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 $30,000. 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.

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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 theaters May 18, starring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Josh Brolin as Cable.

[via ComicBook.com]

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