Ladies… Although there are millions of women fully engaged and knowledgeable about the comic book anti-hero known as Deadpool, there are undoubtedly thousands, maybe even just hundreds, that are not. Now, for those of you who may NOT be as well versed in who or what Marvel Deadpool is, consider this ‘guide’ a quick, and easy-to-follow resource for you to browse through and learn everything you need to know, before the movie hits the theaters, nationwide on February 12th.
The Women’s Guide to Marvel Deadpool will not only help you to impress your friends, spouse or significant others, but maybe, just maybe give you the leverage you need to get your partner into another big Valentine’s Day release, How to Be Single, starring Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) and the hilarious Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect).
Now, if I’ve got your attention – GOOD! If not, let’s browse a little further ahead to the SHORT & BRIEF, yet comprehensive Guide that will give you a Marvel Deadpool brain dump like you’ve never seen, and best of all…FOR FREE! Got your attention now?! No? Fuck it, let’s just move ahead!
Quick Deadpool Facts
Character Name: Deadpool
Character Real Name: Wade Wilson
Deadpool Comic is Published By: Marvel (NOT DC COMICS – Understand this very important distinction)
Deadpool Abilities: What Deadpool is especially known for is having the ability to regenerate – essentially repair damaged tissue at a highly accelerated rate. In fact, Deadpool’s healing ability is strong enough that he has previously survived complete incineration and decapitation on more than one occasion. He is for all intensive purposes IMMORTAL, which can make for some rather ‘comedic’ deaths. Other than that Deadpool is a highly trained assassin and mercenary, adept in multiple forms of martial arts, and an expert swordsman and marksman. He often employs a number of bladed (swords) and projectile type weapons (guns) to dispatch foes.
Actor Playing Deadpool: Ryan Reynolds
Other Notable Films Ryan Reynolds Starred In: Green Lantern, Safe House, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (where he played Deadpool once before – pay attention to this particular point)
Comic Deadpool FIRST Appeared In: The New Mutants #98 (NOT IMPORTANT..however you may score GODDESS-LEVEL points if you can casually bring this up in conversation)
What Makes Deadpool Different Than Others?
I am going to assume that your significant other has drug you to a number of other comic book films already, am I right? Maybe you’ve either seen or at least heard of – The Avengers? X-Men? Spider-Man? At least Batman and/or Superman? Well, Deadpool is a bit different. How exactly? Let me try to make this reeeeeeeeaaaaaallly brief…
Deadpool is aware that he is a fictional comic book character (yes, I know this is already spooking you you out, but trust me, it somehow…’works’ for this character and his story). He commonly breaks what is referred to as the ‘fourth wall’ (“The fourth wall” is an expression stemming from the world of theater. In most modern theater design, a room will consist of three physical walls, as well as a an imaginary fourth that serves to separate the world of the characters from that of the audience), which tends to create humorous effect.
Deadpool is Mentally Unstable (As serious a condition this is in REAL life, in the comics and Marvel Deadpool comics in particular, this ‘illness’ actually works in his favor). Deadpool’s regenerative ability is a boon to his existence but unfortunately it has also caused a form of psychosis and mental instability, as his neurons are also affected by the accelerated regeneration. The benefit of Deadpool suffering from this side affect is that it makes him unpredictable to his opponents.
Lastly, Here is the Official Marvel Deadpool Trailer
Now, for you OVER ACHIEVERS, I have included a few more Marvel Deadpool resources to really set you ahead of the ‘game’ so-to-speak. A word of caution though, following through with any of these extra credit items may have you surpass even your significant other’s knowledge of Deadpool which could cause some jealously. You have been forewarned!
Deadpool & Cable: Ultimate Collection Book 01
Wade Wilson and Nathan Summers – Marvel’s mightiest mutant mercs – are back, and this time they’re stuck with each other! Can two grown men armed to the teeth with deadly genetic weaponry live together without driving each other crazy?! Action, adventure, black humor, black-ops, and face-changing viruses galore! [see more here]
Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection Book 02
Deadpool FINALLY gets hired for a job! There’s a missing hard drive, and whoever gets it could very well own the world! Naturally, our Merc With a Mouth is going to find it first, right? Well…only if he can outwit that superspy known as the CAT, and slide by the undulating charms of three gorgeous and deadly snake chicks. [see more here]
Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection Book 03
Deadpool & Cable together again and this time, with a little ‘more’ gratuitous France-bashing and lots of gunfire to mark the unexpected, unconventional and inexplicable pairing of two of Marvel’s fan-favorite anti-heroes! [see more here]