Hey dudes. Long time no blog. I feel like I've been really bad about writing lately, personally and professionally. I've got a pile of previews I should be working on, but so far my attempts at writing them have consisted of me typing introductory sentences, staring at them, deleting them, and then swearing. Fucking writing. So stupid.
Anyway, Wondercon was this weekend and it was magical. Haven't been to a convention since San Diego Comicon back in 2007. Back then, I didn't know how to talk to girls, didn't party, and didn't host an internet TV show about cool nerdy stuff. Also, San Diego is one of my least favorite cities, and I don't think I can even explain why. It's like Diet LA.
But yeah, Wondercon was a blast. One thing that I noticed -- I'd kind of anticipated it -- was the sudden popularity of Deadpool. This guy:
He's popped up in a couple games, but his recent inclusion in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 seems to have given him a big boost. He was in that wreck of a Wolverine movie. There's been talk of a solo movie for like five years now, and Ryan Reynolds is probably gonna play him. I'm totally cool with that, because Ryan Reynolds is fucking awesome. "Definitely Maybe" is like my favorite movie ever, and if you watch that with a girl, she'll totally make out with you.
Um. But yeah. Deadpool.
Deadpool's been my favorite Marvel character since I was like seven years old. No exaggeration. I'm not sure what my first exposure was. Probably on an action figure cardback, or as a trading card. I just saw him and was like, "Damn, a ninja with guns! Cool!" Of course, he's also a hilarious and fascinating character, otherwise I wouldn't be a fan.
This is my big fucking stack of Deadpool comics. I've read almost every comic he's appeared in. AND I have his action figures. I am obviously the best at Deadpool.
At Wondercon, I must've seen two dozen people wearing Deadpool shirts, and two or three people actually cosplaying as him. This is weird for me. The knee-jerk reaction is get all pretentious about how I'm a bigger fan, and I was here first, but that's stupid. People liking Deadpool is good, because it means he won't fade into obscurity. It means they'll make more action figures and comics and hopefully the movie isn't a fucking mess. This is good for everyone involved, so more power to ya, Deadpool.
But still. I was totally here first, and I'm a bigger fan than you. And I needed to come out and make an official statement about that.
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, go out and read some Deadpool comics. I'd recommend Cable & Deadpool volume one, it's a good starting point.