Deadpool (vol. 4)

Deadpool (vol. 4)
Deadpool (vol. 4)
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Publication date September 2008 – Present
Number of issues 43 (+ 1 Annual)
Main character(s) Deadpool
Creative team
Writer(s) Daniel Way

Deadpool (vol. 4) is a comic book ongoing series, written by Daniel Way with various artists, published by Marvel Comics and starring the anti-hero Deadpool.


Story Arcs

"One of Us" (#1-3)

  • Published: September 2008 - October 2008
  • Plot Outline: The Merc with a Mouth is back, even deadlier and more deranged than before! The planet has been invaded by Skrulls, everything's gone topsy-turvy...but, in Deadpool's world, that just means it's Monday! Crazy times call for crazy men, but c'mon, this guy's insane! Like it or not, Deadpool may be the only person on the planet who can save us...but who's to say he wants to?

"Horror Business" (#4-5)

  • Published: November 2008 - December 2008
  • Plot Outline: His mission in “Secret Invasion” completed, Deadpool goes back to business as usual, completely unaware that he’s been sold up the river by a villain of incalculable guile -- a villain who won’t soon forget -- or forgive -- Wade’s sins. As the Skrull War winds to its climactic conclusion, the Merc with a Mouth has no idea that the worst for him is yet ahead.

"How Low an You Go?" (#6-7)

  • Published: January 2009 - February 2009
  • Plot Outline: Remember when Deadpool saved the Earth from those pesky Skrulls? Well, the guy who stole the intel Deadpool worked so hard to acquire - and positioned himself as Earth's Number One War Hero - wants to make sure you don't. The last thing this guy needs is a certain "Merc with a Mouth" letting everyone know the truth of how he saved the day, and he's hired a certain maniacal man-eater to make sure Deadpool never does. Here comes Tiger-Shark! Plus, a surprise appearance by a certain palindromic pal!

"Magnum Opus" (#8-9)

  • Published: March 2009 - April 2009
  • Plot Outline: SPECIAL CROSSOVER WITH THUNDERBOLTS! Deadpool unleashes his most insane plan yet: a full-on assault against Norman Osborn! As Deadpool storms his way to the top of Avengers Tower, Osborn is forced to pull out all the stops to save his own skin -- and that means deploying the brand new Thunderbolts! Plug your ears, kids -- this is gonna be loud!

"Bullseye" (#10-12)

  • Published: May 2009 - July 2009
  • Plot Outline: Norman Osborn is through playing around with Deadpool--it's time to send in the big guns. The big, crazy guns that never, ever miss. He may be wearing a new costume, but he's still the same ol' psychopath...

"Wave of Mutilation" (#13-14)

  • Published: August 2009
  • Plot Outline: Deadpool has ceased to exist, he's given his good-byes, he's driven his car into the ocean. They'll think he's dead, but he'll sail away. Then, he becomes a pirate!

"Want You to Want Me" (#15-18)

  • Published: September 2009 - December 2009
  • Plot Outline: Now that he knows that a pirate's life isn't for him, Deadpool's now starting to seriously question this whole "mercenary" thing. Maybe there's something else he could do with his life. He doesn't know what that could be, but then he turns on the television, and he knows exactly where he needs to be, and who needs him most. Hello, San Francisco!

"Whatever a Spider Can" (#19-21)

  • Published: January 2010 - March 2010
  • Plot Outline: The X-Men? Pfft! Not really Deadpool’s style. Though he’s still committed to doing this “hero” thing, Wade’s more of a “lone wolf” kinda guy, out there doing his own thing. Y’know…thwp-thwp.

"Do Idiots Dream of Electric Stupidity?" (#22)

  • Published: April 2010
  • Plot Outline: Somewhere in rural North Georgia, a brazen band of brigands have made the mistake of robbing Deadpool’s bus, stagecoach-style. But en route to delivering a hefty comeuppance to these redneck rogues, Deadpool makes a “shocking” discovery…as will you, intrepid reader. Brace yourself for the introduction of Appalachia’s own vilest of villains, the disgraceful WHITE LIGHTNIN’!

"Tricky" (#23-25)

  • Published: May 2010 - July 2010
  • Plot Outline: Deadpool’s been described as many things over the years, but “trendsetter”? That’s a new one. Here he is, trying to get his hero on and guess what? Suddenly, everyone else is, too! Seems like everyone’s wanting to jump on the Deadpool bandwagon lately, doesn’t it?

"Sinner Sinner, Chicken Dinner" (#26)

  • Published: August 2010
  • Plot Outline: Deadpool’s quest to become a hero isn’t exactly going well, mostly because…well, let’s face it: Deadpool’s just not a “good guy.” He’s done a lot of really bad stuff in the past, things that can’t just be swept under the rug. But what if he was given the chance to do just that? What if he was given the chance to confront all of his past sins? What if Ghost Rider showed up in this book?

"I'm Your Man" (#27-29)

  • Published: September 2010 - November 2010
  • Plot Outline: This may be the Heroic Age and all, but the sad fact is that sometimes the good guys, in order to do good, have to do some things that are very bad. And when they do, well…that’s when they hollah atcha boy.

"I Rule, You Suck" (#30-31)

  • Published: December 2010 - January 2011
  • Plot Outline: Deadpool blowing away vampires—how @#$%ing cool is that?! Wait…he’s not blowing away vampires? He’s protecting vampires? That doesn’t sound cool at all.

"Send in the Clowns" (#32)

  • Published: January 2011
  • Plot Outline: Did you hear? Deadpool‘s done, outta the merc game. But there’s a new player in town, and this cat is baaaad. He’s got crazy space-guns, an intergalactic hooptie, and a rep that’s getting bigger by the day and just about the coolest name ever. And he’s here on earth to let everybody know…starting with Deadpool!

"The Price Is Right" (#33.1)

  • Published: March 2011
  • Plot Outline: Deadpool has risen to prominence, thanks to the immense talent of Daniel Way. And if you haven’t been reading Deadpool, now is the time to delve into the Merc With A Mouth’s twisted world! The Wrecker, an immensely powerful psychopath, is on the loose and wreaking havoc. There’s only one person to call…Deadpool!

"Space Oddity" (#33-35)

  • Published: February 2011 - April 2011
  • Plot Outline: Deadpool, everyone's favorite fun-loving killer-for-hire, is back in business, taking on a new gig – in space! Will this job cement his rep as the best merc in the solar system, or will things like lack of oxygen and zero-gravity throw him off his game? One word: Maybe!

"Homecoming!" (#36)

  • Published: April 2011
  • Plot Outline: He’s baa-aaack! No, not Deadpool (though he is back, from outer space)--Macho Gomez! And this time, he's brought friends. His friends? Nope...Deadpool's friends. And every single one of them has an axe to grind with our boy Wade for how he's treated them in the past. No, really--they have axes!

"In Between Worlds" (Annual #1)

  • Published: May 2011
  • Plot Outline: Deadpool teams up with Deadpool (well…Deathwish) in this alternate reality doppelganger extravaganza! The trip to a perfect world continues here from last month’s Spider-Man Annual and features occasional attempts at serious subplot storytelling with guest stars Spider-Man and Hulk. But nothing is as it seems and all will be revealed!

"Operation Annihilation" (#37-39)

  • Published: May 2011 - June 2011
  • Plot Outline: The end begins here! Deadpool has now fixated on achieving the one thing that’s always been beyond his reach—death. Not an easy thing for an un-killable man to achieve, but that’s not gonna stop him from trying. But first, he must figure out the all-important question: How? What in the world can kill Deadpool? It has to be big. It has to be powerful beyond description. It has to be…green?

"Institutionalized" (#40-42)

  • Published: July 2011 - August 2011
  • Plot Outline: After the fallout (nuclear and otherwise) of Deadpool’s antics out in Arizona, the federal government is faced with an impossible question: What to do with Deadpool? Luckily, Deadpool’s gamma-powered legal defense team provides an answer: Stick him in an institution! When you think about it, it might be the only solution—after all he really does need some professional help as well as protection from the enemy; himself.

"You Complete Me" (#43-44)

  • Published: September 2011 - October 2011
  • Plot Outline: After a brief stint in a maximum-security mental institution, Deadpool is back on the streets and back on track, running headlong toward oblivion as fast as his little red feet can take him. But something causes him to stumble…or, rather, someone. Guess what, True Believers? Deadpool’s about to get a girlfriend! Unfortunately, she’s a total psychopath and Deadpool finds her utterly repulsive—but that’s not gonna stop her! Actually, nothing can stop her. Prepare yourselves for the most disturbing love story ever told!

"Evil Deadpool" (#45-)

  • Published: October 2011 -
  • Plot Outline: What would happen if a collection of Deadpool’s frozen, severed body parts were to be thrown into a dumpster and then, once thawed, fuse together to form a new--and totally evil--Deadpool? Well, we could tell you…but it’d be way cooler if you read it for yourself!

Collected Editions

The series has been collected into a number of individual volumes:

  • 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)

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