SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for Spider-Man/Deadpool #32 by Robbie Thompson, Scott Hepburn, Ian Herring and Joe Sabino, on sale May 9.
On paper, Spider-Man and Deadpool are one of Marvel's oddest pairings. On one hand, Peter Parker lives his superhero life with power and responsibility on the brain. However, Wade Wilson follows the mercenary handbook, while also being completely crazy in the head.
It's all these things that make Spider-Man/Deadpool such an entertaining comic book. Their latest Marvel Legacy team-up from Robbie Thompson, Scott Hepburn, Ian Herring and Joe Sabino jumps from the present-day to the future, which gives us grey-haired Old Man Parker and Old Man Wilson living out their elderly years in a retirement home.
Of course, Deadpool's unique mutant biology explains how he's able to live so far into the future, but what about Spider-Man? What's kept him alive for so long? And before you try and blame Spidey's longevity on the ol' Parker Luck, the real answer is far more incestuous.
At some point in the current-day, Spider-Man will get gravely injured while fighting beside Deadpool. Now, Wade Wilson is many things, but one thing you can't call him is disloyal to his friends. Deadpool can't sit idly by while his best buddy Spider-Man dies in his arms. In order to save the wall-crawler's life, Deadpool mixed his own mutated blood with Peter's irradiated spider blood, thereby bringing him back to life.
Though Deadpool committed a heroic act, he still hasn't come clean with Spider-Man. Deadpool's white lie lasts for decades, with Old Man Parker not even knowing the truth. One can only imagine what will happen when Wade drops this truth bomb on Peter. Spider-Man can't get too mad since Deadpool did save his life. However, lying about it after the fact is worthy of being supremely upset.
Spider-Man/Deadpool #32 goes on sale May 9 from Marvel Comics.