc with a Mouth accepts the contract. But when Deadpool reaches the North Pole to kill Santa, he finds the latter a drunk, an alcoholic and with a strangely toned physique.
As it turns out, Santa did not wantonly stop going through chimneys. He was forced to after an evil elf convinced the other elves in Santa’s toy factory to unionize and rebel. They now slog their asses off in a Roxxon Toy Factory led by none other than the evil elf.
Deadpool does not kill Santa Claus this time. He just decides to shift the contract to someone else’s head. He goes for the evil elf. The elf is a sitting duck against Deadpool. He is quickly dealt with and all things return to normal. Deadpool and Santa even fly by the Avengers mansion while delivering their presents the following night.
Holiday specials seldom make for good reads. But we will make an exception for this one.