Talkin’ Shit: I Hate Deadpool
Have you noticed how much Deadpool is getting more and more…everywhere? In the 90’s, I actually enjoyed Deadpool. Some of his earlier works are pretty cool, and when he wasn’t so obnoxiously outspoken, I definitely enjoyed the character. But now, Marvel knows how many weeaboo/annoying-as-fuck convention attendees that love the character, so they’re going to milk Deadpool’s teets as much as they possibly can.
I’m going to say this, and I don’t give a shit how many people get angry at me for saying so: Deadpool is the Big Bang Theory of comic books. He’s a cool concept, but his writing is usually riddled with memes and his stories take any chance given to poke fun at pop culture, to the point where it’s no longer funny and it just becomes just flat out annoying.
When I picture the average Deadpool fan, I honestly imagine avid comic fanatics lying on their beds, legs crossed and lips bitten in anticipation for some Breaking Bad or Facebook reference for them to shit their pants over in laughter. Because it’s sooooo cool that a comic book character would reference shit that they like! Well dude, Deadpool is a fictional character, and sadly, he’s not your fucking best friend to share a giggle with. He’s nothing more than an annoying link between the Internet and comic books. He’s the poor Family Guy quality of pop culture references – a scapegoat for transcribing annoying blogger and 4Chan posts.
And don’t get me wrong, I “get” the character. “Merc with a mouth,” Deadpool is a mercenary who loves violence and destruction and breaking the fourth wall. He’s got swords, guns, and everything else middle-schoolers wish they had in their backpacks; he’s an adult Spider-Man – a hero who can curse and kill without any remorse, even sometimes for the sole purpose to kill and nothing more.
He’s a modern day Bugs Bunny that isn’t very much clever. Attending any convention involving anime or comic books and I can guarantee you that the most annoying folks in attendance will be those dressed up as Deadpool, probably dancing to “Gangnam Style” or dry-humping everything in sight — maybe even singing “Call Me Maybe” or flipping off cars while screaming in a high pitched voice at traffic.
To simply put it, I’m going to quote Robby on this one: “If I wanted to fill my brains with the sort of junk in a Deadpool comic, I’d put a bunch of awkward 12-year-old boys in a room, give them a bunch sugar, and watch them look at the internet.”
Check it: More Deadpool on Albotas
Buy it: Deadpool, Vol 1.