Ultimate Guide to Deadpool Collectibles

Ultimate Guide to Deadpool Collectibles

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1994 Flair Marvel DeadpoolDeadpool, created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza in 1991, is the quintessential antihero and has become one of Marvel’s most successful and beloved characters. First appearing in The New Mutants —issue #98 — as a supervillain, Deadpool evolved into the smart-mouthed, mercenary antihero that inspired one of the biggest superhero movies of all-time. In light of the popularity of the film, a surge in Deadpool collectibles has hit the market and this guide will help you sort out the best place to begin your collection.

The origins of the Deadpool character are convoluted and confusing with many variations having been presented over the years, including one where Wade Wilson wasn’t even his real name. In spite of this, the appeal of the man with accelerated healing ability does not lie in his origin story, but, instead, in his personality. Aware that he is a comic book character, Deadpool often breaks the fourth wall and speaks directly to the reader which is where a great deal of the humor of the character is presented.

Critics of the comic book character, as there are with virtually every panel of every comic ever produced, point to the similarities between Deadpool, a Marvel character, and Deathstroke, a DC character. This wasn’t an accident and was, in fact, embraced. Rob Liefeld was a known fan of Teen Titans — where Deathstroke appeared at the time — and the Deadpool team embraced the similarities by giving their character a virtually identical secret identity (Wade Wilson vs Slade Wilson), costume, weaponry, and fighting ability. Where the distinction is, though, is that Deathstroke hasn’t said a single funny line of dialog and Deadpool is humorous nearly all the time. In a bit of irony, Liefeld worked on the Deathstroke comic for DC’s New 52 rebranding in 2011.

As is often the case with superhero pieces, collectors must sift through cheap marketing material aimed at children to find their high-end collectibles or those items that are most likely to yield a financial gain in the future. Despite the blockbuster film bearing his name having an R rating, Deadpool is no exception to this rule thanks, in part, to his association with the more kid-friendly X-Men franchise. The pieces worth collecting, though, are often comical and very true to the character himself. Review the key collectible options using the tabs above.

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Deadpool Drawing the Merc with a Mouth HC (2016 Insight Editions) #1-1ST NM
$56.00

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again 1-5 Complete Set + Variants BEST OFFER!
$59.99

Death of Wolverine series, plus Deadpool sketch variant
$39.66

Deadpool #21 (1998) CGC 9.8 White Pages 1224588025
$56.99

X-Force #56- Appearance of DEADPOOL - Excellent condition NM M Marvel
$17.99

DEADPOOL Circle Chase Limited Series #1-4 Complete - Excellent cond. MINT- WHITE
$225.00

DEADPOOL #67 DAZZLER APPEARANCE LOW PRINT RUN SIMONE ALVIN LEE NM NM+MOVIE 2016
$33.49

DEADPOOL #66 RHINO APPEARANCE LOW PRINT RUN SIMONE NM NM+MOVIE 2016
$32.95

DEADPOOL #66 RHINO APPEARANCE LOW PRINT RUN SIMONE NM NM MOVIE 2016
$26.95

EDGE OF VENOMVERSE 1-5 Venom Deadpool Wolverine X23 Marvel Gwenpool Ghost Rider
$17.99

Deadpool Vs. the Punisher #1 CGC 9.6 Greg Hildebrandt 1:10 Variant!
$49.99

Uncanny X-Force #1 1st Print Psylocke Deadpool Hot Series Movie NM
$24.99

Deadpool #54 (VS the Punisher part 1) (Marvel, 1997) NM 1st Print Deadpool Key
$31.00

Deadpool (1st series - 1997) 60 (WHITE pages) CGC 9.8 NM MT Weapon X
$79.99

Deadpool #21 1:50 Janet Lee Shakespeare Variant Marvel ANAD 2015 Rare HTF
$49.99

DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #1 : FIRST ISSUE : MARVEL 1998 : WIDDLE WADE : EXCELLENT COPY!
$17.99
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Comics

Deadpool Comics

In the grand scheme of comic history, Deadpool is a relative newcomer to the industry which makes his “vintage” comics pretty easy to come by since they were actually released during the heyday of comic excess in the 1990s. Rob Liefeld, the artistic half of the creation team, is quite possibly the most polarizing name in comic book history and the worst of his artwork has become a sub-genre of the collector market as well so keep an out for Liefeld covers, even on books that he didn’t draw.

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Collectors should have no problem tracking down early appearances or debut issues of this Marvel character but graded issues have increased in value a great deal and non-graded issues in mint condition will typically run a few dollars above cover value. Some important areas to focus your collection on can be viewed below.

Eponymous Books

It’s always good to start with the comics that bare the character's name. His comic debut won’t be found in any of these titles as Deadpool first debuted in The New Mutants #98 in 1991.

1991 The New Mutants #98 Deadpool

Despite this, collectors will have a great chance at acquiring several different #1 issues as Deadpool has been cancelled and relaunched several times over the years. The original Deadpool comic, released in 1998, lasted for 69 issues and was followed by Cable & Deadpool which added another 50 issues.

A second volume of Deadpool began in 2008 and ran for four years, releasing 63 regular issues as well as issues numbered 33.1, 49.1, 900, 1000, 2009, along with an Annual. Deadpool Volume 3 had a 45-issue release and Deadpool Volume 4 is the current series.

There were also short runs for Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth (13 issues) and Deadpool Team-Up which was numbered descending from 899, ultimately being canceled by issue 883.

2004 Marvel Cable & Deadpool 1

Mini Series

Beyond the main issues, there have been more than 20 Deadpool mini-series releases since 1993. Deadpool: The Circle Chase was a four-issue series that introduced the character as a standalone comic entity. This was followed by Deadpool, another four-issue series that was the final series release predating the original Deadpool run.

These issues are great to collect because of their limited series length, their availability, and the stories within the pages being exclusive to those issues.

Marvel Comics Deadpool Circle Chase 4

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Secret Empire 2017 comic book lot #0-8 plus more. Captain America Thor Deadpool
$29.99

MARVEL DEADPOOL VS CARNAGE #1-4 COMIC BOOK SET
$30.00

COMIC BOOK COLLECTION !! AQUAMAN #23 HEMAN #1 , DEADPOOL #1 MANY MORE !!!
$29.99

Deadpool #29 Lot of 3, Direct Edition and 2 Variant Cover Edition mint!
$10.50

X-FORCE (1991) #2 2ND APP DEADPOOL! NM MARVEL X-MEN CBX7
$14.99

X-Force # 1 FIVE (5) Copies, 5 Different Cards Marvel Comics Deadpool Cable J68
$14.84

X-Men # 99 1st Black Tom Cassidy Deadpool Movie? Uncanny
$74.50

CABLE & DEADPOOL #25 9.4 NM LIVING LEGENDS
$15.00

UNCANNY X-MEN #266 First Gambit F-VF & X-Force #2 Second DeadPool spideegf
$85.00

8 copies of {NM MT} X-FORCE #1 POLYBAGGED SEALED WITH DEADPOOL CARDS!
$27.99

X-FORCE 2 2ND DEADPOOL APPEARANCE 9.4 PGX SHIPPED IN BOX TO PROTECT!
$75.00

Deluxe Silver Age Comic Lot: Flash,FantasticFour,Hawkeye,Deadpool (Random Grab)
$28.99

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #611 (9.2 OR BETTER) DEADPOOL COVER
$24.97

DEADPOOL#66 NM 9.6 HIGH GRADE 2002 MARVEL COMICS
$29.99

DEADPOOL #45 DEATH OF DEADPOOL WHAT THE DUCK VARIANT !!!!
$10.49

New Mutants 98 fabian nicieza true believers DF Signed NM 1st app Deadpool
$69.99
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Figures
Deadpool, like many comic heroes, lends himself well to action figures and statues. With an arsenal of weapons, a cool costume, and top notch fighting ability, it’s no wonder that many likenesses have been made in Deadpool’s short history with more planned for release as his public popularity expands.

Deadpool Figures

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ToyBiz/Marvel Deadpool Action Figures

Marvel Comics had been in charge of their action figure lines when they became part owners of ToyBiz in 1993. ToyBiz is now known as Marvel Toys but, based on Deadpool’s creation date, all of his action figure releases before 2007 can be found under the ToyBiz or Marvel Toys moniker, the first appearing in their 1992 X-Force line. In 2004, as part of their Marvel Legends line, Marvel Toys released a Deadpool figure in their sixth series that is considered one of the most collectible Marvel action figures on the market. Even out of the box, the loose contents regularly sell for $100 or more.

Marvel Legends Action Figure Deadpool

Hasbro Deadpool Action Figures

In 2007, Hasbro became the sole provider of Marvel-related action figures, with Marvel Toys eventually shutting their doors after failed attempts to release action figures with non-Marvel trademarks. Hasbro has released mutiple Deadpool figures in several different configurations, including the 2013 SDCC exclusive Deadpool Corps Taco Truck which contained six figures, presented in taco shells and packed inside a taco truck carrying case.

2013 SDCC exclusive Deadpool Corps Taco Truck Hasbro

Deadpool Statues

There are several manufacturers of Deadpool comic-based statues with a wide range of price points. In 2012, Gentle Giant released a limited figure of Deadpool on a Vespa scooter which often sells for more than twice its original retail price of $369. Sideshow has given the mercenary their Premium Format treatment and that figure has topped out at over $1,000 while a piece released by Xionart has sold for over $1,800 in recent auctions.

That’s not to say you have to drop the down payment of a car on one of these statues. There are statues produced by Kotobukiya under the Marvel Now brand that offer a much more reasonable price point for collectors simply looking for cool pieces to display. However, if you’re after high-end pieces that will mature in value, it’s going to cost quite a few bucks.

Deadpool on Vespa Statue

Funko Deadpool Figures

Cheaper than all of these action figures and statues but not lacking in quality are the many offerings presented by Funko. Deadpool is represented in the main Funko’s Pop! Marvel line as well as their Wacky Wobblers, Dorbz, and Fabrikations lines.

The Funko Pop Deadpool line includes several retail exclusives for collectors to track down, including a Hot Topic variation of Deadpool dressed like a pirate, a Target variation of bath time Deadpool, and an FYE Blue Deadpool alternative, among others. The alternatives number more than 25 with three different versions of his Chimichanga truck also available. For collectors looking for a fun figure to hunt down at various retail stores (or online, if you’re so inclined) that also looks good on a shelf, Funko Pop! is a great place to start.

Funko Pop Deadpool 114 Bath w: shower cap

Trading Cards

Deadpool Trading Cards

So far, there have been no trading cards exclusive to Deadpool. While the popularity of the movie may inspire a card set or two in the future, collectors can spend the meantime grabbing the dozens of Deadpool cards that appear in other Marvel sets.

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In 1992, Deadpool was included in the Uncanny X-Men set released by Impel and drawn by Jim Lee. This is considered the Deadpool rookie card. Beyond cameos in base sets of many products released by Skybox and Fleer, Deadpool is included in several chase sets such as 1995’s Flair Holoblast and Fleer Ultra X-Men Hunters Stalkers, as well as sketch cards from 2014’s Upper Deck Marvel Premier.

Ryan Reynolds, costumed as Wade Wilson, autographed approximately 300-500 cards for the X-Men Origins: Wolverine set released by Rittenhouse in 2009 that command large sums.

1992 Uncanny XMen DeadpoolX-Men Origins Wolverine Autograph Deadpool Ryan Reynolds

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2014 Marvel Premiere Deadpool sketch by Greg Kirkpatrick artist proof
$250.00

2013 Marvel Fleer Retro Deadpool artist proof by Chadwick Haverland
$650.00

DEADPOOL 2015 UPPER DECK MARVEL VIBRANIUM # 90 GRADED 10 L@@@K
$23.80

DEADPOOL 2012 UPPER DECK MARVEL LEGENDARY # 5 GRADED 8.5 L@@@K
$17.00

2016 Marvel Annual New Alliances Lot ( 5 cards)W Deadpool(2)-Cap++
$8.00

2016 Marvel Masterpieces - ACHIEVEMENT Base Spectrum 84 Deadpool SSP 15
$465.35

2015 Upper Deck Marvel Vibranium Raw #90 Deadpool Non-Sports Card i6u
$10.25

1995 Fleer Marvel Masterpieces #120 Deadpool Non-Sports Card i6u
$14.25

1995 Fleer Marvel Masterpieces Gold Signature #120 Deadpool Non-Sports Card 2a7
$48.98

Marvel Premier 2017 Base Card [*** 125] #03 Deadpool
$47.08

Marvel Premier 2017 Sketch Card By Joel Casimiro - Deadpool
$150.23

2016 UD Marvel Annual New Alliances subset card NA-4 IRON MAN DEADPOOL avengers
$9.99

1995 Fleer Ultra X-Men All-Chromium #51 Deadpool Non-Sports Card 0p3
$15.95

2013 Fleer Marvel Retro 1991 Universe #6 DEADPOOL
$9.97

2014 marvel premier sketch Deadpool by Benifer
$100.00

2014 marvel premier sketch Deadpool by Rhianna Owens
$199.00
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