What should we make of Deadpool? He was just one of a slew of “dark” and “edgy” superheroes created in the 90s, but has morphed into a phenomenon all to his own — a guy who is simultaneously a culmination and deconstruction of the whole superhero genre. On paper, few would have picked him to be a runaway sensation, but 2016’s Deadpool is one of the great superhero movie success stories, and the sequel is gearing up to be another smash for Marvel’s merc with a mouth.
Here are a few of Deadpool’s best comics for those who want to know more about Marvel’s Merc With a Mouth.
Be sure to check out our spoiler-free review of Deadpool 2: