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Brew's Crew: Galactipool!

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Posted by: Byron Brewer, Contributing Editor
created 02/14/2014 - 9:43pm, updated 02/15/2014 - 12:16am

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Talk about obscure!

And this character doesn’t even have the excuse of being from the pulps, a Lee/Kirby throwaway or a Gardner Fox diamond in the rough.

Nope, this entity sprang forth from Marvel Comics’ popular Merc with a Mouth, but I am sure neither Lee nor Kirby ever expected this when writing “The Galactus Trilogy” in Fantastic Four. And how!

So it came to pass that in the 2013 four-issue mini-series Deadpool Kills Deadpool, there is an evil Deadpool out in the multiverse who is trying to kill all of the different versions of Deadpool from alternative universes (Watcher 101, lol). Imagine my surprise when I saw where this was leading.

This is what Brew’s Crew is all about!

The mini-series was written by Cullen Bunn (who has Sinestro coming from DC in April), with art by Salva Espin.

Each universe’s Deadpool in the mini is different from the Deadpool from the 616 (the main Marvel Universe). There’s a female Deadpool, a dog Deadpool, a cowboy Deadpool, even a Deadpool with Wolverine claws and adamantium-covered skeleton. Some are fighting with the 616 Deadpool and some are fighting against him.

In the limited series, Bunn faces these Deadpools off against … Galactipool! An alternate version of Deadpool that appears to be his universe’s Galactus, much is not known about this Big G-pool except he does hunger and seems every bit as kick-ass in his crimson helmet as our guy does in purple.

Galactipool is eventually killed when Lady Deadpool sacrifices herself by flying a ship into his face.

If only Norrid Radd had known …!

Bunn’s is a comical (of course) yet very violent story that is probably only fully enjoyable to Deadpool fans or followers of What If?

All things told, this will NOT keep me from trying Sinestro from DC. It may keep me from reading any Galactus tales for awhile. (Wait, I just did, sorta, in Thor God of Thunder #19.NOW.)

 

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