If you’re wondering why news of the San Diego Comic Con has been cluttering your feed lately, it’s because of all the awesome and epic news, trailers and announcements revealed during the event. However, one particular trailer was a show-stopper: Marvel’s Deadpool. It was one of the most best-received trailers at Comic-con, so much so that lead star Ryan Reynolds showed it twice.
But who is Deadpool and why are comic book fans pissing themselves with excitement?
Created in 1991 by writer Fabian Nicieza and artist/writer Rob Liefeld (yes, THAT Rob Liefeld), Deadpool (real name: Wade Wilson) made his first appearance in Marvel’s New Mutants #98. Since then, the character has evolved into an antihero who makes fun of different clichés. He’s also aware that he’s a character in comic book, and he often breaks the fourth wall to hilarious effect. Also, he doesn’t know how and when to shut up, earning him the nickname “Merc With A Mouth.” Also, he has a highly accelerated healing factor, having survived being decapitated more than once.
Not even Herbert West (the Re-Animator) can do that.
Forget about the Avengers. Here are a few examples why Deadpool’s the best:
8. When he addressed the elephant in the room
It takes a big man to discuss a huge, glaring problem that everyone wants to ignore.
6. He’s accepting of everyone
He doesn’t discriminate between heroes and villains. Unless of course, he needs to kill you to get paid.
5. He can make the most out of a bad situation
And who doesn’t like tacos? A liar, that’s who. And liars go to hell.
4. He’s smooth with the ladies
1. He makes an awesome father figure
You can count on Deadpool to speak to your heart in volumes.
How about you? Got any reasons for loving the Merc With a Mouth/the greatest comic book character ever created? (Sorry, Batman.) Sound off in the comments below!