With the Deadpool movie on it's way here in around a month, now is the perfect time for people to do some research on the Merc with a Mouth. The previews, red band trailers, and all of Ryan Reynolds random promos lead me to believe that the movie will get Deadpool right. But there is only so much you can show in a movie. One of the common misconceptions is that Deadpool is just a joking killer. While he does kill and his Merc with a Mouth nickname is more than accurate, Deadpool is more than just the jokes and murder. So leading up to the movie, I will give you Deadpool stories that best represent who Deadpool really is. This week I am suggesting Deadpool Volume 3 from the Marvel Now era "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"
So why this issue? This was the epitome of a great Deadpool story. It showcases everything that Deadpool has to offer both physically and emotionally. This isn't the normal tale of Deadpool being goofy, reckless, or overly violent. This was Deadpool getting hit in the heart harder than he has ever been hit before. Not only does Deadpool find out that he has kids, but he also finds out that they could both die just by knowing him. You get to see sides of Deadpool that you rarely see. If that isn't enough, this is the arc that Deadpool gains the respect of not only Steve Rogers (which leads to him being an Avenger later), but Wolverine. Logan has hated Deadpool his whole life, but this was the moment where Deadpool gained the trust and respect of Wolverine.
If finding out that he has a daughter isn't heartbreaking enough, Deadpool finds out what else Dr. Butler (the man running the experiments and harvesting Deadpool's organs) is working on. While he says he is doing this to help cure his sister of her illness, he is also taking money from another country to create super soldiers. His experiments leave the test subjects beyond messed up physically and mentally. And since Deadpool already hates himself for his past, he can't help but blame himself for the poor people who were used as guinea pigs.
I have yet to recommend this story to people and have them not enjoy it on every conceivable level. If there was a Deadpool story that needed to be read to truly represent not just Deadpool, but Wade Wilson, this is that story. Enjoy.