As one of the most fascinating superheroes to ever exist, Deadpool is one of the very few superheroes in the Marvel Universe that is unanimously loved by the fans. Wade Wilson was supposed to be a knockoff of Deathstroke, a DC Anti-Hero. But his humorous antics and hilarious fourth wall breaking dialogs turned him into an instant hit. The Deadpool movies under 20th Century Fox only added more glory to his fame. Disney has finally acquired Fox Studios and Deadpool is now officially a part of the MCU. The first two Deadpool movies managed to entertain the audience by incorporating classic Deadpool storylines into the theatrical releases. Looking forward, we expect Disney to do the same as Deadpool joins the Avengers of the MCU. Presenting – 10 Best Deadpool Comic book storylines the MCU needs to adapt into a movie!!!
10. A Kiss, A Curse, A Cure
Over the years, Deadpool has had the opportunity to have multiple origin stories. A Kiss, A Curse, A Cure was one of the very few that is still revered by the Deadpool fans. There are so many that the fans are already confused as to which Origin story is the one that Marvel considers mainstream. But this storyline is special because it has already been adapted into a movie. That’s right – A Kiss, A Curse, A Cure was the storyline that inspired the first Deadpool movie. The story involves Deadpool deciding to join the Weapon X mutant enhancement program to save himself from terminal cancer. Deadpool gains healing powers to rival those of Wolverine’s but at great cost to his own sanity and personal relationships.
9. Sins of the Past
Deadpool is the God of comedy. But you know what they say – Clowns are the most sorrowful creatures on Earth when they let go of their happy face. And Deadpool is one of the best clowns to ever exist. Deadpool acts like a maniac all day long but there is a reason why he does that. In Sins of the past, we come to see Deadpool’s real, tumor filled face for the first time – the result of his Weapon X treatment. He claims that he is a sad soul who is extremely regretful of his past. He acts the way he does because he wants to forget his past failures.
8. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Deadpool has the greatest regenerative healing factor in the Marvel Universe. He can regrow limbs and entire organs from scratch, a feat, not even the Wolverine or the Hulk can boast off. And this facet of his power forms the primary plot McGuffin in this story arc. Deadpool realizes that somebody has been stealing organs and parts of his body while he is sleeping in the night. His body quickly makes a replacement set so he does not care too much until he realizes those stolen body parts are being used to stitch together another Deadpool. This issue sees Captain America and Wolverine, also products of the Weapon-Plus Program, helping Deadpool in defeating this new Super Weapon.
7. Alone Again, Naturally
Deadpool and Cable share a special relationship. Deadpool is carefree and crazy. Cable is grim and practical. Naturally, they make a great duo. Cable and Deadpool comic books hit the shelf a few years ago and were termed to be bestsellers. Those issues came to an end with Cable and Deadpool #43-50, after which Cable died and Deadpool was again left to his own devices. The writers felt that they could use another character with the same level of bleak attitude as Cable’s, called Bob. Bob was just a normal guy that joined Hydra and was assigned to him as his sidekick. Bob was not nearly as good as Cable but it was a fresh take nonetheless.
6. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
Wade Wilson has only one fear – He believes that he is never taken seriously by anyone. In Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, he takes this insecurity to the next level, deciding that he will kill everyone for not taking him seriously. Heroes and villains alike, all face the wrath of the Merc with a mouth, who in a rare instance uses his exceptional athletic skills and brilliant tactical strategies in magnificent synergy to take down everyone and murder the whole Marvel Universe.
5. The Final Execution Saga
He is definitely one of the characters that dwell forever in the grey areas of the moral code. He will kill, maim and torture his opponents without remorse. But Deadpool is not without a heart, despite his rough exterior. In this storyline that is based on the issues under The Uncanny X-Force, Deadpool is part of a mutant hit-man squad. Deadpool starts treating the other members of his squad like a family, a weird and strange one at that. When the X-Force decides to kill an innocent Mutant Child in the name of the ‘Greater Good’, Deadpool refuses to comply and goes against the only family he has ever had to save the Child from harm’s way.
4. Suicide Kings
If someone says Spider-Man killed a bunch of innocent civilians in cold blood, no one would believe him. But if they say the same thing about Deadpool, that would be a completely different story. In Deadpool: Suicide Kings, Wade Wilson is framed for the murder of several innocent people. He denies them all but the Punisher will have none of it. He beheads Deadpool to avenge the death of innocent lives he supposedly killed. The Merc With a Mouth survives (obviously) and the two team up with Spider-Man and Daredevil to track down Tombstone, who was the one that was committing the murders and putting the blame on Deadpool.
3. If Looks Could Kill
One of the most classic and well-known Cable and Deadpool storylines, If Looks Could Kill was the storyline that helped the fans discover how great the mutant maniac was when paired up with the gritty Cable. In this arc, Cable tries to stop a virus from destroying the world but circumstances lead him to be stuck with Deadpool. The storyline is not that great but it is the various epic moments during Cable-Deadpool interactions that make it so memorable.
2. 5 Ronin
Comic books have a long time love affair with time travel stories and alternate timeline tales. Marvel Comics, in particular, is obsessed with Medieval Japan. In this storyline, Wolverine, Deadpool, Psylocke, Hulk, and the Punisher are reimagined as characters living in 17th Century Japan, as proud warriors of the Samurai Era. The story arc itself is pretty ridiculous but the artwork is awesome and the fans loved it. Besides, Deadpool is still Deadpool whether it is 21st Century America or the 17th Century Imperial Japan.
1. With Great Power comes Great Coincidence
Deadpool may be a superhero to the outside world, but for the writers at Marvel Comics, he is the best weapon of satire that they could have ever gifted themselves with. His fourth wall breaking antics make him a powerful weapon to poke fun at anything and everything, without caring about the consequences. In this storyline titled “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”, Deadpool travels to a very specific issue of Amazing Spider-Man, to be precise, to the origin story of Spider-Man in Marvel Comics. He makes fun of all the things that were termed to be ‘acceptable’ within the comic books at that time. It is a great read and we would recommend Disney use this storyline or at least parts of it in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Last Solo Marvel movie to be released under the Disney banner is Captain Marvel. The movie is currently in theatres. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.
Avengers: Endgame released on the 26th of April, 2019. The official film synopsis of the movie has been released and it states:
“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.”