WEFOUNDDeadpool Volume 8: Operation Annihilation

The character's popularity has seen him feature in numerous other media. In the 2004 series Cable & Deadpool , he refers to his own scarred appearance as " Ryan Reynolds crossed with a Shar Pei ". [6] [7] Reynolds himself would eventually portray the character in the X-Men film series , appearing in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) , Deadpool (2016) and the upcoming Deadpool 2 (2018). [8] [9] [10]

The series was taken over by Christopher Priest who noted that he found Kelly's issues to be "complex and a little hostile to new readers like me" and that by issue 37, he realized that "it was okay to make Deadpool look stupid." [22] Kelly may have introduced Deadpool to breaking the fourth wall, but Priest "could be credited for establishing it as an essential part of the character’s personality and worldview." Priest left the series after only one year at issue #45. [21]

Deadpool's next starring appearance came in 2004 with the launch of Cable & Deadpool written by Fabian Nicieza , where Deadpool became partnered with his former enemy, Cable , teaming up in various adventures. This title was canceled with issue #50 and replaced by a new Cable series in March 2008. [25] Deadpool then appeared briefly in the Wolverine: Origins title by writer Daniel Way before Way and Paco Medina launched another Deadpool title in September 2008. [26] Medina was the main series artist, with Carlo Barberi filling in on the first issue after the " Secret Invasion " tie-in. [27]