Tuesday, October 7, 2014

How Did Deadpool Become So Popular?

For those of you who do not know who Deadpool is, he is a Marvel comic's character (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadpool) that was introduced in the 90s. He has grown in popularity over the last 20 years and is now going to get his own movie.

I went back and looked at his first few appearances, which were as unmemorable as it gets. Somehow he is on the covers, yet he is not even close to being needed in either of his first two appearances. He is an uninteresting character who does next to nothing. He is made out to be some kind of super mercenary, yet he is defeated both times simply because he encounted an unexpected adversary. Basically if someone he is not ready to fight shows up, he is going to lose. That is what I took away from rereading his first two appearances.

Somehow over the decades they have expanded the character, although I still do not find him interesting. I have checked out some of his recent issues, as he now has his own on-going series, and found I still did not care for him. His comics are silly, too silly and over the top to tell anything close to an interesting story. There just was nothing there that appealed to me.

Deadpool will remain a character I am just not that interested in and will never understand how he got to be so popular. It is puzzling and bizarre to me how this happened, but this is not the first time I have been puzzled by something becoming popular.

Now I am sure I will see the Deadpool movie at some. I might even enjoy it, but that still doesn't mean it makes any sense at all as to how he got so popular.

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