Deadpool Ending After Only Ten Issues? Or Can We Ever Really Keep the Merc with a Mouth Quiet?
Currently, Deadpool is the king of Monster Island, formerly known as Staten Island. But next week, he’s facing Knull, the symbiote god, in a King in Black tie-in. Deadpool is one of Marvel’s most popular franchises; however, he’s had a hard time keeping an ongoing series running. The last volume before this, by writer Skottie Young, ended after fifteen issues. The current Deadpool series, from Kelly Thompson, looks like it is ending with issue #10. But this is Deadpool. Chances are, we haven’t seen the last of him.
If the King Deadpool Era is Ending, Where Might He Pop Up Next?
They love Deadpool. He’s like the drunk-but-loveable uncle. (Image: Deadpool #6, Marvel Comics)
Back in issue #6 of Kelly Thompson’s Deadpool series, Wade Wilson found a way onto Krakoa, the mutant nation for mutants only. Despite having a serum based on Wolverine’s healing powers, Wade Wilson is not a mutant. However, he is, right now, a King, so, technically, the X-Men should have invited to a state event–as Emma notes. He’s also close to Rogue, ever since their time together on the Avengers. Though Emma and the Quiet Council denied Deadpool access before telling him to go back, Rogue offered him one of the gate flowers for him to plant. Of course, Deadpool rejected it, but his pet walking shark, Jeffrey, snatched it up.
Before he leaves, Wolverine and Rogue remind him that they’re friends. In fact, Emma points that out too–despite his volatile tendencies, he’s been their ally many times before. So, with Deadpool potentially ending, the most likely place he’ll show up is Krakoa. In fact, it would be great to see what Benjamin Percy could do with him in X-Force.
If Deadpool does end, where would you want to see him next? Hopefully, in his next series, they’ll explore his pansexuality more.
(Featured Image: Deadpool #10, Marvel Comics)
Roman Colombo finished his MFA in 2010 and now teaches writing and graphic novel literature at various Philadelphia colleges. His first novel, Trading Saints for Sinners, was published in 2014. He's currently working on his next novel and hoping to find an agent soon.