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Farewell, Deadpool: Rob Liefeld Hangs Up His Drawing Pen

Ladies and gentlemen, gather 'round as we bid a tearful goodbye to the merc with a mouth. Rob Liefeld, the co-creator of Deadpool, is preparing to ret...

Duncan Robertson Feb 08, 2024
Farewell, Deadpool: Rob Liefeld Hangs Up His Drawing Pen

Ladies and gentlemen, gather 'round as we bid a tearful goodbye to the merc with a mouth. Rob Liefeld, the co-creator of Deadpool, is preparing to retire from the world of illustrating after countless pages and covers featuring his signature creation. But fear not, dear readers, for Liefeld plans to give Deadpool the send-off he deserves in his final comic book, set to be released after the highly anticipated Deadpool 3 hits the big screens in July.

Why is Liefeld hanging up his drawing pen, you ask? Well, it seems that health issues have been putting a damper on his artistic passion. As he explained, "About 10 years ago, I really felt like I was in a groove, and in my mind, I was going to do this till I was 70. But the eyes and the hands, and the aches and the pains—they have a different timetable, I've learned as I've gotten older. The last year's worth of work was the hardest to produce."

Yes, my friends, it's official. The Deadpool Daddy is retiring from the world of Deadpool after a whopping 33 years of introducing and chronicling the misadventures of our favorite foul-mouthed anti-hero. One of the perks of getting older is that you can retire from things, and Liefeld is ready to hang up his drawing gloves.

Liefeld has been the biggest ambassador for Deadpool since Ryan Reynolds donned that iconic red suit and graced our screens in 2016. With his distinctive art style and writing, Liefeld has brought us numerous Deadpool mini-series at Marvel, immersing us in the zany, unpredictable world of the Merc with a Mouth. And fear not, fellow Deadpool enthusiasts, for Liefeld believes that Deadpool 3 will be a treat for fans everywhere.

"I saw some crazy shit, and none of that has made its way out," Liefeld tantalizingly teased. "I was really excited by what I was seeing. Fans want Deadpool 3 to represent a turning point for Marvel. I'm really hoping that this takes Marvel into new heights and puts them on a new direction. I'm as excited as everybody else."

But wait, there's more! Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn has offered some high praise for Deadpool 3, claiming that the film will be the much-needed "jolt" that the Marvel Cinematic Universe craves. Filming on Deadpool 3 has recently wrapped, and we can expect it to hit theaters on July 26. And guess what? Our beloved Ryan Reynolds will be back to deliver the snark and wit we've come to adore as the motor-mouthed mercenary. But that's not all—brace yourselves for the ultimate crossover as Hugh Jackman's Wolverine finally crosses paths with Deadpool. It's a match made in mutant heaven!

So, as we bid farewell to Rob Liefeld and his incredible contributions to the Deadpool legacy, let's raise our chimichangas and toast to the unforgettable adventures, the raucous laughter, and the sheer irreverence that Deadpool has brought into our lives. Thank you, Mr. Liefeld, for sharing your talent with us for all these years. And to all you Deadpool fans out there, get ready for the grand finale, because Deadpool 3 is on its way to give us a wild ride we won't soon forget.

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