Marvel TL;DR might have bit off more than it can chew with its latest video focusing on “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe,” prompting a cameo from the fourth wall-breaking Merc with a Mouth himself.
“Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe” is a self-explanatory storyline in which Deadpool does exactly what the title claims: Systematically kill every Avenger, mutant and cosmic deity that gets in his way. Marvel TL;DR helps to make the sprawling murderfest a bit more accessible.
The YouTube video series is an abbreviated, Marvel-produced explainer that tackles everything from complex storylines to legendary relics in the Marvel Comics universe.
“Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe” takes place in an alternate universe and features a bevy of characters both well-known and obscure. The Marvel TL;DR series helps to contextualize some of the bigger ideas at play in the lore, while managing to have some fun along the way.
For instance, the climax of “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe” sees Deadpool escaping the confines of the page and killing the story at its source: The creators. The Marvel TL;DR video, which is constantly being interrupted by a snarky, critical Deadpool, ends much in the same way, with the video’s host meeting a grisly fate at the hands of Marvel’s most insane mutant.
“Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe” was published in 2012 and written by Cullen Bunn, with art by Dalibor Talajic.