Here We Go…..The Start of Deadpool Month! New Mutants #98!
Welcome to Deadpool month. To kick things off lets take a look at what started this craze..New Mutants #98! Yeah, this is the first apperance of the might Deadpool and what an expensive modern book we have. This book could run you a few hundred dollars to a couple thousand depending if it’s graded or not. Trust me, I have seen prices ALL over the board for this book. Never the less, the popularity of this character should remain strong for quite some time. If the Deadpool movie takes off AND is good (I so want this to happen) then prices will go even higher. If your a Deadpool fan AND collect comics then this is a must have book. Check out the synopsis below (credit: comicvine)
In his Colorado estate, Gideon prepares for the day with his morning’s exercise. He breaks through some of the best programs Shaw Industries has to offer, then towels off while listening to the day’s schedule. Regarding the DaCosta stock inquiry, Gideon makes sure that his operative, Eve, is in place and ready to proceed with their plan. Gideon is assured that all will go well.
In the Danger Room, Cannonball infringes upon Cable’s practice session with the excuse that he needs practice too. Cable uses the opportunity to see if Cannonball is able to concentrate enough in a battle situation to limit the noise of his combustion. Surprising Cannonball with an arm blast, Cable learns that Cannonball still needs some work. In fact, everyone does; there just isn’t much of an “everyone” anymore.
In Brazil, two days later, Eve delivers Emmanuel DaCosta his coffee. It’s poisoned and he falls over dead.
In the X-Mansion, Rictor has lost his head. He’s upset that Wolfsbane is still in Genosha and that the New Mutants have done nothing about it. He tries to get Boom-Boom to join him in a rescue, but Boom-Boom just shrugs him off and he storms away. Shortly thereafter, Cable gets quite the surprise in the library. It seems there is a bounty on Cable’s head and Domino is there to collect. Deadpool says a man named Tolliver is none-too-pleased with how Cable ended things and so Deadpool is there to eliminate Cable. After some fighting, Cannonball succeeds in sneaking up on Deadpool with his blast. The victory is short lived, however, when Deadpool wraps Cannonball up in a neural net. Fortunately, Boom-Boom, Rictor, and Sunspot enter the library as back up. Deadpool takes out Rictor, but before he can test his mettle against everyone else he is himself taken out. Domino, a mysterious lady, stands behind him, having just place three knives in Deadpool’s back. The New Mutants see the chemistry that Cable and Domino seem to have.
Later, Cable updates Domino on the team. Several key members have left the team, but Cable has some plans in store for new recruits. He also mentions he mailed Deadpool back to Tolliver.
That night, Rictor sneaks out of the mansion. He leaves a note for Boom-Boom expressing his desire to help Wolfsbane in Genosha. A bit later, Sunspot is awakened by Gideon. Gideon informs Sunspot of his father’s death by a heart attack.
Rob Liefeld is the creator of Deadpool and is easily one of his most recognized characters.
Tomorrow we will look at his first official mini series that continues where New Mutants left off. For now enjoy his humble start!