Appearing in "Isn't It Bromantic? Part One"
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Main story and flashback)
- Deadpool (Wade Wilson) (Main story and flashback)
- Dormammu Impostor
- Mindful Ones (First appearance) (Impersonates Mindless Ones)
- Carl (Death)
- Hydro-Man (Morris Bench) (Main story and flashback)
- M.O.D.O.K. (George Tarleton) (Mentioned)
- Mindless Ones (Mentioned)
- Queen Shiklah (Mentioned)
- Odin (Mentioned)
- Avengers Unity Division (Mentioned)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. (Mentioned)
- Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange) (Mentioned)
- Mercs for Money (Mentioned)
- Deadpool's Bamf
- Ego the Living Planet (Mentioned)
- Wolverine (Logan) (Mentioned)
- Man-Thing (Theodore Sallis) (Cameo)
- Frankenstein's Monster (Cameo)
Races and Species:
- Earth (Main story and flashback)
- United States of America (Main story and flashback)
- New York (Main story and flashback)
- New York City (Main story and flashback)
- New York (Main story and flashback)
- Canada (Mentioned)
- Sierra Leone (Mentioned)
- Australia (Mentioned)
- Thebes, Greece (Mentioned)
- Philistia (Mentioned)
- United States of America (Main story and flashback)
- Moon (Mentioned)
- Hell (Mentioned)
- Web-Shooters (Main story and flashback)
- Spider-Armor MK IV (Main story and flashback)
- Deadpool's Suit (Main story and flashback)
- Deadpool's Katanas (Main story and flashback)
- Deadpool's Teleporter (Mentioned)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier (Cameo) (Only in flashback)
Synopsis for "Isn't It Bromantic? Part One"
Spider-Man and Deadpool are staring each other in the face. Deadpool keeps running his mouth, and Spidey tells him to shut up. It is then revealed that Spidey and Deadpool are tied up together in Spidey's webbing, and they're hanging up-side down. Spider-Man is trying to come up with an escape plan, and Deadpool is just making inappropriate jokes to Spidey. They're prisoners of what seems to be Dormammu and a large number of Mindless Ones. Dormammu asks what they were trying to accomplish by coming to Hell. Deadpool starts blabbering about a villain monologue, and Spidey tells him to shut up. In an effort to escape, Deadpool dislocates his own hip, and Spidey grabs one of Deadpool's katana, and cuts through the webbing. Spidey asks Deadpool how he got access to the nano-ceramic fiber composite materials in his swords needed to cut through Spidey's webbing. Deadpool and Spidey then free themselves from the webbing, and start fighting the Mindless Ones. Spidey gets angry at Deadpool for apparently bringing him to Hell. During the fight, Deadpool gets mobbed by Mindless Ones, but Spidey webs him and pulls him out, popping his hip back in its place. Dormammu asks Spidey why he's hanging out with Deadpool if he's so cool. Deadpool asks Spidey if Spidey wants to do the flashback, or if he should.
In the flashback, Spider-Man is at the North River Waste Water Treatment Plant battling Hydro-Man, and find it hard to resist bathroom jokes (they're at a waste water plant, remember?) Deadpool swings up next to Spidey and starts joking about how Spidey quit the Avengers. Spidey gets annoyed, and asks why Deadpool is there. Deadpool tells Spidey that he wants to show him something cool.
As Spidey and Deadpool battle the Mindless Ones, Deadpool continues the story from that point on, telling about how he basically teleported himself and Spidey to Hell so they could deal with this "Avengers-level threat". Spidey asks if Deadpool has plan. Deadpool pulls some real brains out of his pockets which he got from the morgue. He starts jamming the brains into the Mindless Ones' heads, creating the Mindful Ones. Deadpool also accidentally puts a grenade in one's head, which explodes. The now Mindful Ones start questioning Dormammu, and they start doubting that he cares for them. Deadpool tells Spidey that they overthrew Hell with the brains of entitled millennials. Spidey starts to get annoyed and frustrated, and tells Deadpool to bamf (teleport) them out of there.
Deadpool does, and they appear back in Manhattan, where Spidey drops Deadpool on a rooftop. Deadpool explains that he has franchised himself and his services, and makes are amounts of money. Spidey refuses, and realizes that he's missing a meeting. Before leaving, Spidey snaps the collar off of Deadpool's Bamf, and it teleports away, taking Deadpool's hand with it. However, before Spidey and Deadpool can part ways, Hydro-Man attacks and demands a ransom for the city. Deadpool starts making poop jokes (Hydro-Man is composed of sewage water). Spidey and Deadpool both get blasted with sewage. Deadpool uses an incendiary grenade on the villain, at the cost of his own legs, blowing Hydro-Man apart. Later, Spidey and Deadpool regroup on a rooftop. Spidey hoses off his clothes, and Deadpool waits for his legs to fully grow back. Deadpool admits to Spidey that he wanted to be more like him. Deadpool says that he's here if Spidey ever wants to hang out. He then proceeds to jump off the roof. Spidey swings away, grumbling and griping about Deadpool. Meanwhile, Deadpool is back in "Hell" which is revealed to be fake, and Dormammu is revealed to be an imposter. Deadpool decides to kill the "super villain", Peter Parker.
Appearing in "Visions of the Future"
- Grim Reaper (Eric Williams) (Death)
- Agatha Harkness (Behind the scenes)
- Numerous unnamed Virginians
- Avengers (Mentioned)
- Black Panther (T'Challa) (Referenced)
- Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd) (Referenced)
- Captain America (Steve Rogers) (Referenced)
- Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) (Referenced)
- Starjammers (Referenced)
- Ultron (Mentioned)
- President Barack Obama (Shadow only)
- Abraham Lincoln (Photo)
- George Washington (Photo)
- William Shakespeare (Referenced)
- Shylock (Topical Reference)
- Captain America (Sam Wilson) (As hologram)
- Wonder Man (Simon Williams) (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Sol System
- United States of America
- Wakanda (Referenced)
- England (Name only)
- Wundagore, Transia (Referenced)
- Mercury (Referenced)
- Sun (Referenced)
- Zenn-La (Referenced)
- Flying Water Vase of Zenn-La (First appearance)
- Captain America's D-Day Lighter (First appearance)
- Wundagore Everbloom (First appearance)
- Captain America's Uniform (As hologram)
- Grim Reaper's Scythe
Synopsis for "Visions of the Future"
Following the purging of the emotions associated to his memories, Vision has moved into a home in Arlington, Virginia. He has also created three new synthezoids: a wife, Virginia, and two twin children, son Vin and daughter Viv. Like most people in his neighborhood, Vision now works for the government, being the President’s direct liaison for the Avengers.
Shortly after Vision’s new family moves into the neighborhood, two snobbish neighbors - a middle-aged couple, the Knowles, consisting of mortgage broker George and HR worker Nora - decide to give them cookies as a housewarming present. As the Knowles’ bicker over whether or not they can even eat cookies, the Visions’ welcome them in and give them a tour of the house, which features gifts from Black Panther, the Silver Surfer, Steve Rogers, and Scarlet Witch. As the Knowles’ eventually leave so Vision can go to work, the narrator notes that by the end, one of the Vision’s will set the Knowles’ house on fire and kill them.
Virginia throws the cookies away while she and Vision debate on whether or not it is grammatically correct to say that the Knowles’ were “kind” or “nice”. It eventually devolves into Virginia saying that the human ideal of a home life is meaningless, but Vision asserts that choosing one’s own path frivolously is more humane than living by a set of logical rules the way Ultron would have. Virginia then agrees with him.
Time passes, and the new family begins acclimating to their new life. Vin and Viv become popular with children, and happily entertain them with their powers. Older neighbors treat the family like celebrities and take pictures of or with them. Vision begins his new job, but dislikes the fact that it is unpaid, while Virginia struggles to think of what career she herself would pursue. Virginia also spends time searching her own mind for latent memories, while Vin and Viv download information from the outside world constantly.
Eventually, Vin and Viv’s first day at high school arrives. Wearing casual human clothes, Vin and Viv fly over to school, where the other students become shocked at their presence. Once they are gone, Virginia questions why her children must leave the safety of their home, to which Vision replies that, as Viv and Vin’s minds are underdeveloped, they need education to become properly equipped for the world; he then receives a call from Captain America. Meanwhile, Vin attends his first class, when a girl behind him beckons for him. As Vin attempts to say that they aren’t allowed to talk in class, the girl shows him a note on her computer asking him “R U NORMAL?”. Vin appears mortified by the question.
Once school ends, Vin asks Viv if he is normal, but she can only reply that their father wants them to be as normal as possible. Later that night, Vision and Virginia are “sleeping” when suddenly the former awakes in a fright, remembering the time Virginia first opened her eyes, and how her blinking made him think she had a glitch. His thoughts inevitably go back to Wanda, where it is revealed that Virginia was made from the brainwaves of his memories of his previous wife. However, he then attempts to purge these lingering feelings in order to be devoted to his current wife.
On that Saturday, Vision decides to leave to run self-diagnostics at Avengers HQ. While waiting for him to come back for dinner, Virginia decides to review her children’s schoolwork with them in order to learn what they are learning. As she criticizes one of Viv’s answers, Viv begins to leave in a huff, only for a scythe to burst through the wall, impaling Viv through the back and out through her stomach.
The attacker is revealed to be the Grim Reaper, who believes that the new family are perverted clones of his brother Wonder Man and seeks to exterminate them. Bursting through the home, he tries to attack Vin, but Virginia comes from behind and bashes the Grim Reaper’s head in with the Knowles’ cookie tray. She then begins to keep hitting him in the head until Vin finally gets her to stop, but not before they both realize that the Grim Reaper is already dead. As Virginia and Vin stand over his body while a malfunctioning Viv lies in a corner, Virginia tells her children not to tell Vision what happened.
• The Merc-y Neighborhood Deadpool? The Spider with a Mouth? Close enough. THE TWO MOST POPULAR CHARACTERS IN THE WORLD TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME! (That’s a lie.) Deadpool loves Spider-Man. Spider-Man hates Deadpool. If my math is correct, that makes them the perfect team, but what brings these two together? You’re going to have to read this book to find out, but Joe Kelly (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, DEADPOOL) and Ed McGuinness (DEADPOOL, AMAZING X-MEN, HULK, a certain team-up book at the Distinguished Competition) are together again and will blow your mind with the last page of the first issue!