Appearing in "The Deep End: Part 2"
- Karen (First appearance)
- Jean (Only appearance)
- Mrs. Sapolski (Only appearance)
- A.I.M. (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- United States of America
Synopsis for "The Deep End: Part 2"
Continued from last issue...
Deadpool had been hired by an unknown employer to kill Wolverine, and after a fierce brawl in the city, Deadpool escaped a bomb he had set for Wolverine by the skin of his teeth, and he hijacked an ambulance, which Wolverine pursued. After a short chase, Deadpool was somehow able to get Wolverine to land right under the exact area where he had paid two construction workers to drop a piano they were loading.
Wolverine looks up from the sidewalk, and sees the falling piano. To Deadpool's delight, the piano crushes Wolverine. He notices a man taking pictures of the scene, and asks if the man will email him the pictures, but the man runs away in fear, and Deadpool realizes that Wolverine has recovered, and is right behind him. Wolverine chase Deadpool into a nearby coffee shop, but finds it difficult to pursue him to the back room with all the civilians inside. Wolverine accidentally breaks a window, and one of the baristas, a gruff woman, decides to throw Wolverine out herself. She tries to punch Wolverine several times, but he dodges, and he finally agrees to let her give him a good one right on his chin. She does, and is surprised to find that it her hand more than it hurts him. Wolverine goes into the back room, leading to the alley behind the shop, but Deadpool fires a gun at him from a rooftop, and he takes cover. On the roof, Deadpool has a high-powered sniper rifle, and takes several more shots with it. Missing his target, he then pulls out a bungee cable, and uses it to swan dive off of the roof. Wolverine meanwhile, stops running near the subway, which is right below Deadpool. The mercenary lands on I'm, and the two roll onto the track. Deadpool begins laughing at Wolverine's corny lines, and Wolverine angry slams his head into Deadpool's face. Deadpool suddenly pulls out a remote and activates the end of the bungee cable, which latches onto one of the rails and starts whizzing down the track. Wolverine looks down and realizes too late that the other end of the cable is attached to his leg, and the cable pulls him away down the track. Deadpool leaves, and runs back to his apartment near, where he asks his neighbor, Mrs. Sapolski, to buzz him in. He gets inside and goes to his room, where he has a spare costume, and a large supply of guns and ammunition.
Meanwhile, Wolverine's trip with the cable takes him across town, and he finally crashes into a truck, which collides with another car. At his apartment, Deadpool dons his costume, retrieves the necessary weapons, and catches back up to Wolverine, who is crawling out from the wreckage of the car crash. Deadpool takes out a katana, but Wolverine's claws easily slice through it. He goes for a gun, but Wolverine kicks him down. dead pool looks up, ad is alarmed by Wolverine's rage, and he realizes that this time, they're actually going to fight to the death.
The story is continued next issue...
- Deadpool has something to prove—and if he can take down Wolverine, he'll do just that.
- Also, is it possible that there's something in Deadpool's past that Wolverine was never meant to know?
- This story is reprinted in Wolverine vs. Deadpool and Wolverine: Origins Vol 5 - Deadpool.
- Deadpool was hired to kill Wolverine last issue. Though it's not revealed here, his employer is actually Winter Soldier.