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What better what to express your feelings for a certain Merc With a Mouth than with a stack of pancakes … and a set of official Deadpool Underoos?
It was inevitable that the Internet’s raison d’être (funny cat photos) would cross paths with our current obsession (Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool), but we’re just glad we were around to witness it. Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce … Catpool.
Fandom | Feb. 11 is Flash Appreciation Day, a holiday drawn from the 2006 Justice League Unlimited animated series “Flash and Substance.” Last year, fans petitioned the White House (unsuccessfully), asking President Obama to pay tribute to the Scarlet Speedster. This year, however, they’re marking the occasion with special content spread across nine blogs, and a call for donations to The Hero Initiative. Jim McLauchlin, the organization’s president, participated in an interview and also rounded up creators Mark Waid, George Pérez, Walt Simonson, Dennis O’Niel and Jim Valentino to discuss their favorite versions of The Flash. [Nothing But Comics]
Auctions | A near-mint copy of Marvel Amazing Fantasy #15, featuring the 1962 first appearance of Spider-Man, is expected to sell for more than $400,000 at auction later this month. “We think this comic has the potential to realize the highest price ever paid at public auction for a Spider-Man comic book,” said Lon Allen, managing director of the comics department at Heritage Auctions. “It could soar well past our estimate.” [Fine Books & Collections]
In addition to being fun for comic fans of all ages, LEGO playsets have earned a reputation for spoiling minor plot points about the films they tie-in with over the past year. The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” sets, “Ant-Man” sets and “Captain America: Civil War” sets all leaked information, ranging from the mundane to the giant (literally, in “Civil War’s” case). Knowing that, Ryan Reynolds recently took major issue with a few of “Deadpool’s” LEGO sets — kinda.
“Cute” isn’t a word typically associated with Marvel’s disfigured Merc With a Mouth, but there’s little denying it applies to Hot Toys’ new Deadpool Cosbaby.
The Hong Kong toymaker has followed the reveal of its 1/6th-scale Deadpool action figure with the first official look at this 3.75-inch bobblehead collectible, which comes complete with its own katana.
Legendary artist George Perez brings together Marvel’s Merc With a Mouth and DC’s own mercenary/assassin for a commission sketch that literally merges Deadpool with Deathstroke. Seriously, they split the body right down the middle.
“With the Deadpool movie coming out and with its connection to the Deathstroke character, this seemed like a nice piece to put up,” wrote Perez, who created Deathstroke with Marv Wolfman. “Truthfully, I wasn’t particularly aware of the connection between these two characters until the person who commissioned this piece pointed it out to me. I hope you all enjoy this unusual merging.”
Not content with merely breaking the fourth wall, Marvel’s Merc With a Mouth is now digging deep into our closets in an expanded line of Deadpool clothing from WeLoveFine.
The apparel company, which already had more Deadpool T-shirts than you can shake a chimichanga at, is gearing up for the release of the Ryan Reynolds film by unveiling even more items, like a stylish side-zip jacket (above), an aloha shirt, a varsity jacket (because why not?) and, yes, a “Yay, Tacos!” tee.
Although the marketing for the upcoming Deadpool effort has gotten imaginative, this burglary in Florida probably isn’t part of Fox’s campaign.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is on the hunt for two men dressed as the Marvel antihero who broke into a gas station in Cocoa, Florida, early Jan. 7 and removed an ATM. However, as the images below show, these were Mercs with Mouths, not with a brains.
Based on the design from the upcoming film starring Ryan Reynolds, the figure boasts 30 points of articulation, a meticulously tailored costume with weathering effects, a new head sculpt with five interchangeable eye pieces (each with a different expression), 12 interchangeable palms, the antihero’s signature pistols and katanas (plus a dagger and two shurikens), and a display stand.
Deadpool’s race through a massive warehouse atop a pint-sized chimichanga truck, doing doughnuts as he goes, ends about as well as can be expected in this cute animated teaser for Marvel Collector Corps.
It’s the perfect promo for the Deadpool-focused February box, perfectly timed to coincide with the release of the eagerly awaited Ryan Reynolds movie.
Toy Soul 2015 is proving to be a treat for collectors, even if they aren’t in Hong Kong. Following the first look at 1/6th-scale figures from Deadpool and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Hot Toys has premiered the prototypes for its line of Captain America: Civil War collectibles.
No sooner did Hot Toys announce its new Deadpool 1/6th-scale action figure, based on the upcoming film, than the first images of the collectible surfaced from Toy Soul 2015, which just kicked off in Hong Kong.
Although no additional information accompanies the images, they do allow fans to scrutinize the details and at least some of the accessories — a pistol, belt, sword and scabbard for starters — and dream a little. And maybe salivate.
Although the beats aren’t as much sick as they are headache-inducing, this Deadpool vs. Boba Fett edition of “Epic Rap Battles of History” delivers some good lines, some ranging from funny to borderline devastating.
If only Peter Parker’s painful-to-watch dance scene had instead been a dance-off against Deadpool, Spider-Man 3 might’ve been an entirely different movie. There still would’ve been too many villains, and it still would’ve starred Tobey Maguire, but, hey, you can’t win them all.
Famed Deadpool cosplayer D-Piddy, the subject of a new profile, battles Spider-Man the best way he knows how — with dance! — in this video that sees them go toe to toe, and hip to hip, on a Los Angeles rooftop. At least until things get uncomfortable …