Marvel Announces The Death of Deadpool

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Marvel Comics has announced, via Nerdist, that they will be killing Deadpool in April's Deadpool #250, which will be the final issue of his ongoing series.

The issue will be an all-star writing and art jam, with some of the most popular creators from Deadpool’s past contributing to the issue, including writers Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Nick Giovanetti, Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, and Mike Drucker, and artists like Scott Koblish and Mike Hawthorne.

“In all honesty, the story that you’re going to get in Deadpool #250, is a story that we really have been building to since the first issue of Deadpool NOW,” says Gerry Duggan, who has co-written the series with Brian Posehn since its most recent relaunch. “And it will absolutely feel – it will feel, I hope, readers will think that this is an appropriate end for this Deadpool.”

Marvel’s SVP of Sales & Marketing, David Gabriel, hinted at the Death of Deadpool in September, during an exclusive interview with ComicBook.com.

“Oh and speaking of death, we were just talking about the upcoming death of a character in March in issue #250 of a character with the word Dead in his name,” Gabriel said in the interview. His timing seems to have been slightly off, but close enough.

Deadpool is the second major character known for being particularly hard to kill that Marvel will be shuffling off this mortal coil, following Death of Wolverine in 2014. Of course, nothing lasts forever in comics, and many fans will project a resurrection for both characters before their next respective movies hit the big screen.

Deadpool #250 goes on sale in April. Official solicitation text follows.

DEADPOOL #250 (A.K.A. issue #45)
Written by GERRY DUGGAN, BRIAN POSEHN, BEN ACKER, BEN BLACKER, NICK GIOVANETTI, PAUL SCHEER, JASON MANTZOUKAS, MIKE DRUCKER, & MORE
Penciled by MIKE HAWTHORNE, SCOTT KOBLISH, & MORE
Cover by SCOTT KOBLISH

FINAL ISSUE!
That’s right—if you add together all the Deadpool series (creatively) issue 45 is the big 250th issue of Deadpool! What better way to celebrate than to end the series? In our over-sized main story, ULTIMATUM comes at Deadpool for revenge, so he has no choice but to take them on—ALL OF THEM. Then, in an Infinity Gauntlet crossover, what would Deadpool do if he got the six gems from Thanos? Plus: a slew of stories showcasing Deadpool’s closest friends and allies by special guest writers! Also, SPOILER: Deadpool dies at the end of the issue.

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37 Comments

  1. I guess Marvel really does want to crush Fox.

  2. Couldn't have happened to a more overrated character...

    But, really, if Marvel isn't doing an Avengers / X-men crossover, a new #1 for a major character, and killing off a notable character at least once every 3 months they're simply not doing their job.

    People always complalin about events and gimmicks, but DC just had their worst sales year since the launch of the New 52, and guess what? They had no major crossover event, character death, or big #1 relaunch all year. Their biggest month for sales was the Futures End lenticular covers gimmick. Money talks and bullcrap also talks in this business, I guess.

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    Frankly the whole Deadpool NOW Run has been terrible,as well as the whole Dracula's gauntlet run. I miss the uncanny x-force Deadpool. Volume 2 with the whole dark reign storyline was great as well.I hope they use this death gimmick to get the character back on track.

  3. Of COURSE Deadpool will be back ... you don't kill off a character only to release a movie next year.

    And, this being Marvel, it works like this ...

    Kill Deadpool in 2015 + Release DP movie in 2016 = new Deadpool book next year.

    No way Marvel passes up a chance to make even more money.

  4. One more thing ...

    It's more than a little suspicious that this is being planned for April ...

    It so happens that 04.01.2015 is a Wednesday ...

    Just saying.

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