Brian Cronin is at it again! He is also doing a Captain America 75 Greatest Stories but I don’t really own ten comics that feature him, that much. Deadpool, I barely have a list of ten so I can make this with confidence.
TEN GREATEST DEADPOOL STORIES
1. Deadpool Volume One 27
2. Deadpool Volume Two “Want You To Want Me” issue 16, in particular
3. Deadpool Volume Three 27 “Wedding of Deadpool”
4. Deadpool Volume Three 38 “Zenpool AXIS tie in”
5. Ultimate Deadpool (Ultimate Spider-Man 91 – 94)
6. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
7. Cable and Deadpool 30 Civil War Tie-In
8. Deadpool Art of War
9. Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars
10.New Mutants 98
You have until November 30th, to get your votes in. I don’t really have an order, so I went with the order I have already for February’s Deadpool Month, well, I’m squeezing in some of his issues, while also doing my annual Lockheed Month. I still can’t decide if I want to call it Deadheed Month or Lockpool Month, or just keep using both names – which is what I’m sort of settling on.
I actually had to stop at 9 as I didn’t have a tenth. The rest of the issues I own are Handbooks or Uncanny X-Force but Cronin states that we are not to nominate that title. I had to just throw his origin story into the mix, which I did own at one point but sold – like years ago – for almost nothing, I’m sure or maybe ten dollars.
I’m definitely sure that most of my list won’t make the final cut, but I like to throw in my votes, as one never knows. I should put more Joe Kelly issues in there or even Christopher Priest, as those two wrote my favorite Deadpool, though Posehn and Duggan are up there now. Probably say Gail Simone, so that I can have a top five list.
I would like to vote for the Captain America one, just so my issues 323 and 609, are eligible but I also suspect, that they wouldn’t make the cut anyways. I’m tempted to make those my one and two and then do the famous Captain America stories, for the rest of my list but those stories are making it (especially as it is a list of 75 stories – so the highlights will be there). I just don’t own that many appearances of his that count as pure Captain America and not just him as a team member of the Avengers. He’s on the cover to lots of my comics (hence why I still have years of material for Memorial Day, July 4th and Veterans Day) but none of those are starring Captain America, that I know of.
I figure I might as well include the link for that voting too. Voting also stops on November 30th.
- Captain America 323
- Captain America 609
- Excalibur 59 & 60
- Marvel Fanfare 18
- New Mutants Volume One 40
- Uncanny X-Men 268
- Avengers Volume One 4
- Captain America 193
- Avengers Under Siege
- Captain America 276 – 279
The first five are from my collection and the last five are my lame “going to be listed, no matter what” which I don’t like doing, just so that I can brag that 5 of my 10 picks made the list, at the end. It means more, when I’m invested in the list. We bought Walker Dennis a Captain America poster, which is just Captain America 193, in a nice frame, and then I made a point of buying it as it was both affordable (like $20 or something) and it would be cool for him to point to the issue and the poster. Plus, Jack Kirby writing and penciling, so that’s always good.
I do own the War & Remembrance trade (thanks to Wizard’s Top 100 Trades) but that one doesn’t count.
A commenter, Jamie, wants some JM DeMatteis love on the list, so I voted for the one he listed as I do love me some JM DeMatteis!
Actually, my bottom five isn’t too bad, so I can stand by this. The only comic I haven’t read is the DeMatteis run, unless I have but it doesn’t look or sound familiar.