The Death Of Deadpool Announced For Issue #250
Gerry Duggan, co-writer of the current Deadpool ongoing series, has recently announced that this April he plans to kill Deadpool once and for all, while also bringing the current series to an end with issue #250 (a.k.a #45). The reason for the odd numbering is that although this is technically issue #45 of the current run, if you add up all the Deadpool series (creatively) this would be the 250th issue of Deadpool. The issue will be oversized clocking in at 96 pages, and includes the creative talents of Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, Paul Scheer, Jason Matzoukas, Skott Koblish, Mike Hawthorne, and many more. The storyline planned will involve Deadpool getting ahold of a fully-powered Infinity Gauntlet, which will ultimately conclude with Deadpool getting killed for good. The issue will also include many other short stories from the other creators involved. Below is the solicitation details for the issue…
That’s right—if you add together all the Deadpool series (creatively) issue 45 is the big 250th issue of Deadpool! What better way to celebrate than to end the series? In our over-sized main story, ULTIMATUM comes at Deadpool for revenge, so he has no choice but to take them on—ALL OF THEM. Then, in an Infinity Gauntlet crossover, what would Deadpool do if he got the six gems from Thanos? Plus: a slew of stories showcasing Deadpool’s closest friends and allies by special guest writers! Also, SPOILER: Deadpool dies at the end of the issue.
First off let me just say that I’ve become a big Deadpool fan over the years. Truthfully, when I first started getting back into reading comics I had tried to dismiss the character all together because I was afraid to become a cliche fanboy of a overused popular character, while having no knowledge of the comics or the character himself. There’s a reason why the character over the years has become such a popular one, to the point where he is one of the most cosplayed characters at cons, to having his own video game, countless comic series, and even an upcoming long awaited movie. The character is fun, funny, and has been proved to be a multi-dimensional character, and not as one note as some naysayers might have you believe, as a result of this current ongoing series, along with a wide range of great new characters, including his newlywed vampire wife Shiklah, that Gerry Duggan has been able to put together during his run on the book. One would think that Marvel would be crazy to not have any Deadpool books on the stands given his popularity, but that hasn’t stopped them from killing off their other very popular mutant character this past year with the Death Of Wolverine. Then again, they could just relaunch the book a couple of months down the road again with a new creative team and forget this all ever happened. Long time fans of the character will recall that the death of Deadpool has been done before, just before Duggan and Posehn joined the book, with Daniel Way’s run on the character. What I’m trying to say is that this has been a great series that you should definitely check out whether you have been a fan of the character or not, and if this is truly the end of Deadpool (at least for now) I’ll be sad to see him go.