Deadpool, also known as Wade Wilson, is one of the most beloved comic book characters of all time. He is a mercenary with a twisted sense of humor, a healing factor that allows him to regenerate from almost any injury, and a fourth-wall-breaking ability that makes him aware that he is a character in a comic book.
Created by writer Fabian Nicieza and artist/writer Rob Liefeld, Deadpool first appeared in The New Mutants #98 in 1991. He was originally intended to be a one-off villain, but his popularity with fans led to him becoming a recurring character in the Marvel Universe. Deadpool’s humor and irreverence have made him a fan favorite. He often breaks the fourth wall, addressing the reader directly and commenting on the absurdity of the situations he finds himself in. His constant quips and pop culture references make him a hilarious and entertaining character to read.