The finish line is in sight. Just one more month and 2013, for good or ill, will be in the history books. But we’re not there yet, so let’s see what will be hanging on the wall for the next 30 days.
One of the great mysteries of modern comics is the surprising appeal of Deadpool. Marvel hasn’t had much luck in recent years creating characters that can hold their own title for very long (Wolverine’s the last one I can think of and he dates back to 1974) and Deadpool is one such character.
Created by Rob Liefield and Fabian Nicieza, Wade Wilson first appeared in 1991 in the pages of “X-Force.” Deadpool is a fast-talking, wisecracking assassin. He’s a lot like Spider-Man if Spidey used guns instead of webs and killed people instead of saved them.
Of course once a villain becomes popular, oftentimes comic companies will soften their killer urges and come up with ways to make them more heroic — like having them only kill bad guys. ‘Pool’s popularity comes primarily from the comics as he hasn’t made many appearances in other media. He did (rather infamously) appear in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” played by Ryan Reynolds. It was not his best moment.
My Avengers’ movie calendar gives November over to The Mighty One, which is only fitting since he has a movie coming out next week. I couldn’t find the picture on my calendar online so this one will have to do. It looks like the same artist.
I can’t possibly think of anything more to say about Thor that I haven’t already said — especially since Thor Week — so let’s close early so you can scroll on up and read this week’s movie reviews.