Original Art From Deadpool's First Appearance Is Up For Auction

Deadpool. Image: Fox

In 1991, Deadpool premiered in New Mutants #98, drawn by Rob Liefeld. Now, art from that landmark comic book is up for auction, and it can be yours if you're willing to shell out the cash.

It's a lot of cash, though. The page, which features the original art for page 15 of New Mutants #98, currently has the winning bid at $US30,000 ($39,083). The simple, five-panel layout features Deadpool in his first appearance hunting down Cable. In this early appearance, the mercenary is more a Deathstroke the Terminator-alike than he is the later Merc' With the Mouth, but you can already sense a dynamic sort of chemistry between the assassin and the, uh, time-travelling assassin that would come to be an important facet of both characters down the line.

Image via Heritage Auctions.Illustration: Rob Liefeld

There are eighteen days left for the initial bidding for the auction, which you can check out here.

Deadpool 2 will be out in theatres May 17, starring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Josh Brolin as Cable.

[via ComicBook.com]


Comments

    Current bid as at 8:57am Mon 23 April 2018 : $30,000 + $5850 byuers premium (what ever that is)

    That is crazy money for one picture.

    Investment item I guess.

    Could buy a lot of games with that...
    Or dontate some to charity...
    Or take a year long vacation...
    Or...
    Or...
    Or...

    It’s also Rob Liefeld art, so should technically be burnt and not bought.
    Sure Liefeld “designed” Deadpool (as much as a recoloured Deathstroke can be called a design) but Joe Kelly made him the character he is.

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