Warning: This article contains spoilers for Deadpool #1
Deadpool is back in a brand new comic, and it looks like he's going to have to help some of Marvel's biggest and best known teams to save the entire planet... even if they aren't going to be too happy about asking for his help! Previously in the Marvel Universe, Despicable Deadpool came to an end, after Deadpool tried and failed to find someone capable of killing him. Unable to die, Wade Wilson chose to do the next best thing - to overdose on memory-wiping serums, wiping his memories (especially of the past several years), and restoring the character to 'factory settings'.
This week's Deadpool #1 is the inaugural issue of the rebooted Deadpool's adventures, and it manages to cram a whole lot into a single comic book! The majority of the issue covers Deadpool's current situation; he has teamed up with Negasonic Teenage Warhead and is taking on straightforward merc jobs once more, although he does complain that business is slow... so of course, every reader can guess that things are going to get a lot busier very quickly.
In fact, when the Guardians of the Galaxy see a major threat headed towards Earth, it looks like Deadpool is going to get a new contract saving the entire planet.
The new looming threat to the Marvel Universe earth in Deadpool #1 is a Celestial, known as Groffon the Regurger. He is spotted heading toward Earth by the Guardians of the Galaxy, who then quickly make a call to Tony Stark and the Avengers to warn them about this new danger. Star-Lord tells Tony that when Groffon hits a planet, he destroys it utterly, and there is only one known weapon that can stop him. Good news for the Avengers is that the weapon is already on Earth. Bad news is that, in Star-Lord's words, "you're not going to like who has it."
This is the end of Tony's conversation with Star-Lord, but it's clear that the person who has this mysterious weapon is Deadpool. Not only does the scene cut straight to a shot of the Merc with a Mouth, with the words 'you're not going to like who has it' over the top, but in addition, this is Deadpool's comic! Of course, Deadpool doesn't necessarily have the best history with the heroes of the Marvel Universe, especially after recent events, when his attempts at heroism led him to do terrible things with the evil Captain America. He even went to trial for his crimes, but his mind-wipe left him a vegetable for a while, and he was deemed unfit to stand trial.
And although Deadpool himself may have no memory of his recent actions, the Avengers will certainly not have forgotten them... which means that having to go to Deadpool to try and claim this mysterious weapon isn't going to be a fun task for Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Deadpool #1 is now available from Marvel Comics.