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#1 Posted by The Lobster (1517 posts) - - Show Bio

Deadpool can totally be done in a PG13 setting.

In fact a PG-13 setting might open itself up to a ton of funny jokes. They could do a 4th wall swearing joke like in Scott Pilgrim or the classic conveniently located object blocking the view for the audience in terms of violence or nudity.

Like this....

#2 Edited by The Lobster (1517 posts) - - Show Bio

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THIS IS NOT DEADPOOL MONTH!!! DEADPOOL NEEDS TO STOP HIJACKING CYCLOP'S SPOTLIGHT LIKE WOLVERINE!!!!!!!

The list is good, but isn't it Cyclops month?

#3 Edited by The Lobster (1517 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree that Joe Kelly's run is essential when it comes to being a fan of Deadpool. His run is probably some of the best stuff to have ever happen to the character.....and come on, who doesn't like Blind Al or Weasel.

I know that I'm one of the biggest Anti-Daniel way on this site....but again, I support the fact that if people like his stuff, that's fine. What angers me are the people who have ONLY read his run and claim it's the best thing ever. That I can't support. If you only read Deadpool at his worst, than you have no idea what he's like at his best.

Seriously though.....Joe Kelly's run is a must read.....and Gerry Duggan and Brian Poshen's stuff is up there as well.

#4 Edited by The Lobster (1517 posts) - - Show Bio

He was just an overall lazy writer, with a poor grasp on the charcter. He pretty much took a great character, and dumbed him down for a mass audience.

How lazy was he?

Well, he introduced the the voices with no explanation other than Daniel Way needing an excuse to not need a supporting cast. Read some of his interviews. He flat out admits it. He wrote the voices so the book wouldn't become, "Deadpool and Friends." Which is an excuse for not wanting to write more than one character. Besides, Deadpool was usually the kind of person who would seek out people to say funny things to. Like his friends or side characters (Weasel, Bob, Agent X, Outlaw, Bullseye, or Blind Al). Heck Blind Al used to live with him, so she was always there to chat with him. That's why he kept her "hostage", because he needed someone in his life who was always there for him. That's the point of having side characters, so that you don't need voices in the character's head. Anything the voices do in a thematic or practical sense could be done with one of Deadpool's side characters. So why bother having voices at all? Instead of Deadpool talking to himself....why not just have him talk to Weasel over the phone?

Imagine it like this. Imagine if a writer decided to say....."you know, Wolverine is too violent and he's alienating the child audiences we have.....hurm....I think I'll take away his claws." Then you read the first issue of this writers series and Wolverine suddenly has no claws and instead just fights with his fist. No explanation how he lost them, no continuity, just no more claws anymore. People would throw a hissy fit and crucify this writer. Should Daniel Way get a get out of continuity free card just because he can use the excuse that Deadpool is crazy?

Plus, the voices ruin one of Deadpool's most iconic traits....his motormouth? How is he the merc with the mouth when all of his jokes are inside his head?

Not to mention, Before Way, Deadpool was a complex, deeply scared crying clown....and not just Peter Griffin in a mask who heard voices and saw hallucinations because, well, that's what crazy means right? Yes Daniel Way....but Deadpool was never THAT kind of crazy. Making him THAT kind of crazy is a huge step backward from the character he already was.

Then there's the fact, he ignored all continuity and thought he can just start anew and ignore everything that came before. He only mentions something that came before if it serves a purpose to his story, he doesn't care if he writes something that contradicts everything that came before....so long as he can write his little story. He didn't care if what he's having the character do is out of character and goes against everything that character is, just as long as it makes for a good moment. He wrote jokes than told stories around those jokes.....instead of writing a story and having the jokes stem from that story.

The only thing I could say that was positive about Way's run was that he had some good ideas, but they were executed terribly.

#5 Edited by The Lobster (1517 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324 said:

Please no Ryan Reynolds. Didn't like his version in origins and he doesn't look like he'd be a good one. I want cancer face deadpool

He respects the character.

Yeah, he respects him so much that he actually let FOX studios and the writers get away with butchering the character.

Honestly, I'm stoked for the movie. After seeing the Deadpool test footage, I honestly think they're going to do it and do it right. Tim Miller seems to have a unique style and respect for the character, the writer I know can do action comedy after seeing Zombieland, and even thought I kinda felt Reynold's delivery with some of the lines in the test footage felt off I do think he'll do the character justice.

This is great news, CHIMICHANGAS FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!

#6 Posted by The Lobster (1517 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_lobster_ said:

@freddy_blairer said:

Deadpool vs Freddy Krueger, who wins!?

Deadpool.

Freddy Krueger would try to kill him in his dream but he'd find it just as doable as when he tried to kill Jason. Deadpool's healing factor would keep him alive and kicking. Eventually spending to much time in Deadpool's head would wear down on Freddy and he'd probably kill himself to end the noise and insanity or run away with his tail between his legs. Either way, it's a win for Deadpool.

A win for Deadpool? Freddy's immortal. I think it's a stalemate :3

A win doesn't mean a kill.

#7 Posted by The Lobster (1517 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_lobster_ said:

@g_bird said:

I just got done reading the Deadpool: Dracula's Gauntlet miniseries and thought it was awesome! What I'm wondering is what comes next, without giving out any spoilers to people who haven't read it yet. Anyone know if they're doing a follow-up series or anything like that? I've been out of the loop for a good long while, this is my first time back on the site in a couple years I think.

The Deadpool ongoing series continues the story. Issue 27 to now is continuing the story and showcasing Deadpool and his life as a husband to Shiklah and potential father. Although I'd recommend picking up issue 1, since some of the stuff happening now has been hinted or foreshadowed with since issue 1 at the very least read 13 to 19, which explains why Deadpool a lot of what's going on now....It's also one of the best Deadpool stories ever written.

I can't remember the issue numbers but That is the arcs with Iron Fist and Luke Cage and "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" correct? I loved that arc it was different than a lot of other DP stories.

Yeah, it's a great story that not only explains why Deadpool's past is an enigma wrapped in a mystery but also showcases Deadpool as a character and not just some pop-culture spewing laugh generator. Which is so rare nowadays. Not to mention how dark it got in some spots. Plus I'm glad that Gerry and Brian were kind enough to at the very least debunk my least favorite of the Deadpool origins stories.

#8 Posted by The Lobster (1517 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_bird said:

I just got done reading the Deadpool: Dracula's Gauntlet miniseries and thought it was awesome! What I'm wondering is what comes next, without giving out any spoilers to people who haven't read it yet. Anyone know if they're doing a follow-up series or anything like that? I've been out of the loop for a good long while, this is my first time back on the site in a couple years I think.

The Deadpool ongoing series continues the story. Issue 27 to now is continuing the story and showcasing Deadpool and his life as a husband to Shiklah and potential father. Although I'd recommend picking up issue 1, since some of the stuff happening now has been hinted or foreshadowed with since issue 1 at the very least read 13 to 19, which explains why Deadpool a lot of what's going on now....It's also one of the best Deadpool stories ever written.

#9 Edited by The Lobster (1517 posts) - - Show Bio

Deadpool vs Freddy Krueger, who wins!?

Deadpool.

Freddy Krueger would try to kill him in his dream but he'd find it just as doable as when he tried to kill Jason. Deadpool's healing factor would keep him alive and kicking. Eventually spending to much time in Deadpool's head would wear down on Freddy and he'd probably kill himself to end the noise and insanity or run away with his tail between his legs. Either way, it's a win for Deadpool.

#10 Edited by The Lobster (1517 posts) - - Show Bio

After Watching Hell On Wheels, I think Anson Mount would absolutely nail the role. He's got the look, the tough but quiet speech.