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Deadpool meets Deathstroke in George Perez mashup

by  in Comic News Comment

Legendary artist George Perez brings together Marvel’s Merc With a Mouth and DC’s own mercenary/assassin for a commission sketch that literally merges Deadpool with Deathstroke. Seriously, they split the body right down the middle.

“With the Deadpool movie coming out and with its connection to the Deathstroke character, this seemed like a nice piece to put up,” wrote Perez, who created Deathstroke with Marv Wolfman. “Truthfully, I wasn’t particularly aware of the connection between these two characters until the person who commissioned this piece pointed it out to me. I hope you all enjoy this unusual merging.”

Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld popped up to praise Perez’s drawing (“I wished I owned it”) and to dismiss any connections between Wade Wilson and Slade Wilson.

“Any belief that they are connected beyond a name is foolish and short sighted. And funny,” Liefeld wrote. “One is a middle aged war veteran who took part in a super soldier program. The other is horribly disfigured and sought a cure to his cancer by submitting to Weapon X.”