Rare Deadpool art up for auction

Don’t underestimate Deadpool. Or his long history in the world of Marvel, of which you can now own a piece. This week is art from Deadpool’s very first appearance at auction.

Deadpool first appeared in New Mutants none. 98, published in 1991, and these are sketches from two pages (14 and 15) of that issue to be bid on. Both are original works from Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld and comes from the artist’s personal collection.

According to the post, “Creator Rob Liefeld used preliminary page layouts to work out his initial ideas of what the final pages would look like and how Deadpool would be revealed to the masses. Liefeld decided on a large 2/3 page splash screen…The preliminary is rendered in pen over graphite on 5.5″ x 8.5″ paper.” Page 14 shows Deadpool standing over Cable, while page 15 sees the Merc with a mouth about to kill Cable before Cannonball steps in.

Deadpool art is actually quite rare. According to Liefeld, “Between X-Force and New Mutants, the incredible, some would say peak, period for me, I did 26 covers. Not one of them has come up for auction…Sitting on everything doesn’t help the value and legacy of the art …Eventually you have to release it.”

As of publication, pages 14 and 15 are at about $50,000 combined, though buyer’s premiums would send that number up exponentially.

Deadpool has proven to be a huge fan favorite for Marvel, with the first two entries pulling in over $1.5 billion worldwide; the former ranks as the second-highest-grossing R-rated release of all time (behind The Passion of Christwhich we’re sure Wilson would be bitterly ashamed of).

Deadpool 3 is set to one 8 November 2024 release, kick into motion Phase six of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and marks the character’s official entry into the MCU.

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