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I've found a deep appreciation for a comic book character in the last few year. This character is crazy, funny, a highly effective killer, has an inferiority complex to Wolverine, and is even aware that he is in fact a comic book character. Yet, I have never read any of this character's comics. Instead, my experience has been with him inside of video games and the Hulk Vs Wolverine cartoon. This character is of course Deadpool, and though I have not read any of the comics (although I have looked up information upon them) I've developed a strong liking for the character.
I don't have a typewriter, but I do have a keyboard
This past weekend, came a new reason to take an interest in the character. At San Diego Comic-Con, High Moon Studios had teased that they were going to be a making a Hit Monkey game. They managed to play this up through a web image implying that Hit Monkey was indeed the game they were making, as well as saying that their panel would be about making the Hit Monkey game. That was when HE struck.
"I am not Kanye West. I'm really happy for you, but I will not let you finish"
So, the Hit Monkey game was a hoax and High Moon is really working on a Deadpool game. Not a whole lot was shown of how the game might actually play, but what was shown looks to have the same level of off the wall humor that I have come to expect from anything featuring the merc with the mouth. As for the look of the game, it looks a lot like X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which was a solid game, if not a technically challenged one. There is a lot left to be seen with this game, but if it manages to deliver a comedic experience, along with the playability of a game like Wolverine, I will gladly purchase it.
The unedited trailer
This does bring up a good question though. Do you have to be familiar with the source material of a character to be able to fully appreciate the character. Recently, I read a review of the Amazing Spider-Man by Enigma on this site. In it he talked about how he had minimal exposure to the comics or cartoons, but had greatly enjoyed the Sam Raimi directed Spider-Man movies. Yet, he did not enjoy the portrayal of the character in the latest movie, which was more akin to how the character is represented in the source material. Initially, this seemed blasphemous to me, but is it any different than reading comics about a character by different writers/artists that change the character's personality, however slight? Characters in long running formats such as comics, movies, TV shows, and even video games have a tendency to change over time and this change is often more noticeable with a switch in format. Though despite these changes, if the spirit of the character remains intact, why shouldn't a person be fully capable of appreciating a characters?
My own lack of exposure to Deadpool comics is a direct result of there being only one comic store in Lincoln. That should not prevent me from appreciating what the character is about. Rather, it only serves to feed my desire to take in anything I can get my hands on relating to the character. So, here's to Deadpool. May he ever entertain.
How strange, I actually planned to go to my local comic store and pick up an issue tomorrow. :D Glad to know I am not the only one on this site that is curious about this character.
dead pool has always been amazing......it's funny actually....i have a toy action figure of him complete with a mini ak, pistol, psi, and of course the katanas. of course being 21 i never play with it anymore, but i still love it.
I about laughed to death at that trailer. I think they are gonna do a great job bringing his quirkiness to life
I like his perky attitude, much similar to the Amazing Spider-Man. He does pique my interest, not only from watching his cartoon appearances, but as a character. From how he reacts to his life, everything about Deadpool and comic characters in general. It's cool to dive into something unknown then emerge out of it with so much knowledge.
Frankly I think it matters less in this day and age given the variety of portrayals related to any one comic book character. I grew up with the original comics, however, I understand that comic book movies at least of the last several years have been based on the Ultimates series, which came long after I stopped collecting comics. Indeed there are elements that I don't recognize. Thankfully there are core themes that are universal regardless of what portrayal one is considering.
that is why he is my profile pic here in GI...!
Hope the story of this game should be good..