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Meta-Messages – Christopher Priest Gets the Last Laugh on…Himself?!

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Meta-Messages – Christopher Priest Gets the Last Laugh on…Himself?!

All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator using the characters in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments! If you have a suggestion for a future meta-message, e-mail me at

Commenter Jason suggested I feature this sequel to a previous Meta-Message (that you can see here) from Christopher Priest’s first issue of Deadpool. This is from Priest’s LAST issue of Deadpool!

When Priest took over Deadpool, he had Deadpool visit Limbo, where all the characters that Priest had written in the past ended up. In #45, Priest’s last issue on the book, Deadpool returns to limbo, only this time he has survived the “Priest curse” by…killing Priest!!!

That’s some heavy duty self-deprecation right there!!

Funny stuff, though. What a way to say goodbye to a title!

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