Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe follows on a series of similar books that were kicked off by the original Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe by Garth Ennis and Doug Braithwaite about twenty years ago.
This one however appears to have caught many retailers by surprise. With the first issue selling copies for thirteen dollars on eBay.
It’s not often a new Marvel book sees such a rapid rise. Retailers have become rather expert at ordering enough copies to suit their retailers and there are usually enough. Copies floating around somewhere to absorb small sudden surges in demand.
In this case however, it may have been seen as yet another Deadpool book, without realising the amount of hype the character generated at San Diego Comic Con with the announcement of his new video game, something not lost on the retailers present on the show floor. The weekly mini series at Marvel also haven’t killed on sales either.
Apart from this one… issue 3 is out this week.