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#1 Posted by The Lobster (1480 posts) - - Show Bio

It's odd how Marvel is making more bucks, but DC has most of the highest selling series.

#2 Edited by The Lobster (1480 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_lobster_ said:

For all those people who think Deadpool wouldn't be able to throw Deathstroke off guard or psych him out with his random witty banter.

I present exhibit A, an alternate version of Deathstroke who looks and acts exactly like Deadpool. Distracting Slade Wilson in the middle of a fight long enough for Batman to sneak up behind and knock him out cold. If this version of "Deadstroke" can do it, a version that was seriously depowered just for the sake of comedy.....Wade Wilson could do it easily. Deadpool would just have to mention the fact that he's an alternate universe version of Deathstroke designed to be a parody (Which he is) and this exact same scenario would happen. Just with Deadpool sneaking in the final blow and not Batman.

Sure, if this fight was written by someone who's going for comedic value instead of portraying a fair fight.

Slade's a professional, he's not going to get all that bothered by some guy rambling irrelevant nonsense.

It's Deadpool, there's going to be comedic value regardless heheh

#3 Edited by The Lobster (1480 posts) - - Show Bio

For all those people who think Deadpool wouldn't be able to throw Deathstroke off guard or psych him out with his random witty banter.

I present exhibit A, an alternate version of Deathstroke who looks and acts exactly like Deadpool. Distracting Slade Wilson in the middle of a fight long enough for Batman to sneak up behind and knock him out cold. If this version of "Deadstroke" can do it, a version that was seriously depowered just for the sake of comedy.....Wade Wilson could do it easily. Deadpool would just have to mention the fact that he's an alternate universe version of Deathstroke designed to be a parody (Which he is) and this exact same scenario would happen. Just with Deadpool sneaking in the final blow and not Batman.

#4 Edited by The Lobster (1480 posts) - - Show Bio

@renaissanceman said:

@the_lobster_ said:

Deadpool's healing factor is three times more powerful than Slade's.

Also lets not underestimate Deadpool's fighting skills. He's beaten Wolverine in a straight up brawl more than once, and isn't Wolverine supposed to be one of the best fighters of the Marvel universe? He's also gone toe to toe with Captain America, Spider-man, Iron Fist and Powerman (At the same time), Daredevil, and Taskmaster. And he's won some of those fights. Deadpool may be a clown, but he's a trained killer. People underestimate him all the time, which is very dangerous when we're talking about the Merc with the Mouth.

Even if Slade wins the battle, Wade will win the war. That's what makes Deadpool such a deadly opponent, he will always return for round two. My vote goes to Deadpool on this one. To paraphrase the Merc with the Mouth himself....."You may kill me first, but I guarantee I will kill you last."

His healing factor doesn't matter, because you don't have to kill him to defeat him. Deadpool is a character for little kids. No depth, all just goofy jokes. Slade takes on entire teams without prep and does well. It's his fight to lose. And Deathstroke doesn't lose very often.

If you think Deadpool is a character for little kids, I shutter to think what else you show your children. If a psychotic and possibly suicidal mass murderer motivated solely by greed and cursed to never be with the love of his life who just so happens to be the physical representation of Death itself ..... is nowadays classified as kids stuff.....well, that's like saying Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the same as Dora The Explorer.

Also that is such a gross generalization of Deadpool's character. That's like if I said that Deathstroke was nothing more than a stereotypical 90's action anti-hero inspired by one to many Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis movies. He's much more deeper than just jokes. He has tons of depth. He's the perfect sad clown story. A character who uses humor to help him cope with his flaws and insecurities. He's a man with a horrible past. He was used and thrown away after his purpose wasn't needed. Treated like human garbage, and even when he tries to do better and be a good person, he's still treated like human garbage. People refuse to give him a chance. Even the other Marvel superheroes treat him badly. It's because of his horrible treatment by other people that in his mind, the world owes him. He thinks that because the world dealt him a crap-hand in the past and continues to deal him crap-hands, that he deserves a get-out-of-responsibility free-card. There's this great moment where Deadpool tells Cable that he's destiny's garbage man. It's a really disturbing look into the way Wade Wilson sees himself. He's not really fond of who he is and what he does.

Look at some of these scans and tell me you don't see a tragic psychologically damaged character in there. If you don't....well either you're not looking or your refuse to look at all.

#5 Posted by The Lobster (1480 posts) - - Show Bio

Deadpool's healing factor is three times more powerful than Slade's.

Also lets not underestimate Deadpool's fighting skills. He's beaten Wolverine in a straight up brawl more than once, and isn't Wolverine supposed to be one of the best fighters of the Marvel universe? He's also gone toe to toe with Captain America, Spider-man, Iron Fist and Powerman (At the same time), Daredevil, and Taskmaster. And he's won some of those fights. Deadpool may be a clown, but he's a trained killer. People underestimate him all the time, which is very dangerous when we're talking about the Merc with the Mouth.

Even if Slade wins the battle, Wade will win the war. That's what makes Deadpool such a deadly opponent, he will always return for round two. My vote goes to Deadpool on this one. To paraphrase the Merc with the Mouth himself....."You may kill me first, but I guarantee I will kill you last."

#6 Posted by The Lobster (1480 posts) - - Show Bio

His mouth

#7 Edited by The Lobster (1480 posts) - - Show Bio

I've noticed something very interesting about these two series.

Bates Motel fans seem to be primarily female, while Hannibal fans seem to be primarily male.

Which explains the difference between the two enough for me....and which one I voted for.....Hannibal.

#8 Posted by The Lobster (1480 posts) - - Show Bio

I had a hard time picking between Son of Batman, and Arkham Origins. On one hand, I love everything about the Arkham Origins design. The heavy duty amount of amour, the helmet, the kevlar, everything about it is awesome. It's exactly how I picture a live action movie version of Deathstroke would look......However......I really like how in Son of Batman, the cloth comes down over his face and tucks under a chinstrap. It's a brilliant design.

Guess I'll go with Arkham Origins, since I love everything about it and not just one thing.

#9 Edited by The Lobster (1480 posts) - - Show Bio

Really, more Batman books?!! Out of the hundreds of thousands of good to great characters DC has at their disposal. They give Batman two more new series? I mean, one hand I'm glad to see Shawn Crystal and Gerry Duggan (Two of my favorite people in the business right now get more work) but isn't this over-saturation of Batman a bit too much?

It seems like DC is just trying to wheel in more cash. They know Batman books always sell, so make more of them. I'm scared DC will eventually become nothing BUT Batman books.

This is all just a bit too.....befuddling