DEADPOOL #29-32: The End of Joe Kelly’s Run


Joe Kelly ends his time on Deadpool with an extremely psychologically complex arc, showing the depth of Wade Wilson’s denial and the horrors of his past.  Spoilers abound below, so if you don’t want to get this story ruined–and you really should read it for yourself–stop reading now.

Okay, now that the kids are out of the room…

Kelly sets up the story, above, by bringing in a woman from Deadpool’s past who Wilson recognizes as his wife–a woman who was raped in front of him, and he was left broken and alive.  This is the cause of all his damage, it seems, all of his distance and self-protective humor.

We then learn that T-Ray was the killer.


And then, the final punchline: It was Deadpool who broke into T-Ray’s home, killed his wife, and left T-Ray alive.  We thought he was the hero, but all along Deadpool has been a horrible villain in desperate need of atonement.

And then the final piece of brilliance.  Next post.

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