So what do you do when a once critically acclaimed underground favorite becomes boring or bad? You slap a new #1 on it! Twice! Marvel understood that even way back in 2001. During this short run, we essentially got two Deadpool miniseries that kep the original numbering in a little box.
This was also when Joe Quesada signed on as Editor in Chief and decided to make comics for grown ups, so I’m sure that was part of this push. But Frank Tieri and Georges Jeanty couldn’t pull off an adult Deadpool title. (Deadpool MAX, over a decade later, was awesome—and I’m sure I’ll get to it here eventually.)
The one thing this book did do, featured above, was supercharge DP’s healing factor. They also made him handsome again, but that changed by the end of the run and trust me, it’s not worth getting into in detail.
Just when it appears nothing can save Wade Wilson from mediocrity, Gail Simone will arrive to safe the day. Next.