Ever since his introduction to the Marvel Universe in 1991 in New Mutants #98, Deadpool has been bouncing around in countless comic book series, some as the leading role and others as a supporting character. Created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, the "Merc With a Mouth" was soon established as a villain in X-Force, but as more readers demanded more stories, the assassin with the mutant healing factor became a running gag in the Marvel Universe, breaking the fourth wall and carving out his own unique corner of superhero comics for the last 27 years.
Deadpool became the little mouth that could when he got top billing in his own feature film that broke box-office records and the recent sequel, Deadpool 2. Someday we may even see him in the MCU if that deal between Disney and Fox goes down!
For now, those coming out of movie theaters wanting more Deadpool need look no further than the comics, and we've come up with a handy guide for such an endeavor: 7 Essential Deadpool Stories. If you think we missed out on an essential Deadpool story (and we considered dozens more), share them in the comments!