In Marvel comics, Deadpool is a pretty ubiquitous character. He just joined the Avengers, he has some connection with the X-Men, he’s had a bunch of miniseries, a few stabs at an ongoing, and pairings with Cable, Wolverine and the Punisher. He’s been in a Wolverine movie and Fox is about to make (or release) a solo movie. I guess I’m supposed to think he’s a very popular character, but the actual vibe I get is “Man, they’re trying a little too hard to make this character the Next Big Thing.”
Can anybody defend the importance of this character? If it disappeared tomorrow, I probably wouldn’t notice. Do any of the Teeming Millions identify as Deadpool fans?