Deadpool on the recap page of Cable and Deadpool #26.
Art by Lan Medina.
Publication information Publisher Marvel Comics First appearance New Mutants #98 (February, 1991) Created by Fabian Nicieza, Rob Liefeld In-story information Alter ego
Wade Winston Wilson
Species Human (mutate) Team affiliations X-Force
Great Lakes Initiative
Landau, Luckman, and Lake
Heroes for Hire
Bob, Agent of HYDRA
Notable aliases Merc with a Mouth, Jack, Wade T. Wilson, Mithras, Johnny Silvini, Thom Cruz, Hulkpool, Wildcard Abilities
Regenerative healing factor
- Superhuman stamina, agility, and reflexes
- Teleportation (through the use of a device)
- Extended longevity
- Telepathic immunity
Master martial artistMaster swordsman and marksman
Deadpool (Wade Winston Wilson) is a fictional character, a mercenary and anti-hero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, Deadpool first appeared in The New Mutants #98 (Feb. 1991).
A disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary, Deadpool originally appeared as a villain in an issue of New Mutants, and later in issues of X-Force. The character has since starred in several ongoing series, and shares titles with other characters such as Cable. The character, known as the "Merc with a Mouth", is famous for his talkative nature and his tendency to "break the fourth wall", which is used by writers for humorous effect. Deadpool was ranked 182nd on Wizard magazine's list of the Top 200 Comic Book Characters of All Time ranked 45th on Empire magazine's list of The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, and placed 31st on IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.
- 1 Publication history
- 2 Powers and abilities
- 3 Identity
- 4 Other versions
- 5 In other media
- 6 Collected editions
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Created by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, Deadpool made his first appearance in the pages of New Mutants #98 published in February 1991. Rob Liefeld, a fan of the Teen Titans comics, showed his new character to then writer Fabian Nicieza. Upon seeing the costume and noting his characteristics (killer with super agility), Nicieza contacted Liefeld, saying "this is Deathstroke from Teen Titans." Nicieza gave Deadpool the real name of "Wade Wilson" as an in-joke to being "related" to "Slade Wilson", Deathstroke. In his first appearance, Deadpool was hired by Tolliver to attack Cable and the New Mutants. After subsequently appearing in X-Force as a recurring character, Deadpool began making guest appearances in various different Marvel Comics titles such as the Avengers, Daredevil, and Heroes for Hire. In 1993 the character received his own miniseries, entitled The Circle Chase, written by Fabian Nicieza and pencilled by Joe Madureira. It was a relative success, and Deadpool starred in a second, self-titled miniseries written in 1994 by Mark Waid, pencilled by Ian Churchill, and inked by Jason Temujin Minor and Bud LaRosa.
In 1997, Deadpool was given his own ongoing title, initially written by Joe Kelly, with then-newcomer Ed McGuinness as an artist. The series firmly established his supporting cast, including his prisoner/den mother Blind Al and his best friend Weasel. Deadpool became an action comedy parody of the cosmic drama, antihero-heavy comics of the time. The ongoing series gained cult popularity for its unorthodox main character and its balance of angst and pop culture slapstick and the character became less of a villain, though the element of his moral ambiguity remained. The writer Joe Kelly noted, "With Deadpool, we could do anything we wanted because everybody just expected the book to be cancelled every five seconds, so nobody was paying attention. And we could get away with it."
The series was taken over by Christopher Priest who noted that he found Kelly's issues to be "complex and a little hostile to new readers like me' and that by issue 37, he realized that 'it was okay to make Deadpool look stupid".
Deadpool lasted until issue #69, at which point it was relaunched as a new title by Gail Simone with a similar character called Agent X in 2002. This occurred during a line wide revamp of X-Men related comics, with Cable becoming Soldier X and X-Force becoming X-Statix. Simone notes that 'When I took the Deadpool job, the revamp hadn't been planned, so it was a complete surprise. Thankfully, we heard about it in time to make adjustments to the early scripts'. It appeared that Deadpool was killed in an explosion fighting the aristocratic (and telepathic) villain known as the Black Swan. Weeks later, a mysterious figure showed up at the apartment of Deadpool's manager, Sandi Brandenberg. The man took the name Alex Hayden and together they started "Agency X," with Hayden dubbed Agent X after the company. Most believed that Hayden was Deadpool suffering from amnesia. The title character of Agent X was eventually revealed not to be Deadpool and the climax of that series saw the original character restored. Simone left the title after seven issues due to creative differences with the series editor.
Deadpool's next starring appearance came in 2004 with the launch of Cable & Deadpool written by Fabian Nicieza, where Deadpool became partnered with his former enemy, Cable, teaming up in various adventures. This title was canceled with issue #50 and replaced by a new Cable series in March 2008. Deadpool then appeared briefly in the Wolverine: Origins title by writer Daniel Way before Way and Paco Medina launched another Deadpool title in September 2008. Medina was the main series artist, with Carlo Barberi filling in on the first issue after the Secret Invasion tie-in.
A new Deadpool ongoing series written by Daniel Way with artist Paco Medina began as a Secret Invasion tie-in. In the first arc, the character is seen working with Nick Fury to steal data on how to kill the Skrull queen Veranke. Norman Osborn steals the information that Deadpool had stolen from the Skrulls, and subsequent stories deal with the fallout from that. Writer Daniel Way explained, "the first thing Osborn does to try and take care of the situation is to bring in a hired gun to take Deadpool down, which would be Tiger-Shark. That would be the standard thing to do, but of course everything about Deadpool is non-standard. So it goes completely awry and Norman has to get more serious about things." The story also sees the return of Bob, Agent of HYDRA, "I don't want the book to become 'Deadpool and Friends' so characters will drift in and out, but Bob was someone I definitely wanted to bring in. It just had to be at the perfect moment and when I was putting this storyline together that moment presented itself.". This all led directly to a confrontation with the new Thunderbolts in "Magnum Opus" which crossed over between Deadpool vol. 4 #8-9 and Thunderbolts #130-131. Thunderbolts writer Andy Diggle said, "it's a natural progression for Deadpool to go after Norman, and for Norman to send his personal hit-squad after Deadpool." In Deadpool #15, Deadpool decides to become a hero resulting in conflicts with proper heroes like Spider-Man (who he had recently encountered in The Amazing Spider-Man #611 as part of "The Gauntlet") and leading to a 3-issue arc where he takes on Hit-Monkey, a character who debuted in the same month in a digital, then print, one-shot.
Another ongoing Deadpool series, Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth launched in July 2009, written by Victor Gischler, with art by Bong Dazo. In it Deadpool teams up with the head of the zombie Deadpool from Marvel Zombies 3 and 4.
A special anniversary issue titled Deadpool #900 was released in October 2009. It features stories written by several authors, with the main feature written by the original Deadpool series writer Joe Kelly and drawn by Deadpool's creator Rob Liefeld. A third Deadpool ongoing series, Deadpool Team-Up, launched in November 2009 (with issue numbers counting in reverse starting with issue #899), written by Fred Van Lente, with art by Dalibor Talajic. This series features Deadpool teaming up with different heroes from the Marvel Universe in each issue, such as Hercules. Deadpool also joined the cast of the new X-Force team.
Another Deadpool series, entitled Deadpool Corps also by Gischler, was released in April 2010. This series featured alternate versions of Deadpool, consisting of Deadpool, Lady Deadpool (who debuted in Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #7), Headpool (a.k.a. The zombie Deadpool head), and two new characters; Kidpool, a kid version of Deadpool who uses lightsabers, and Dogpool, a dog version of Deadpool. The series lasted 12 issues.
Marvel also published Deadpool titles through the Marvel Knights and MAX imprints: Deadpool: Wade Wilson's War, by Duane Swierczynski and Jason Pearson, and Deadpool MAX by David Lapham and Kyle Baker respectively.
Powers and abilities
Deadpool's primary power is an accelerated healing factor, depicted by various artists and writers with varying levels of efficiency. Artificially endowed by the Weapon X program, this enables him to regenerate any destroyed tissues or organs at a super-human rate as well as making him immune to known diseases and infections. An unanticipated side effect was a rapid acceleration of the cancerous tumors he was suffering from at the time, causing them to quickly spread across his entire body as soon as his powers fully activated. Because of this, his healing factor super charged his cancer, resulting in massive scar tissue causing his appearance to be severely disfigured. Deadpool's brain cells are similarly affected, with dying brain cells being rejuvenated at a super accelerated rate. This allows Deadpool to recover from any and all head wounds, and it renders him nearly invulnerable to psychic and telepathic powers, as the altered or damaged brain cells quickly regenerate to their original state. It is also the cause of his psychosis and mental instability. Deadpool's healing factor is strong enough that he has previously survived complete incineration and decapitation more than once, though in each of these occurrences, his head had to be reunited with his body to heal the wound instead of his body growing a new head (or vice-versa). Unlike Wolverine’s natural healing factor, Deadpool’s is mentally driven to a partial extent. Similar to Wolverine, his healing factor also affects a number of his physical attributes by increasing them to superhuman levels heightening at least his endurance and stamina. Though it had been said in earlier years that he also had super-human strength, that detail has apparently been glossed over, if not forgotten, as of late. Deadpool's body is highly resistant to most drugs and toxins. For example, it is extremely difficult, though not impossible, for him to become intoxicated. He can, however, be affected by certain drugs such as tranquilizers, if he is exposed to a massive enough dosage. Deadpool's healing factor also provides him with an extended lifespan by slowing the effects of the aging process to an unknown degree which cannot be measured as of yet, since he is not old enough to see any effect. However, his life span is extended to such a degree that he is still alive as Deadpool 800 years from the present as shown when the new X-Force encountered him in the future.
Aside from his physical advantages, Deadpool is a superb assassin and mercenary, an expert in multiple forms of martial arts, an expert swordsman and marksman. It has also been discussed that, while his psychosis and dissociative identity disorder is a handicap, it is also one of his greatest attributes as it makes him an extremely unpredictable opponent. Taskmaster (who has photo-reflexive memory which allows him to copy anyone's fighting skills by observation, thus making him their equal in battle) was unable to defeat Deadpool due to his chaotic and improvised fighting style. Over the years, Deadpool has owned a number of personal teleportation devices. Also, during Deadpool's first ongoing comic, he possessed a device which projected holographic disguises, allowing him to go undercover or conceal his appearance. In addition, Deadpool is multilingual and has demonstrated the ability to speak German, Spanish, and Japanese. Occasionally, Deadpool has also been shown as having a magic satchel, often pulling weapons out of nowhere.
The character's back-story has been presented as vague and subject to change, and within the narrative he is unable to remember his personal history due to his mental condition. Whether or not his name was even Wade Wilson is subject to speculation since one of his nemeses, T-Ray, claims in Deadpool #33 that he is the real Wade Wilson and that Deadpool is a vicious murderer who stole his identity. There have been other dubious stories about his history - at one point the supervillain Loki claimed to be his father. Frequently, revelations are later retconned or ignored altogether, and in one issue, Deadpool himself joked that whether he is actually Wade Wilson depends on which writer the reader prefers best.
A version of the character appears in Ultimate Spider-Man. Depicted as an anti-mutant extremist, he is a cyborg and leader of the Reavers who hunt mutants for sport on a reality TV show. Beneath the mask, this incarnation of Deadpool appears to be a skull with exposed brain, his skin formed by a transparent shell. He also has the ability to mimic an individual's appearance and voice, though not their powers. His real name is Sergeant "Wadey" Wilson, and he's a Gulf War veteran.
Age of Apocalypse
In the Age of Apocalypse timeline, Deadpool was redubbed Dead Man Wade and reimagined as a bitter, humorless member of Apocalypse's Pale Riders, having received his flawed healing factor from Apocalypse's eugenics program. Sent with his team to invade the Savage Land, he attempted to unleash chaos upon the sanctuary, but was killed by Nightcrawler, who teleported his head off his body and hid it in a crater.
In the first Marvel Zombies limited series, a zombie version of Deadpool is seen fighting the Silver Surfer. The zombie Deadpool eventually loses his body and appears as a disembodied head beginning in Marvel Zombies 3. This incarnation of Deadpool, frequently referred to as Headpool, entered the mainstream Marvel continuity when he is encountered and captured by the original Deadpool in Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth. Along with several other alternate versions of Deadpool, Headpool went on to appear in Deadpool Corps with a propeller beanie mounted to his head, allowing him to fly and fight.
Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth
Several alternate incarnations of Deadpool are introduced in the series Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth. Attempting to return Headpool to the Marvel Zombies universe, Deadpool encounters multiple versions of himself as they exist in other universes, including a female version of himself named Lady Deadpool, Major Wade Wilson, a militant but sane version of Deadpool, and The Deadpool Kid, a cowboy version of Deadpool who exists within a universe resembling the Wild West.
In the twelve-issue series Deadpool Corps and prequel series Prelude to Deadpool Corps, Deadpool is joined by several alternate versions of himself from different universes to create a super-group. Lady Deadpool and Headpool return from their previous appearances in Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth, joined by newcomers Kidpool, a child version of Deadpool who attends Professor X's school, and Dogpool, a dog endowed with Deadpool's familiar healing factor. 
In Messiah War Deadpool helps Cable to get Hope Summers back from Stryfe who is later revealed to be inside this version of Deadpool's head. After seemingly defeating Stryfe, this version of Deadpool is quickly ripped in half and appears to die shortly after, his last words being a joke on "severance" pay.
Weapon X: Days of Future Present
In the alternate Earth ending of the Weapon X comic, Deadpool is recruited by Wolverine to be part of a new team of X-Men after the old team is killed. He joins, claiming Wolverine only wants him as the "token human". This version of Deadpool is killed by Agent Zero's Anti-Healing Factor corrosive acid. This version of Deadpool speaks in white text boxes.
Appearing first in Hulk #21, Deadpool is "hulked-out" near the end of the Fall of the Hulks storyline. A two part mini series called, World War Hulks: Hulked Out Heroes will follow Hulkpool as he travels back in time to kill himself.
Captain America: Who Won't Wield the Shield
A World War II-era version of Deadpool is introduced in the one-shot parody issue Captain America: Who Won't Wield the Shield. Frederick 'Wheezy' Wilson, nephew of President Woodrow Wilson, is a soldier who is experimented on by the Nazis to become 'Veapon X'. Despite the nature of the story as a period piece, Wilson peppers his speech with anachronistic slang from the 1990s.
The first Superman/Batman annual published by DC comics features the appearance of an alternate reality version of Deathstroke the Terminator who bears the mannerisms of Deadpool, and his attempts to identify himself by name are continually interrupted violently.
Deadpool Pulp is a four-issue limited series from writers Mike Benson and Adam Glass and artist Laurence Campbell, with Deadpool set in the 1950s drawing on pulp fiction (similar to the Marvel Noir fictional universe).
In other media
- While Deadpool never had a speaking role in the X-Men animated series, he made several cameo appearances throughout the series in various episodes. He appears in a flashback sequence alongside Wolverine in one of Sabretooth's mental sessions with Professor Xavier in the episode "Deadly Reunions". In the episode "Whatever it Takes", Morph shape-shifts into Deadpool's form, and the character makes a similar appearance by proxy when Xavier's dark side projected an image of Deadpool to attack Wolverine in the episode "Dark Shroud."
- At the time before the cancellation of Wolverine and the X-Men was announced, a proposed season two was in the works which would have included Deadpool being sent by Weapon X to bring in Wolverine. Nolan North was cast for his voice.
- Deadpool has a brief cameo in episode 12 of the Marvel Anime: X-Men series.
- Deadpool appears in the animated film Hulk Vs Wolverine voiced by Nolan North. Deadpool acts as one of Professor Thorton's henchmen (alongside Lady Deathstrike, Omega Red, and Sabretooth) in the Weapon X program, seeking to capture Wolverine and the Hulk in order to brainwash them and convert them into the ultimate weapons.
- Deadpool is one of the primary antagonists of the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds. He is a highly skilled, wisecracking but greatly immoral mercenary who wields a pair of swords with superhuman speed and skill sufficient to deflect fully automatic weapons fire. He is later killed offscreen by Sabretooth, only to return transformed by Colonel William Stryker into Weapon XI (stunts portrayed by Scott Adkins), a mutant killer who possesses other mutants' powers, including Scott Summers' optic blasts, John Wraith's teleportation, Chris Bradley's technopathy, Wolverine's healing factor, and a pair of extendable blades resembling Wilson's prized swords. He is referred to by Stryker as "the Deadpool" because the compatible powers of the other mutants have been "pooled" together into one being. Wolverine and Sabretooth fight Deadpool in the film's climax and manage to defeat him by decapitating him and sending him falling into a cooling tower of a nuclear power plant, although a post-credits scene appearing in DVD releases and some theatrical presentations of the film implies Deadpool is still alive.
- A spin-off of X-Men Origins: Wolverine starring Deadpool is in development, and Reynolds is attached to reprise his role. According to Empire, a script is in development, and Deadpool will "break the fourth wall" during the film. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have been attached to write the script for the film. On April 8, 2011, Tim Miller was hired to direct the film. Originally the film was set to be rated PG-13, but the rating was later reconsidered with the possible addition of gore.
- Deadpool appears in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse voiced by John Kassir. Deadpool initially appears as a boss, having been hired and brainwashed by Mister Sinister. He fights the united X-Men and Brotherhood in the New York City's North Side during Act 4. Deadpool is also unlocked as a playable character once the game is completed for the first time. As in the comics, Deadpool breaks the fourth wall if the player stalls enough. If the enemy Deadpool is fought using the playable Deadpool, they will argue about which one is the real Deadpool.
- In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Deadpool is a playable character from the beginning of the game with John Kassir reprising speaking role from X-Men Legends II. He can take on multiple costumes, including outfits based on his classic appearance, his appearance in the Ultimate Universe, his appearance from the Deadpool: Agent of Weapon X arc, and an updated version of the costume used in Cable and Deadpool. Deadpool frequently breaks the fourth wall referencing the game itself and parodying other Marvel Comics heroes. He recounts his origin story in a briefing for his simulator mission, initially as a humorous pastiche of the origins of Thor, Blade, Daredevil, Storm, and the Hulk before proceeding to tell his real origin.
- Deadpool appears in the video game adaptation of X-Men Origins: Wolverine voiced by Steven Blum.
- Deadpool appears as a playable character in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 again voiced by John Kassir. His unmasked Ultimate Marvel appearance serves as an alternative costume. In the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, he appears as a boss in the game's third stage, but will join the party upon his defeat when he realizes that the heroes aren't part of Titanium Man's terrorist attack. In keeping with his previous appearance, Deadpool has been written so that he is fully aware of his presence in a video game, and his dialogue throughout the title reflects this insight (for example, if the player chooses to enlist him in the Anti-Registration team, he quips to Maria Hill the possibility of being Pro-Registration "in the next playthrough"). Also during the credits, Deadpool confronts one of the writers with a complaint about the game not starring him. In the Wii, PSP, and PS2 versions, he is playable from the start and appears during the credit sequence and load screens watching television while sitting in a recliner.
- Ultimate Deadpool appears as a villain in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions voiced by Nolan North, reprising his speaking role from Hulk vs Wolverine. This version of Deadpool incorporates traits from his mainstream counterpart such as breaking the fourth wall, a teleportation device, and an implied healing factor. Instead of leading an army of Reavers as he does in the Ultimate universe he uses an army of weapon-wielding fanboys and robots. He lures and fights Ultimate Spider-Man on an oil platform as part of his newest game show called Pain Factor when he learns what the tablet actually is and uses it to make two copies of himself.
- Deadpool appears as a playable fighter in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, voiced again by Nolan North. His abilities include use of his guns, swords, and teleporter, which will malfunction if used excessively. He performs his own anomalous version of the Shoryuken, and again breaks the fourth wall, with a special move in which he beats his opponent with his health bar and his hyper combo bar. He is frequently featured opposite of Capcom's Dante from the Devil May Cry series. His victory sequences have him approach the camera and say various things to the player. In Deadpool's ending sequence, he throws a party to celebrate his defeat of Galactus, but his actions inadvertently cause the destruction of Cleveland, Ohio, for which he implicates the player. Deadpool later appears as a playable character in the standalone updated version of the game, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
The stories have been collected in a number of trade paperbacks:
- Deadpool: The Circle Chase (collects The Circle Chase, 96 pages, Marvel Comics, March 1997, ISBN 0-7851-0259-0)
- Deadpool II: Sins of the Past (collects Deadpool (vol. 2), 96 pages, Marvel Comics, January 1997, ISBN 0-7851-0554-9)
- Deadpool (Panini Comics):
- Deadpool Classic (Marvel Comics):
- Volume 1 (collects New Mutants #98, The Circle Chase, Deadpool (vol. 2), and Deadpool (vol. 3) #1, 264 pages, May 2008, ISBN 0-7851-3124-8)
- Volume 2 (collects Deadpool (vol. 3) #2-8 and -1, and Daredevil/Deadpool Annual 1997, 256 pages, April 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3731-9)
- Volume 3 (collects Deadpool (vol. 3) #9-17, and Amazing Spider-Man #47, 280 pages, November 2009, ISBN 0-7851-4244-4)
- Volume 4 (collects Deadpool (vol. 3) #18-25, Deadpool #0, and Deadpool & Death Annual 1998, 296 pages, February 2011, ISBN 0-7851-5302-0)
- Volume 5 (collects Deadpool (vol. 3) #26-33, Baby's First Deadpool Book, and Deadpool Team-Up #1, 272 pages, June 2011, ISBN 0-7851-5519-8)
- Volume 6 (collects Deadpool (vol. 3) #34-45, and Black Panther #23, 312 pages, February 2012)
- Wolverine/Deadpool: Weapon X (collects Wolverine #162-166 and Deadpool (vol. 3) #57-60, 240 pages, Marvel Comics, August 2002, ISBN 0-7851-0918-8)
- Volume 1: Secret Invasion (collects Deadpool (vol. 4) #1-5, 120 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, March 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3273-2, softcover, July 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3273-2)
- Volume 2: Dark Reign (collects Deadpool (vol. 4) #6-7 and 10-12, 112 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, September 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3980-X, softcover, December 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3274-0)
- Dark Reign: Deadpool/Thunderbolts (collects Deadpool (vol. 4) #8-9 and Thunderbolts #130-131, 96 pages, Marvel Comics, softcover, July 2009, ISBN 0-7851-4090-5)
- Volume 3: X Marks the Spot (collects Deadpool (vol. 4) #13-18, 144 pages, Marvel Comics, March 2010, hardcover, ISBN 0-7851-4311-4, softcover, ISBN 0-7851-4040-9)
- Volume 4: Monkey Business (collects Deadpool (vol. 4) #19-22, and Hit-Monkey One-Shot, 120 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, July 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4530-3, softcover, December 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4531-1)
- Volume 5: What Happens in Vegas (collects Deadpool (vol. 4) #23-26, 120 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, October 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4532-X, softcover, March 2011)
- Volume 6: I Rule, You Suck (collects Deadpool (vol.4) #27-31, 120 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, March 2011, softcover, July 2011)
- Volume 7: Space Oddity (collects Deadpool (vol.4) #32-35, 33.1, 120 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, June 2011, softcover, November 2011)
- Volume 8: Operation Annihilation (collects Deadpool (vol. 4) #36-39, and Deadpool (vol. 3) #4, 112 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, October 2011, softcover, April 2012)
- Volume 9: Institutionalized (collects Deadpool (vol. 4) #40-44, 120 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, January 2012)
- Volume 10: Evil Deadpool (collects Deadpool (vol. 4) #45-49, 49.1, 144 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, April 2012)
- Deadpool: Suicide Kings (collects Deadpool: Suicide Kings #1-5 and Deadpool: Games of Death, 152 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, October 2009, ISBN 0-7851-4172-3, premiere hardcover, February 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4041-7, softcover, April 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4041-7)
- Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth, Volume 1 - Head Trip (collects Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth #1-13, 328 pages, premiere hardcover, October 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4534-6, softcover, March 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4407-2)
- Deadpool Corps:
- Deadpool Corps Prelude (collects Prelude to Deadpool Corps #1-5, 120 pages, Marvel Comics, premiere hardcover, July 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4752-7, softcover, January 2011)
- Volume 1: Pool-pocalypse Now (collects Deadpool Corps #1-6, 168 pages, hardcover, October 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4824-8, softcover, April 2011)
- Volume 2: You Say You Want A Revolution (collects Deadpool Corps #7-12, 144 pages, hardcover, May 2011, softcover, December 2011)
- Deadpool Team-Up:
- Volume 1: Good Buddies (collects Deadpool Team-Up #899-894, 144 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, August 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4528-1, softcover, December 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4529-X)
- Volume 2: Special Relationship (collects Deadpool Team-Up #893-889, 192 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, December 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4711-X, softcover, June 2011)
- Volume 3: BFF's (collects Deadpool Team-Up #888-883, Wolverine/Deadpool: The Decoy, 168 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, May 2011, softcover, November 2011)
- Deadpool MAX:
- Volume 1: Nutjob (collects Deadpool MAX #1-6, 144 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, June 2011, softcover, December 2011)
- Volume 2: Balls Out (collects Deadpool MAX #7-12, 144 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, December 2011)
- Deadpool: Wade Wilson's War (collects Wade Wilson's War #1-4, 104 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, December 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4585-0, softcover, June 2011)
- Deadpool: Pulp (collects Deadpool: Pulp #1-4, 112 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, March 2011, softcover, August 2011)
- Deadpool: The Dead-Head Redemption (collects Deadpool #900, #1000, Captain America: Who Won't Wield The Shield, and Marvel Digital Holiday Special: Merry Freakin' Christmas, 240 pages, Marvel Comics, softcover, June 2011)
- Deadpool/Amazing Spider-Man/Hulk: Identity Wars (collects Amazing Spider-Man Annual #38, Deadpool Annual #1, and Incredible Hulks Annual #1, 112 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, September 2011)
- Deadpool: All in the Family (collects Deadpool Family, Cable (vol. 2) #25, and Deadpool and Cable #26, 112 pages, Marvel Comics, softcover, September 2011)
- Fear Itself: Deadpool/Fearsome Four (collects Fear Itself: Deadpool #1-3, and Fear Itself: Fearsome Four #1-4, 168 pages, Marvel Comics, hardcover, February 2012)
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