Appearing in "It's a Barbarian Bunny--Busty Broad Bonanza in My Brainpan-- And I'm the Only One Invited!"
- Mercedes Wilson
- Alestaire Grunch
- Black Crane (Death)
- Laura (Grunch's pet cat) (First appearance)
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Synopsis for "It's a Barbarian Bunny--Busty Broad Bonanza in My Brainpan-- And I'm the Only One Invited!"
Deadpool is in another therapy session with Doctor Bong, trying to get to the root of why he's been seeing hallucinations of a woman and a bunch of cartoon rabbits constantly. Doctor Bong realizes that Deadpool needs to work off his aggression and relieve the hallucinations, something he's only ever been able to do when he's fighting with other superhuman individuals. Deadpool heads to Bolivia to speak with his friend Montgomery, and reaches the same conclusion. Deadpool tries to think of a hero who has the skills and endurance to last in a fight with him, and decides to fight Wolverine. The next day, Deadpool and his pilot, Ilaney Brukner, fly to Japan, and Deadpool disguises himself to blend in with the locals. Doctor Bong accompanies them, and notes Deadpool's hostile attitude. Deadpool disguises as a street peddler and finds Wolverine and Kitty Pryde, but Wolverine sees through his disguise and tells him to get lost. Deadpool loses it, and grabs Wolverine's hand, commanding the mutant to stab him with his claws. When Wolverine doesn't comply, he clobbers Kitty, enraging the mutant. Meanwhile, in his home, Alestaire Grunch receives a mysterious letter, and is shocked by what's inside.
Back in Japan, Wolverine savagely attacks Deadpool, and their fight takes them across several rooftops, and Deadpool makes jokes about the X-Men. He dodges Wolverine's claws, and manages to stab him in the side. In the street, Kiddy regains consciousness, and Doctor Bong introduces himself to her. Wolverine tackles Deadpool through a store window, and manages to stab Deadpool with one of his claws. Deadpool opens fire with his guns, and hits a man in the street, which turns out to be the man Wolverine and Kitty were there to meet. He's an old friend of Logan's named Black Crane. Black Crow dies in Wolverine's arms from the gunshot, and this throws Wolverine into a frenzy. He lashes out at Deadpool, kicking and slashing, but Deadpool hallucinates and sees the woman and the rabbits again. Doctor Bong incapacitates Kitty, so she can't help Deadpool, and cheers the mercenary on to resolve his issues. Wolverine slashes Deadpool across the face, and he takes out one of his katana and tries to cut Wolverine. They continue to brawl through the street, but Deadpool stops, as he has recognized who the woman he has been hallucinating about is. He's caught off guard, and Wolverine gets the drop on him and impales him with both of his claws. Doctor Bong teleports himself, Deadpool, and Illaney back to his office, and questions Deadpool about the woman. Deadpool says she was just a woman who stole his heart an died a long time ago, and then he passes out.
Meanwhile, in Atlanta, Georgia, the woman from Deadpool's hallucinations, Mercedes Wilson, runs through the street at night, and accidentally drops a locket on the ground. Inside the locket, is a picture of her with Wade Wilson.
- This story is reprinted in Wolverine vs. Deadpool.
- Wolverine and Deadpool have a history of violence. Their battles and meetings to date, chronologically, are Wolverine (Vol. 2) #88, Wolverine Annual #1995.
- Deadpool and Wolverine meet again in Wolverine Annual '99.
- The popular video game Street Fighter is mentioned. This should be considered a topical reference to the Sliding Timescale of Earth-616.
- Based on the Marvel Legacy renumbering infographic, this issue corresponds to Deadpool (Vol. 3) #35.