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The Most Popular X-Cards of August and All Time

1 Sep

Now that we’ve checked out all 99 normal cards (there’s just the checklist and the holograms left!), it’s time once again to look back at the most popular cards of the past month.

  1. Dazzler
  2. X-Men Blue Strike Force
  3. Dark Phoenix
  4. X-Men Gold Strike Force
  5. X-Factor
  6. Magik
  7. Excalibur
  8. Beast
  9. Wolverine

Meanwhile, as of the end of August 2011, here are the top-10 most viewed posts of all time. Relatively similar compared to last month, though Beast jumps Maverick for #3, Wolverine jumps from 8 to 5, Deadpool enters the list at #8, and Havok falls from #6 to #9.

  1. Banshee
  2. Psylocke
  3. Beast
  4. Maverick
  5. Wolverine
  6. Lockheed
  7. Gambit
  8. Deadpool
  9. Havok
  10. Professor X

Which post has been your favorite so far?

43 – DEADPOOL

4 May

Subject: Deadpool
Real Name: Unrevealed
Height: 6′ Weight: 185 lbs.
First Appearance: New Mutants #98, February 1991

Power Ratings:

  • Energy Projection: 1/7
  • Mental Powers: 1/7
  • Strength: 3/7
  • Fighting Ability: 7/7
  • Intelligence: 4/7

When he appeared, he was Spider-Man with guns, Rob Liefeld style, ridiculed as one of the worst symptoms of 90’s comic book shallow excess. And yet now, 20 years after inception, Deadpool has no less than 5 ongoing monthly comic series, the star of one of the year’s most anticipated video games, and got a terrible translation to the big screen portrayed by Green Lantern (and yet his movie is highly anticipated if the unproduced script makes it to the finish line).

Deadpool is also one of the most famous X-characters incorrectly commonly identified as a mutant, when, in fact, his healing factor was given to him by the Weapon X program, versus Wolverine, Sabretooth, and Maverick, all of whose healing factors were a primary reason for their being selected into the program to begin with. Since I’m only vaguely familiar with Deadpool’s story after the early 90’s, I’m not sure what about him other than chronic sociopathy made him an ideal candidate for Weapon X.

AAANYWAY, Jim Lee’s Deadpool makes him look plenty badass, but in the wrong way: specifically, he looks too dignified. Deadpool should be bouncing all over the place, triple wielding guns and swords, and giving the audience the finger. The card gives his unique meta-personality few outlets; but then again, by this point Deadpool wasn’t yet such an in-joke, so I guess I can’t be too hard.

His Power Ratings are appropriate only as far as you don’t compare it to fellow Weapon-X-er Wolverine: Deadpool has one extra point in strength, and twice as many points in Intelligence, both of which sounds insulting.