Deadpool Secretly Respects Daredevil (But It’s Not Mutual)

Deadpool: Black, White and Blood #2 has Deadpool reveal his respect and admiration for Daredevil, but Matt Murdock clearly doesn’t feel the same.

Warning: contains spoilers to Deadpool: Black, White, and Blood #2!

Irreverent, crude, and obsessive, Wade Wilson is the kind of fan that no Marvel hero wants to have, yet Deadpool has expressed his admiration of a few specific crime-fighters even as he’s used by Marvel to send up their adventures and even mock them personally, with Daredevil the latest object of his affection. While dealing with the machinations of the Purple Man, Deadpool spells out what he thinks is so great about the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, but when Matt Murdock arrives to take down the villain, fans learn his admiration is definitely one-sided.

Wade originally crossed paths with Matt in 1997’s Daredevil/Deadpool Annual #1 where they fought over what to do about their mutual acquaintance and sometime enemy, Typhoid Mary. The unlikely duo reunited in 2013’s Deadpool: Suicide Kings, with Matt helping Wade clear his name when he was falsely accused of terrorism by the mobster Tombstone. Although Deadpool typically gets on most Marvel characters’ nerves, Daredevil impressed Deadpool by not only tolerating him but also occasionally going along with his unique sense of humor. Sadly, it seems this mutual appreciation was a one-time arrangement.

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