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Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we take a look at the famous time travel issue of Deadpool!
Deadpool #11, by Joe Kelly and Pete Woods, is a noteworthy issue in that it involves Deadpool (and his compatriot, the old blind woman named Blind Al) time-traveling to the past.
Not just the past, though, they travel to an old issue of Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr.!!
Once in the past, Blind Al pretends to be Aunt May while Deadpool uses a hologram projector to make him appear as Peter Parker.
They then interact with characters from Amazing #47, including the villain of that issue, Kraven the Hunter.
They are trying to find Deadpool’s scientist friend, Weasel, who can help them get back to the present.
All throughout the issue, then, Joe Kelly pokes fun at the dialogue and plot of the old issue of Spider-Man.
Check out a couple of pages from the original (from 1966)…
Then see those old pages through a new light (from 1997)…
Pretty funny stuff, huh?
Deadpool even subs for Spidey in the fight with Kraven…
Kelly did a wonderful job mixing the old issue with the new one, and heck, just the IDEA itself is brilliant. Woods does a nice job making his art not stand out too much from Romita’s.
All together it is a very memorable and cool issue.
And finally, FINALLY, it has been reprinted! Deadpool Classic Vol. 3 reprints this issue! Hooray, Marvel!
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