First Cullen Bunn had Wade Wilson murder the MU in the obviously titled Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe and then Bunn had him murdering literary classics in the currently unfolding Deadpool Killustrated. I guess this was not enough as he has a new four-issue miniseries starting in July called Deadpool Kills Deadpool illustrated by Salva Espin.
Here’s what the writer told Newsarama about the name of the title:
“It is very literal. One of the things that writers often hear when it comes to stories like Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, for instance, is, ‘Well, it takes place in an alternate universe, so it must not be important.’ That was really the note I wanted to touch on when going into this series. In this series, the Deadpool that we see in the other two books — who, because it gets confusing, I’m calling “Dreadpool” — this insane Deadpool, who’s set about killing everyone, he’s tried to kill the Marvel Universe numerous times, he’s killed dozens of different alternate universe versions of superheroes. And he has tried to kill the inspiration for these superheroes, by going into this literary universe, and destroying the literary icons who inspired them. And none of that has helped him succeed in his mission of ending all things.
“He has stumbled into the thought that he himself, the entity of Deadpool, is actually the progenitor of the comic book universe. So he believes that Deadpool is the key to destroying everything, and so, sets out to destroy every version of Deadpool in existence in the multiverse. And that includes the 616 Deadpool that we read about in the main series every month.”
So basically ‘Dreadpool’ who has been the main character of the other 2 Deadpool Killogy books, takes a backseat to the 616 Deadpool we all know and love, as he will be the hero. If Dreadpool is hunting all of the different Deadpools across the multiverse we must be seeing some familiar locations right?:
“You will see a lot of alternate universes that you’ve seen before, at least the Deadpools from those alternate universes. Dead Man Wade from the Age of Apocalypse, not to mention the Golden Age Deadpool, and Deadpool Noir. The Deadpool Corps plays a big role in the series, as well as a number of Deadpools that you have not seen before.
“If you consider this a war between good and evil, with our Deadpool representing good, and this homicidal Deadpool representing evil, you will see new Deadpools on both sides.”
You had me at Deadpool sir!