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Deadpool: Back in Black - A Hilarious and Action-Packed Comic Book Series by Cullen Bunn and Salva Espin

MARVEL COMICS(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Salva Espin (CA) Ron LimDuring 1984's SECRET WARS, Deadpool was introduced to an alien symbiote who went on to become Spider-Man's black costume and, eventually, Venom. Okay, okay, maybe that really happened in DEADPOOL'S SECRET SECRET WARS. Point is, did you know that after Spider-Man rejected the went slinking back to Deadpool on the rebound? And they went on adventures together? You didn't? Well, you will, now, thanks to this series by Cullen Bunn (The DEADPOOL KILLOGY) & Salva Espin (DEADPOOL & THE MERCS FOR MONEY)!Parental Advisory

Deadpool: Back in Black

Back in Black is also a flashback, set after Spider-Man first rejected the symbiotic alien costume. Since the preview is unlettered, we don't know much else, except that Machine Man is involved somehow, and also some pretty dangerous looking aliens, who I assume have come to Earth looking for the symbiote. Or maybe they're looking for Deadpool. Either way, they're bound to run into him, and into trouble.

Patrick Stewart isn't the only X-Men veteran getting the chance to play in the MCU sandbox. The long-awaited Deadpool 3 will bring back Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. Clearly, Jackman won't be playing the version of Wolverine featured in 2017's Logan, but it remains to be seen if this is the Wolverine from the main X-Men series or a new version.

At the very least, we hope to see Deadpool's old supporting cast return, including Zazie Beetz's Domino, Brianna Hildebrand's Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Stefan Kapičić's Colossus. Plus, we can only imagine the comedic potential in bringing back Josh Brolin's Cable and acknowledging Brolin's stint as Thanos. There's also room for actors from the classic X-Men trilogy and the First Class series to stop by. If not in Deadpool 3, then definitely in 2025's Avengers: Secret Wars.

The MCU may have snuck in a mutant appearance as far back as 2021's Black Widow. Actor Olivier Richters plays Mikhail Ursus, a Russian prison inmate who suffers a nasty injury in an arm wrestling match against David Harbour's Red Guardian. In the comics, Ursus is a mutant who can transform into a super-strong bear called Ursa Major. However, the movie gives no indication Ursus is a mutant or that he has powers, so this is more of an honorable mention.


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