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July 17, 2012 10:56 AM   Subscribe

Deadpool vs Fanime, Deadpool vs AM2, Deadpool vs Anime Expo, Deadpool vs Comic-Con (MLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (48 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
I am so glad this is not yet another "Hey, let's make fun of the dorks who dress up!" things. So very glad. So much fun here.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 10:59 AM on July 17, 2012


So I just watched Deadpool boogie down with Commander Shepard.

That is a sentence that exists and happened.
posted by The Whelk at 11:03 AM on July 17, 2012


Is QWOP in there anywhere? Can you link to it? I'm lazy.
posted by orme at 11:04 AM on July 17, 2012


Deadpool is modern kids skateboarding rubbish, like Spawn and wearing hoodies, and I want nothing to do with him.

/crosses arms.
/feels old.
posted by Artw at 11:09 AM on July 17, 2012


Ducky Momo
posted by DU at 11:12 AM on July 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Deadpool is modern kids skateboarding rubbish,

Deadpool is over ten years old, Spawn twenty, grandad.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 11:13 AM on July 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


Deadpool is modern kids skateboarding rubbish, like Spawn and wearing hoodies, and I want nothing to do with him.

FORGET YOU OLD MAN

And by that I mean, at the last convention I attended, there were approximately 746290 Deadpools, and they were all just sweet and funny. Something about that character brings out the delightfulness in people. So thank you, Rob Liefeld, for ripping off Deathstroke The Terminator.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:15 AM on July 17, 2012 [8 favorites]


Judging by the amount of fanfilms out there the US population is about 10% Deadpool.
posted by The Whelk at 11:16 AM on July 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yay for the guy in the Deadpool suit. If there's one superhero NOT to take seriously it is Wade Wilson.
posted by Samizdata at 11:16 AM on July 17, 2012


Deadpool is modern kids skateboarding rubbish, like Spawn and wearing hoodies

There have been at least three runs of clever and witty comics staring Deadpool, and he's often been used well elsewhere, which is way more than you can say for Spawn.

If you hold a grudge against him just because he was created by Rob Liefeld, that would imply you couldn't enjoy Alan Moore's Supreme, which is madness.
posted by straight at 11:18 AM on July 17, 2012


Some fun costumes in there. I like the Deadmau5/Deadpool guy.
posted by cazoo at 11:21 AM on July 17, 2012 [6 favorites]


There's an interesting observation to be made about Deadpool being the embodiment of all of our fears of living in a super-powered reality (in that his psychosis is a logical response to a world that holds such meaningless horror), or we could just dance.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:32 AM on July 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


Or we could do both!!!

[Frugs, screams, frugs]
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:37 AM on July 17, 2012


Deadpool is modern kids skateboarding rubbish, like Spawn and wearing hoodies, and I want nothing to do with him.

Says the man in the Ambush Bug t-shirt, who's still waiting for Kelvin Mace #3.
posted by Smart Dalek at 11:48 AM on July 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


That bit with the Tick and Arthur in the last video is just brilliant.

Good music on all these too.
posted by MartinWisse at 11:48 AM on July 17, 2012


I was just watching the trailer for the new Deadpool Game. It gets some elements right (the captions) I think I prefer this Deadpool- the one in the game still comes across as a little too "Jocko Homo." The Deadpool I imagine would actually do the Sparky Polastri/Spirit Fingers routine. I also think that a proper Deadpool game would be more like Psychonauts.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:50 AM on July 17, 2012


(These are quite fantastic BTW)
posted by Artw at 12:06 PM on July 17, 2012


I fucking love Comic Con.
posted by Sokka shot first at 12:41 PM on July 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ugh, The WhiteSkull, that voice is totally WRONG. Deadpool has an over-caffeinated, high pitched voice cause that's how he sounds in my head goddamnit.
posted by The Whelk at 12:44 PM on July 17, 2012


Yes, and the captions would say things like "obvious fanservice" for the "boobies" scene.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:48 PM on July 17, 2012


I think Deadpool would work much better as an NPC sidekick in a video game. In fact maybe a good Deadpool game would have the player controlling a bunch of different Marvel characters, each of whom gets stuck in a Team Up with Deadpool.

Unlike most games, you wouldn't have to prevent the player from attacking him because--hey!--healing factor. You wouldn't have to worry about escorting him and keeping him from walking stupidly into danger for the same reason. In fact, a big chunk of the gameplay should involve sending your "buddy" Deadpool to trigger traps and ambushes and watching him die a hundred gruesome deaths.
posted by straight at 12:50 PM on July 17, 2012 [6 favorites]


The Whelk, we have it from Cable's mouth that Deadpool sounds like a gravelly Demi Moore*.


*why do I know this
posted by nicebookrack at 12:52 PM on July 17, 2012


And Deadpool has to sound like a human tumblr
posted by The Whelk at 12:52 PM on July 17, 2012


I can hardly even articulate how disappointed I am in that game trailer. That's not Deadpool! You can actually see the poison influence of the detached corporate ad guys. "Well, he's supposed to be edgy, right? That's what this Wikipedia article says."

At least they stopped before someone suggested rastafying him by 10% or so.
posted by IAmUnaware at 12:53 PM on July 17, 2012


Even a non-fan like myself can feel the pain caused by the Wolverine movie, where his appearance was simultaneously super fan-servicey and insultingly wrong.
posted by Artw at 12:58 PM on July 17, 2012


Wade Wilson as played by Ryan Reynolds in Wolverine was note-perfect in the first half of the movie, AND IT WAS TOO BAD THAT HE COMPLETELY DID NOT APPEAR IN THE SECOND HALF AT ALL
posted by nicebookrack at 1:02 PM on July 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


To be fair Wolverine: Origins is technically an act of war.
posted by The Whelk at 1:05 PM on July 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


I like how he pulled the box off of Solid Snake and he had the red exclamation mark hovering over him. I want one of those for work.
posted by cyberscythe at 1:06 PM on July 17, 2012


To really capture the experience Deadpool shouldn't be in the movie at all, just sitting behind you in the theatre throwing juju bees at the back of your head
posted by The Whelk at 1:15 PM on July 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


These videos are beautiful and you should feel beautiful for posting them.

Is this the thread where we get free rein to gush about Deadpool? EXCELLENT.

I love Deadpool more than any other superhero comic character who didn't have a Saturday morning cartoon to hook me in middle school. He works because he's Honey Badger Fun Personified spawned from the nineties grimdark Srs Bsns Stop Having Fun Guys ooze. And he's been unexpectedly successful on a deeper level because he fills the ecological niche of Trickster better than any other Marvel antiheroes or noble villains. Coyote brings fire to the people but is still petty and lazy and when he fails, he fails spectacularly. Thus here's Deadpool, who meta-wallows in the delightfully cracky melodrama built in superhero DNA and who speaks truth to power with squeaky-voiced handpuppets. He's a B-lister of limited power who's never quite good enough to be a Big Name but who it's a deadly mistake to dismiss entirely. As an ally Deadpool veers to the overeager "STOP HELPING ME" route; as an enemy he's even worse; on either side he is totally okay with mocking you to death.

So I LOVE Deadpool and have mixed feelings about the surge of Marvel focus on him when it misses the pathos of the character, which is basically "FOREVER ALONE EATING CHEEZITS AND WATCHING 'GOLDEN GIRLS' AND STABBING PEOPLE, WAIT THAT SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD ACTUALLY." He wants desperately to be BFFs and be In With The In Crowd but works best always as an outsider POV. He has standards: don't hurt kids, don't hurt women unless the women are hurting you back, don't stick to the first two when faced with evil Girl Scouts, and don't think you're too cool for black comedy hijinks. And Deadpool will fail hard, fail often, and win big when dictated by Rule Of Troll.

(It would also be super to see Marvel flourish the press release of "NEWSFLASH: Deadpool is bisexual!" to the resounding thud of "...yeah? We know?")
posted by nicebookrack at 1:26 PM on July 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


wing juju bees at the back of your head

If anyone is going to weaponize tossed handfuls of candy stuck to angrily buzzing bees, it's Deadpool. He's also going to eat some.
posted by nicebookrack at 1:31 PM on July 17, 2012


The thing about Deadpool is that he actually acts like how spiderman acts in the macro meme
posted by The Whelk at 1:39 PM on July 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


Also Deadpool in a Spider-Man disguise

(relevant)
posted by nicebookrack at 1:45 PM on July 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've never read any Deadpool. Is there a recommended reading list (preferably stuff I can get via Comixology)?
posted by robocop is bleeding at 1:52 PM on July 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I also would like to have a Deadpool-a-thon.
posted by mfu at 1:58 PM on July 17, 2012


CABLE AND DEADPOOL

READ IT
posted by nicebookrack at 2:14 PM on July 17, 2012


Definitely read the essential Deadpool: The Circle Chase miniseries, which is in Deadpool Classic #1 with his other early appearances. Some of which have the traditional delightfully terrible Rob Liefeld artwork (but not all, don't worry). Following the Deadpool Classic volumes works fine; I think they're up to Joe Kelly's run (excellent) on Deadpool's first solo title. Eventually they'll get to Gail Simone's run on Deadpool, which is also excellent and weirdly warm and fuzzy in a BFFs-with-mercenaries way.

My favorite choice for "pick a series and run with it" is Fabian Nicieza's Cable & Deadpool, which went 50 issues and is the great buddy-cop Bromance Of Our Times. "One's a grimdark '90s antihero with game-breaking superpowers and an angsty overgrown messiah complex! One's a wisecracking picaresque mercenary with the mental stability of swiss cheese! Together, they BLOW SHIT UP, SOMETIMES ON PURPOSE." It has lots of previous callbacks to stuff from the Kelly/Simone Deadpool title (also Cable's history, which is too convoluted to even bother with). But you need no backstory to read it because Deadpool is the master of shameless exposition.
posted by nicebookrack at 2:30 PM on July 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ah, they're also collecting C&D into mega-collection-trades, retitled Deadpool & Cable because suck it, look who's popular NOW, Nathan "Cable" Winters Dayspring Askani'son Christopher Charles Priscilla Summers!
posted by nicebookrack at 2:34 PM on July 17, 2012


Apart from anything else, that Deadpool had moves
posted by litleozy at 2:58 PM on July 17, 2012


Deadpool doing the Haruhi Suzumiya dance in the Anime Expo one is not something I knew I needed in my life until today
posted by nicebookrack at 3:10 PM on July 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'll get lambasted for this, but the first dozen or so issues of Daniel Way's run on the most recent Deadpool reboot are fun and giggly.

Particularly the reference to Hippity-Hops.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:21 PM on July 17, 2012


I liked Christopher Priest's brief run on Deadpool as well.

To be fair Wolverine: Origins is technically an act of war.

And yet the final fate of the nuclear cooling tower is possibly the most genuine superhero comic book image ever in a live-action superhero movie (and it wasn't just a ripoff of some iconic comic book moment, and it was a visual that probably worked even better in motion than it would have in a few comic book panels). I'm willing to declare amnesty to several war criminals for that.
posted by straight at 3:37 PM on July 17, 2012


Oh good god. I came for the Deadpool and stayed for the unbridled joy in the videos. The repeated scenes of Deadpool chasing random "cutesy" characters only to be chased in turn by Pedobear had me in stitches.

Thanks for this post, it's a joyful thing.
posted by ooga_booga at 10:35 PM on July 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Needs more pouches.
posted by MattWPBS at 4:47 AM on July 18, 2012


Oh good god. I came for the Deadpool and stayed for the unbridled joy in the videos. The repeated scenes of Deadpool chasing random "cutesy" characters only to be chased in turn by Pedobear had me in stitches.

I imagined him screaming WHY WONT YOU LET ME LOVE YOU?!
posted by The Whelk at 6:52 AM on July 18, 2012


Top 70 Deadpool Moments, courtesy of 4th Letter's Gavok
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:28 AM on July 18, 2012


Ahhhhh how could I forget the Deadpool: Sins of the Past mini as Essential Deadpool Reading?!! That's the one of Siryn sweetness and "Well, whaddaya know? Logic stops the Juggernaut!" Definitely in my top 3, thanks, Alvy Ampersand.
posted by nicebookrack at 9:37 AM on July 18, 2012


I imagined him screaming WHY WONT YOU LET ME LOVE YOU?!

Spirit of Bea Arthur, defend Deadpool in this fateful hour!
posted by nicebookrack at 9:40 AM on July 18, 2012


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