pilot lead

Watching your crush make That Face™ after he gets a shot (Never missing even one)


A little something for a fic I’m working on, once I finish the third chapter I’ll post it but for now all that exists of it currently is this.

I can’t say too much on what it’s gonna be about without spoiling but I can tell you this(keep in mind this is mostly set pre-all that universal domination shit)

Lance is actually one of the weapon testers at the Galran labs (He’s usually hopping between Altea and Daibazaal) The lab he’s in helps to create different prototypes of weapons powered by quintessence so he gets to try them out and pretty much gives advice on what they could do better with it.
Lance is pretty much Altea’s top sharpshooter, also having skills in stealth and one of their top strategists. (We need more BAMF!Lance okay, I’m tired I want my boy to be appreciated thank you very much) He’s also very charismatic and if there were bars for his charisma levels they’d be filled ok. He can pretty much smooth talk his way out of everything…almost.

Keith is one of Zarkon’s generals, hopping between missions in the system/on planet. On the rare times he gets a break he doesn’t have much to do so he just hangs around the lab watching the engineers and scientists do their thing. (Totally not there for that one cute Altean guy nopenopenope)

He has exceptional skill working and fighting with various blades and weapons of that nature. He’s one of their top pilots and fighters and leads his one unti (Even if he really doesn’t want to but they can mostly take care of themselves so there’s no babysitting involved)

so if finn is a pilot then what if he ends up assembling his own squadron of misfits/unsung heroes (including rose, who maybe has always dreamt of being a pilot but allowed her insecurities to hold her back) to fly a mission vital to the resistance’s triumph against the first order

Sheith Music Comparison
S2E1 + S4E1
Sheith Music Comparison

I was watching S4E1 again when something familiar about the hug scene struck me — but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. I had to isolate the background music from this episode, as well as “Across the Universe”, and it hit me.

The musical composition of both the campfire scene in S2E1 and the convo between Shiro and Keith before the Hug 2.0 are… very similar.

Both feature an atmospheric, “space ambience” with soft, slowly rhythmic, low-tone notes layered on top.

1) The first audio clip is from the campfire scene in Across the Universe. The notes hit towards the end of their conversation, as Shiro proclaims Keith as his successor, Keith reassures him that he’s gonna be okay, and Shiro gives him one of the softest looks we’ve seen in the whole series.

2) The second audio clip is from S4E1, and is a bit different. The notes kick in the exact moment Shiro places his hand on Keith’s shoulder, after Keith announces that Shiro can now pilot Black again & lead the team. This conversation, while in the public eye, was very much carried between these two at this point. The music crescendos in perfect time with their movements as they go in for the hug–one prominent note when their hands clasp, and one when they embrace. Again, I reiterate: these notes did not initially kick in until Shiro put his hand on Keith’s shoulder.

I’m not saying it might not have been played elsewhere in the series (I’m not gonna rewatch all four seasons to check). But here are a couple of other observations I found as follows:

For instance, Matt & Pidge had space atmosphere, similar piano-esque notes & strings in their reunion. But the notes were a bit different (gradually getting higher, if memory serves correctly) and the strings soon became a central instrument. Therefore, this seems mostly irrelevant to me.

Zarkon and Haggar are characterized by space ambience and strong, slow notes as well, though a little higher-pitched. In the flashback ep, this is noticeable three times: when they meet (though it is VERY faint), when Zarkon is at her bedside, and when they both die with their fingers interlaced.

Do with this info what you will, but I did find it very… interesting.

Curious to see if any moments between them moving forward have similar instruments/tones.

KEITHS VLOG BROKE MY HEART SO HERES A FIC

MEGA THANKS to @hastalalaterkeith7152 for sending me quotes from the vlog so I could write this without internet and also motivating me


“I think it’s dumb.”

“Well of course you would, mullet,” Lance retorted.

“I’m just saying, there are better things we could be doing,” Keith fumed.

Lance raised an eyebrow. “Like what?”

“Hm, I don’t know, maybe trying to find Lotor?”

“Okay, that’s enough,” Shiro interrupted. “We haven’t found any trace of Lotor, so in the meantime, why not strengthen the coalition? It will be good for our allies to know more about their ‘defenders of the universe.’”

“Exactly,” Lance said. “So, Keith, get your butt in there and make a vlog!”

“I don’t even know what that is.”

Lance groaned. “Come on, mullet, it’s not rocket science. Vlog. Video. Log,” he drew the words out, one at a time. “Like a journal, but as a video.”

“What am I supposed to say?”

“Anything you want,” Shiro said. “Just be careful not to give away sensitive information, in case these ever get into the wrong hands.”

“Right. Sounds easy,” Keith muttered under his breath. Why couldn’t somebody else go first? That would make it easier. So far only Coran had done it, and Keith had learned from experience not to follow his example when it came to film making. But Pidge, Hunk, Allura, and Coran were all working on castle upgrades, and Lance and Shiro had a one-on-one training session planned. That left Keith to sit alone in what Coran had deemed ‘the recording room,’ talking about himself. Something he’d never been particularly good at.

“Hey, man, take it easy,” Lance said. “No need to cry over it.”

“I’m not,” Keith said, confused.

Lance groaned again. “It was a joke.”

Of course it was a joke. Lance always made jokes. And they always flew right over Keith’s head.

“I’m not going to cry,” he said in frustration, after the door to the recording room had slid shut behind him. He sat down. Took a deep breath. Turned on the camera.

“I’m Keith, the pilot of the black lion…what should I say?” he asked. “I’m a paladin. I fly the black lion. I-I said that already, see that’s why I’m bad at this. What else am I supposed to tell you? Okay, um, I guess I’m part Galra…”

After stammering through an introduction, finding words seemed a little easier. Whenever they visited planets, people always seemed most interested—or disgusted—to learn about his heritage, so he opted to talk about that for a little while, pulling out his knife to try and bring up the memories of the trials. Then he remembered what Shiro had said about sensitive information. Maybe talking about the Blade’s secrets wasn’t such a good idea.

Keith paused, staring down at the knife, at his reflection in the shiny, rare metal. “I guess being part Galra is a big deal. Might explain why I was never really good at…connecting with people.” He thought back to the events on Arus, how Lance had tried to teach him some sort of team chant. He still thought it was dumb, not as dumb as this video, but still dumb enough. He said as much, and before he realized what he was doing, his face was heating up and he was raising his voice in anger. Why did he have to get angry so easily?

“I am so sorry,” Keith said, remembering all their allies would be watching this. He leaned back, closed his eyes to calm down. “I am so sorry, I guess…I have a bit of a temper, so…”

Words were becoming hard again. Sticking to his heritage, Keith realized, might also not be the best idea. He didn’t know enough to talk about it with the ease he’d like. And not knowing was making him angry. Not knowing where he came from. Not knowing where his mom went. Not knowing why she left.

Words were hard, but for some reason Keith couldn’t seem to make them stop coming out his mouth. Emotions were rushing out, and he couldn’t keep them bottled up anymore, but this wasn’t the time or place. There was never a time or place for the leader of Voltron to break down.

Breathing was getting hard, too. He felt tears coming, sniffled once, and frantically thought of a way to cover this up. But it was too late. He’d spilled his guts and now everyone was going to know, the team was going to know, the allied planets would know, the universe would know that Keith Kogane was just some scared little kid lost in space.

“I'm—I’m outta here! Get me outta here,” he muttered, getting to his feet. “I'm—I’m outta here!”

He couldn’t do it. He couldn’t pilot Black, he couldn’t lead Voltron, even with Shiro back, hell, he couldn’t even make a damn vlog, whatever the hell that was. It was frustration more than anything that made him yell, “I said I wouldn’t cry!”

Keith stalked out of the recording room, the colours of the hallway swirling together as tears blurred his vision. It occurred to him that he’d left the camera on, but he didn’t care. He just needed to be alone. He was already alone. He was always alone. He was a loner. Right now, he needed to be alone somewhere safe from discovery.

He stumbled into his bedroom. He was dizzy, he couldn’t walk straight, he couldn’t think straight. He didn’t want to be here. He didn’t want to be a leader. He didn’t want to be a paladin. He just wanted to be home, alone in his cozy little desert shack, back when he liked being alone, when it was easy to pretend he didn’t care about his parents, when he had no idea that he was an alien.

Keith was really crying now, hot, messy tears dripping down his face. The armor that encased his shaking body was too tight, too constricting. He fumbled to get it off, piece by piece, fingers slipping over the smooth surface as he trembled with sobs, until eventually he gave up and sank to the floor. He was all alone. Nobody wanted him. Nobody cared. Why would they? All he’d ever done was push them away.

He wasn’t sure how long he stayed like that, crouched in the middle of his room with his head in his hands. Surely there were better things he could be doing right now. Like trying to find Lotor. Or training. He could’ve taken down the gladiator at least twice by now.

The sound of the door sliding open was barely audible. Just a gentle whoosh, a whoosh Keith had heard many times before. He didn’t pay it any attention, even as someone walked into the room and knelt beside him. He felt a hand on his back, rubbing up and down, slow and gentle, heard soft words being murmured in his ear. He tried to focus on that.

“Hey, Keith. Hey, it’s okay. Shhh, it’s okay, Keith, you’re alright.”

Keith swallowed hard and steeled himself to meet the kind pair of blue eyes that looked down at him.

“L-Lance?”

“Yeah, buddy, it’s me,” Lance smiled worriedly. He brushed tear-soaked bangs from Keith’s face. “Can you tell me what’s wrong?”

“I—” Keith froze. That was just the problem. He could never bring himself to open up. He never told anybody what was wrong. No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t seem to take down all the walls he’d spent years putting up.

“It’s okay,” Lance soothed. “You can talk to me.”

“No, I can’t!” Keith cried, much louder than he’d meant to. Lance flinched. “Can’t you see that I can’t talk to you? I can’t talk to anybody! I’m no good at it. I can’t connect with people, I can’t open up. Nobody likes me, and I try so hard, but I can’t make people like me because I always push them away and I don’t mean to but it just happens because I don’t know how to do it any different and then I’m all alone but I don’t want to be alone anymore but I can't…I just…I can’t.”

“Keith.” Lance’s strong, steady hands found Keith’s shoulders. His voice was soft, caring. “What are you talking about, man? You’re not alone. I’m right here. I’m always here for you.”

Keith wiped viciously at the tears stained on his cheeks. He didn’t say anything. He didn’t know what to say.

“Let’s get off the floor, huh?” Lance suggested. Keith nodded. Lance guided him to his feet and helped him take off the pieces of armor he’d missed. Keith tried to do it on his own, but he felt so clumsy and useless he ended up just standing there while Lance reduced him to the black bodysuit that was underneath all their armor.

Lance sat them both down on the edge of the bed, keeping an arm around Keith’s shoulders. He was still warm and a little bit sweaty from training, but Keith didn’t care. It felt good, Keith realized. It felt good to be close to someone and have them look out for you.

“We all care about you, Keith,” Lance said. “You do know that, right?”

“I…” Keith paused, “don’t know.”

“Well, we do. All of us. And yeah, okay, I guess your people skills could use a little work, but we know you’re trying. You’re part of the team, Keith. You’re family.” Lance squeezed his shoulder, smiling. Keith looked at him uncertainly. “What is it?” Lance asked.

“I’ve never had that before,” Keith admitted.

“You’d better get used to it,” Lance chimed. “Because we’re not going anywhere. We love you, man.”

“I love you too,” Keith managed. He was tearing up again. Lance pulled him in for a hug, and Keith went with his instinct to hug him back. Things weren’t great, but with Lance here, they were better. Speaking of which…

“How did you know to come find me?” Keith asked.

Lance ducked his head. “I, uh, kinda saw your vlog. You left the camera running.”

“The vlog,” Keith moaned. “I don’t know what I was thinking, saying all that stuff. And now the universe is going to see it. What do I do, Lance?”

“Don’t worry about it. It hasn’t been sent anywhere yet, and I’ll bet there’s a way we can delete it. And we could make a new one.”

“I don’t think my second time around will be any better,” Keith frowned.

“We’ll do it together,” Lance grinned. “We’ll call it ‘Get to Know the Two Bravest Paladins of Voltron!’ Razzle dazzle, right?”

“Yeah,” Keith chuckled. “Razzle dazzle.”

matt age theory?

we know that pidge was just starting middle school in the flashback at the end of episode 2 of season 4 because she says that she has to go through middle school without Matt there (because he will be on the kerberos mission)

most middle schoolers start at age 11 (turning 12 during the year) meaning that in the flashback pidge would have been about 12 years old. in the pilot we learned it takes months to get all the way out to kerberos so that would have taken some time.

in the pilot we are shown pidge a year after the failed kerberos mission which would have been a year and some months after the flashback in season 4 allowing the time for the kerberos mission to launch, fail, and have a 1 year anniversary of that failure. therefor pidge would have been about 14 at the time of the pilot.

we also know that pidge is 15 now which means that in canon from the time of the flashback to season 4 pidge would have aged 3 years and matt would have aged 3 years as well.

with the assumptions that the garrison is a high school program, said high school program wouldn’t send a student who hasn’t completed the program on a mission, and that most high schoolers start at age 14 (turning 15 during the year) and graduate when they are 18, then when matt went on the kerberos mission he would have been at least 18 years old.

this is also supported by the fact that keith, hunk and lance are all 17/18 year olds and were still part of the program and keith was the top student in the class but still wasn’t chosen to go on a mission. none of them were. they were all still being trained in the pilot which leads to the idea that the garrison wouldn’t send people to space until they completed the program/graduated. so again matt would have been at LEAST 18.

if he was at least 18 when he went on the mission and 3 years have passed in canon since the flashback scene, that would mean that in season 4 matt would be at least 21 years old.

2

it’s okay // listen here

whatever makes you happy. whatever you want. you’re so fucking special. i wish i was special. but I’m a creep, i’m a weirdo. what the hell am i doing here? i don’t belong here.

A seemingly random scene that, with all the speculation surrounding season 3, could be potentially less random than we first assumed. ‘cause, I mean, they didn’t have to put Lance in the middle, Shiro would have been the more obvious choice at the time, and putting Keith there would have been some grade A foreshadowing… if that is, in fact, the direction they’re going in!!!

When Zack, along with the viewer, is initiated into the mysteries of Murphy in the pilot episode, we’re lead to believe that we’re seeing a pretty typical trip to school for Milo. But “The Doctor Zone Files” reveals that Murphy’s Law may vary: as Milo himself puts it, “It’s unpredictable!” Like a lot of claims made about Murphy’s Law (obviously, not everything that could go wrong does), this one’s pretty broad; multiple episodes have shown that Milo’s friend Melissa has developed a faculty for predicting when Murphy’s Law will strike, which indicates that it has a logic of its own. And on most days, at least, it seems that Milo can ride the bus with his fellow students in relative safety–we see him do so in “Worked Day.”

So what made the first day of school different? Well:

A new kid came in from out of town. He didn’t know about Milo’s condition. He talked to him in a friendly way and even accepted his handshake. Which–look at how the kids at the stop react. 

They’re worried about this poor sap who’s here indicating a clear willingness to befriend Milo Murphy. They’re not only worried about him, they’re potentially worried about how it’s going to affect them (notice how Bradley is clutching his backpack). 

I propose that Murphy’s Law overacted because, quite simply, Milo was on the verge of making a new friend, and the worst thing that could happen to him would be for that friend to be scared off.

And, see, this is nothing new. This happens every time Milo is put in a situation wherein a friendship could potentially form. In “Rooting for the Enemy” we find out that a girl named Joni, who sat next to Milo recently, only just got her cast off and is unwilling to try a second time. In the same episode, Mort has a friendly conversation with Milo and is promptly thrown headfirst over a ledge and into a pond: 

By the way, Joni does end up in Milo’s blast radius again when she sits directly behind him on the bus in “Worked Day”.

She looks a little nervous to me. Can’t blame the girl. She’s even closer to him than Melissa is!

…but she’s probably fairly safe, because, while she’s close to him, she’s not sitting next to him. The real danger lies in talking to him or associating with him in the way a friend would.

Melissa and Zack are hanging out with him, but they’re probably all right too–at this point, they’ve both been established as friends of Milo. Both of them have firmly and repeatedly refused to be put off, so while they’re still getting swept up in Murphy’s Law and still risking life and limb by being in its vicinity, it’s no longer headhunting either of them specifically. 

Here’s what really sells this one for me:

We’ve seen that Melissa is normally unafraid to be close to Milo, though she’s not above establishing an “adequate buffer zone.” In the pilot, she initially walks gladly up to her friend, apparently prepared to stand next to him as she might on a normal morning…but then she hesitates.

We see her take a moment to test her surroundings before announcing her decision to put some distance between herself and Milo. Milo’s response is a thumbs-up and a cheerful “Good call!”

My guess is that this is a situation that both of them are familiar with through long experience. Milo standing here chatting with the new guy is a clear danger signal for Melissa, just as it is for the others at the stop. Milo, though equally aware that he’s in for a more-than-usually deadly morning, is undeterred. With his characteristic optimism, he’s embracing this possible friendship despite the risk it’s going to involve, but that doesn’t mean he expects Melissa to do it. 

Zack rides out the storm and stays with Milo; at some point before the series started, Melissa had to make a decision to do the same thing. They’re the exceptions. The vast majority of people who came close to befriending Milo were unable to take the heat. 

The Very Comprehensive Deadpool Masterpost

The aim of this post is to introduce new fans to Deadpool’s comics and help you identify which collections, trade paperbacks and omnibus books Deadpool’s individual stories, issues and runs can be found in as well as which order to read them. 

I will not be providing links to any pirated copies and would rather not recommend websites as prices will vary across the dozens of sites comics can be purchased from.

I have read every single issue on this list so if you have any questions or need any help please do feel free to ask me.

Created: 5th March 2017
Updated: 31st July 2017

Main Deadpool Continuity & Reading Order

This is the bulk of the masterlist. Each of Deadpool’s main books and stories are listed below in the order which they should be read from the very beginning all the way up to, and including, his current shenanigans.
I have marked a few recommended starting points so if you do not wish to tackle the entire list there should be a starting point which suits you.

Deadpool: The Circle Chase (1993) #1 - #4
This is Deadpool’s first ever solo miniseries. It introduces Weasel, Vanessa and themes which crop up throughout the rest of Deadpool’s runs.
-Collected in; Deadpool Classic Vol. 1
or Deadpool: Beginnings Omnibus
or Deadpool The Adamantium Collection
or Deadpool & X-Force Omnibus

Deadpool: Sins of the Past (1994) #1 - #4
Deadpool’s second miniseries explores Deadpool’s relationship with his past and teases his origins.
-Collected in; Deadpool Classic Vol. 1
or Deadpool: Beginnings Omnibus
or Deadpool & X-Force Omnibus

Deadpool (1997) #-1 - #69 [A Recommended Starting Point]
This was Deadpool’s first ongoing and it ran from 1997 to 2002. Plot elements from his first and second miniseries are picked up and expanded upon here. Several writers contributed to this series, most notably Joe Kelly, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Gail Simone.
-Collected in; Deadpool Classic Vol. 1 - Vol. 9
or Deadpool by Joe Kelly Omnibus & Deadpool Classic Omnibus Vol. 1 

Agent X (2002) #1 - #15
After Deadpool (1997) ended his book was replaced by a new, similar character who shares Deadpool’s supporting cast from his last 5 issues. Deadpool returns in the final 3 issues of this series.
-Collected in; Deadpool Classic Vol. 9 & Vol. 10
or Deadpool Classic Omnibus Vol. 1

Cable & Deadpool (2004) #1 - #50 [A Recommended Starting Point]
Characters from Agent X (2002) make an appearance throughout this series which is written by Deadpool’s co-creator Fabian Nicieza. Deadpool’s relationship with Cable is one of the most loved in comics and Cable is scheduled to appear in Deadpool 2. This is a big, thematic book exploring heroism and the bigger picture.
-Collected in; Cable & Deadpool: If Looks Could Kill, The Burnt Offering, The Human Race, Bosom Buddies, Living Legends, Paved With Good Intentions, Separation Anxiety & Deadpool vs. The Marvel Universe 
or 3 Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection books 
or the Deadpool & Cable Omnibus

Deadpool Annual (2013) #1
Although this was released in 2013 the first half of the story explains the origin of the white caption box which makes its appearance throughout Deadpool (2008). The second half of the story leads into Deadpool (2012) so it may be worth revisiting this issue before you start that series.
-Collected in; Deadpool: The Wedding of Deadpool
or Deadpool: The Ones With Deadpool
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 18: Deadpool vs. Marvel

Deadpool (2008) #1 - #63
This is the book which was being published when Deadpool exploded into the phenomenon he is today. All 63 issues were written by Daniel Way and you can see the zany fingerprints he left on the character present in the fandom, the video game and all the ongoing books and miniseries from 2009 to 2012.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Secret Invasion, Dark Reign, X Marks The Spot, Monkey Business, What Happens In Vegas, I Rule You Suck, Space Oddity, Operation Annihilation, Institutionalized, Evil Deadpool & Dead 
or 4 Deadpool: The Complete Collection by Daniel Way books
or Deadpool by Daniel Way Omnibus Vol. 1

Uncanny X-Force (2010) #1 - #35
Running alongside Daniel Way’s Deadpool from 2010 onwards, this book was written by Rick Remender and features a more grounded Deadpool working in a team setting.
-Collected in; Uncanny X-Force: The Apocalypse Solution, Deathlok Nation, The Dark Angel Saga Book 1, The Dark Angel Saga Book 2, Otherworld & Final Execution
or two Uncanny X-Force by Rick Remender: The Complete Collection books
or the Uncanny X-Force Omnibus by Rick Remender
also see: Uncanny X-Force: Fear Itself #1 - #3 collected in; Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force / The Deep

Deadpool vs. Thanos (2015) #1 - #4
Although this was released in 2015 its events occur before Deadpool (2012). This is a cosmic roadtrip taken by two people who hate one another.
-Collected in; Deadpool vs Thanos
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 18: Deadpool vs. Marvel

Thunderbolts (2012) #1 - #32
Daniel Way initially writes this series before Charles Soule and then Ben Acker & Ben Blacker take over. It’s Deadpool in a team setting which is less bloody than Uncanny X-Force but not as clean cut as the Avengers.
-Collected in; Thunderbolts: No Quarter, Red ScareInfinity, No Mercy, Punisher vs. The Thunderbolts
notes: Can be read alongside Deadpool (2012) although there is very little crossover. The series ends before Deadpool (2012) Original Sin.
Hawkeye vs Deadpool (2014) should be read after this series as it references its cancellation.

Deadpool (2012) #1 - #45 & Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet #1 - #13  [A Recommended Starting Point]
This is the beginning of the Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn era of Deadpool which is currently ongoing, the two comedians have left an impression on Deadpool and introduced a strong supporting cast which will be felt for years to come.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Dead Presidents, Soul Hunter, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D, Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet, The Wedding of DeadpoolOriginal SinAxis & All Good Things 
or 4 Deadpool by Duggan & Posehn hardcovers
or the Deadpool by Duggan & Posehn Omnibus
notes: Deadpool: The Gauntlet was initially released digitally on ComiXology and was built for digital reading
Annuals & one-shots are collected in; Deadpool: The Ones With Deadpool
Flashback issues are collected in chronological order in; Deadpool: Flashbacks

Mrs Deadpool and the Howling Commandos (2015) #1 - #4
A book set during Marvel’s world-ending ’Secret Wars’ series where the Marvel multiverses smashed together and created a patchwork planet called ‘Battleworld’, this book follows our Deadpool on a journey through an altered reality which he can’t interact with.
-Collected in; Mrs Deadpool and the Howling Commandos
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 19: Make War, Not Love

Deadpool & Cable: Split Second (2016) #1 - #6
Written by Cable & Deadpool writer and Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza, this book lays the groundwork for some Deadpool (2015) and Uncanny Avengers (2015) stories while also standing perfectly on its own.
-Collected in; Deadpool & Cable: Split Second

Uncanny Avengers (2015) #1 - ongoing [A Recommended Starting Point]
Deadpool? In an Avengers book? That’s not a mistake. Gerry Duggan pens this series and again spotlights Deadpool in a blockbuster-level team setting.
-Currently collected in; Uncanny Avengers Unity: Vol. 1 Lost Future, Vol. 2 The Man Who Fell to Earth, Vol. 3 Civil War II,  Vol. 4 Red Skull
notes: Issues #7 & #8 crossover with All-New All-Different Avengers #7 & #8 and the full story is collected in Avengers: Standoff. Deadpool leaves the book after Vol. 4.

Deadpool (2015) #1 - ongoing

The Merc With A Mouth is more popular than ever before and this series, written solo by Gerry Duggan, reflects the reality and forces the Marvel Universe to take notice. This is the main ongoing Deadpool book and it shows no signs of stopping.
-Currently collected in; Deadpool World’s Greatest: Vol. 1 Millionaire With A Mouth, Vol. 2 End of an Error, Vol 3. Deadpool vs. Sabretooth, Vol. 4 Temporary Insanitation, Vol. 5 Civil War II, Vol. 6 Patience: Zero, Vol. 7 Deadpool Does Shakespeare
or 2 Deadpool World’s Greatest hardcover volumes
awaiting release: Deadpool World’s Greatest: Vol. 8 ‘Til Death Do Us…, Deadpool 2099, Deadpool World’s Greatest: Vol 9 Deadpool in Space, World’s Greatest HC Vol. 3, Deadpool World’s Greatest: Vol 10 Secret Empire

Peripheral Deadpool Books

These books run alongside Deadpool (2015) loosely fitting into the continuity and are all ongoing unless specified.

Deadpool & the Mercs for Money (2016) #1 - #5 [Miniseries]
Written by Cullen Bunn, who penned almost every Deadpool miniseries from 2012, this is a short 'pilot series’ featuring Deadpool leading his own team. It goes as well as you’d expect.
-Collected in; Deadpool & The Mercs for Money: Vol. 0 Merc Madness
notes: Should be read before Deadpool (2015) World’s Greatest: Vol. 5 Civil War II

Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016) #1 - ongoing
The internet made this book happen, there is no denying that. The book features a lot of fanservice and some absolutely surreal storylines. Primarily written by Joe Kelly with other writers doing filler issues this is a series which threatens to unseat Cable and Deadpool as comics’ most adored pair.
-Currently collected in; Spider-Man/Deadpool: Vol. 1 Isn’t It Bromantic?,  Vol. 2 Side Pieces
awaiting release: Spider-Man/Deadpool: Vol. 3 Itsy Bitsy

Deadpool & The Mercs for Money (2016) #1 - #10
Cullen Bunn returns for Deadpool’s adventures with his team as things go south for our favourite merc real fast.
-Currently collected in; Deadpool & The Mercs for Money: Vol. 1 Mo’ Mercs, Mo’ Monkeys, Vol. 2 IvX , Deadpool World’s Greatest Vol 8: ‘Til Death Do Us…
notes: Should be read after Deadpool (2015) World’s Greatest: Vol. 5 Civil War II

Modern Miniseries (2012 - present)

These books were released alongside the other Deadpool ongoings and are free from continuity, they can be picked up and read anytime and are listed in release order below.

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe (2012) #1 - #4
Part one of the ’Deadpool Killogy’ by Cullen Bunn, this book does what it says on the cover.
-Collected in; Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
or Deadpool Minibus
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 16: Killogy 

Deadpool Killustrated (2013) #1 - #4
Part two of the ’Deadpool Killogy’, Cullen Bunn dives deeper into the meta and it gets bloody.
-Collected in; Deadpool Killustrated
or Deadpool Minibus
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 16: Killogy

Deadpool Kills Deadpool (2013) #1 - #4
The conclusion of the ’Deadpool Killogy’ finds our main Deadpool fighting the protagonist of the previous two chapters.
-Collected in; Deadpool Kills Deadpool
or Deadpool Minibus
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 16: Killogy 

Deadpool vs. Carnage (2014) issues #1 - #4
Cullen Bunn pits merc against maniac in a bloody brawl.
-Collected in; Deadpool vs Carnage
or Deadpool Minibus
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 18: Deadpool vs. Marvel   

Deadpool vs. X-Force (2014) issues #1 - #4
Technically this retcons events so that this becomes Deadpool’s 'first’ appearance but reading it before anything else would be confusing. It’s a fun throwback to the 90s with lots of violence and Deadpool in an antagonistic role.
-Collected in; Deadpool vs. X-Force
or Deadpool Minibus 2
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 18: Deadpool vs. Marvel

Hawkeye vs Deadpool (2014) #0 - #5
Gerry Duggan provides equal amounts of love for both Hawkeye and Deadpool in this fun book which begins with a murder on Halloween.
-Collected in; Hawkeye vs Deadpool
or Deadpool Minibus 2
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 18: Deadpool vs. Marvel
notes: should be read after Deadpool (2012) Original Sin but before Deadpool (2012) Axis

Deadpool’s Art of War (2014) #1 - #4
Deadpool wants to write a bestseller and he’s willing to start a war to do it in this miniseries by Peter David.
-Collected in; Deadpool’s Art of War
or Deadpool Minibus 2
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 19: Make War, Not Love

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars (2015) #1 - #4

Cullen Bunn pens a love letter to Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars and retcons our favourite merc into events.
-Collected in; Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars
or Deadpool Minibus 2 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 19: Make War, Not Love

Deadpool v. Gambit (2016) #1 - #5
Deadpool and Gambit end up in deep trouble during a job that drops them in way over their heads.
-Collected in; Deadpool v. Gambit: The V is for 'Vs’

Deadpool: Back in Black (2016) #1 - #5
A sequel to Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars, Cullen Bunn gives Deadpool the Venom symbiote for 5 issues.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Back in Black

Deadpool: Too Soon? (2016) #1 - #8
A murder mystery with Marvel’s self-proclaimed funniest characters, and the Punisher is there too.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Too Soon?
notes: Deadpool: Too Soon? was initially released digitally on ComiXology and was built for digital reading 

Deadpool the Duck (2017) #1 - #5
Deadpool and Howard the Duck merge in a situation not unlike The Fly and have a zany adventure in the process of trying to get their own bodies back.
-Collected in; Deadpool the Duck

Deadpool vs. The Punisher (2017) #1 - #5
Wade and Frank have crossed paths before; these two have fought both against one another and alongside one another. This minsieries sees them doing a bit of both. 
-Currently uncollected
awaiting release: Deadpool vs. The Punisher

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again (2017) #1 - #5
Cullen Bunn and Dalibor Talajic return in June 2017 to unleash Deadpool upon the Marvel Universe yet again.
-Currently uncollected
awaiting release: Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again

Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan (2017) #1 - #5
Declan Shalvey and Mike Henderson pit Wade and Logan against one another as Wade tries to one-up the elderly Wolverine on a job he does not want Deadpool to be a part of.
-Currently uncollected, debuts in October 2017

Even More Deadpool (2009 - 2012)

These books are from the time when Deadpool was absolutely everywhere, he was drawing in new fans and at one time had four ongoings published at once. As with the modern miniseries above, these books are relatively continuity free and can be picked up and read anytime.

Deadpool: Game$ of Death (2009) #1
A one-shot featuring Deadpool in a fatal reality TV show.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Suicide Kings
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 14: Suicide Kings 

Deadpool: Suicide Kings (2009) #1 - #5
A team-up between Deadpool, Spider-Man, Daredevil, and the Punisher which works on almost every level.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Suicide Kings 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 14: Suicide Kings 

Deadpool Team-Up (2009) #899 - 883
Each issue counts down instead of up and features a new writer and artist telling a story of a different character teaming up with Deadpool each issue.
-Collected in; Deadpool Team Up: Good BuddiesSpecial Relationships & BFFs 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 13: Deadpool Team-Up 
or the Deadpool & Co. Omnibus

Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth (2009) #1 - #13
This is a universe-hopping adventure with Deadpool attempting to return his zombified head to its own dimension.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth: Head Trip 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 11: Merc With A Mouth 
or the Deadpool & Co. Omnibus

Prelude to Deadpool Corps (2010) #1 - #5 
A whole team of Deadpools is just around the corner and each of the 5 issues spotlights a member of the team and their home univserse before they are recruited.
-Collected in; Deadpool Corps Prelude 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 12: Deadpool Corps
or the Deadpool & Co. Omnibus

Deadpool Corps (2010) #1 - #12
Primarily drawn by Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld, this series was shortlived and featured the team of Deadpools flying around the galaxy doing various missions.
-Collected in; Deadpool Corps: Poolpocalypse Now & You Say You Want A Revolution 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 12: Deadpool Corps
or the Deadpool & Co. Omnibus

Deadpool (2009) #900
An oversized issue with various short stories by different writers and artists.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Dead Head Redemption 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 14: Suicide Kings

Deadpool (2010) #1000
An oversized issue with various short stories by different writers and artists.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Dead Head Redemption 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 14: Suicide Kings 

Deadpool: Wade Wilson’s War (2010) #1 - #4
This Marvel Knights book plays fast and loose with continuity and delivers a twisting, sprawling tale.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Wade Wilson’s War
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 17: Headcanon

Deadpool and Cable (2010) #25
Set just before Cable jumped into the future in his own book, this was Deadpool’s last true team-up with him until 2016.
-Collected in; Deadpool: All In The Family
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 15: All The Rest

Deadpool and Cable (2011) #26
Deadpool seeks to continue Cable’s legacy now the world is without him.
-Collected in; Deadpool: All In The Family
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 15: All The Rest

Deadpool Annual (2011) #1
One part of a crossover with Spider-Man and Hulk.
-Collected in; Deadpool/Amazing Spider-Man/Incredible Hulk: Identity Wars
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 15: All The Rest

 Wolverine/Deadpool: The Decoy (2011) #1
A short story featuring Deadpool, Wolverine, and Jean Grey’s costume.
-Collected in; Deadpool Team Up: BFFs 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 14: Suicide Kings

Deadpool Family (2011) #1
Some short stories featuring the Deadpool Corps.
-Collected in; Deadpool: All In The Family
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 12: Deadpool Corps

Fear Itself: Deadpool (2011) #1 - #3
Magic hammers are falling from the skies and Deadpool seeks to make himself out as a hero. Things take a turn for the unexpected.
-Collected in; Fear Itself: Deadpool / Fearsome Four
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 15: All The Rest

Alternate Universe Stories 

Captain America: Who Won’t Wield The Shield? (2010) #1
A bizarre story featuring a gas-masked Deadpool post-World War I who happens to be the nephew of Woodrow Wilson.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Dead Head Redemption
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 15: All The Rest 

Lady Deadpool (2010) #1
Set in her own universe, this one-shot sheds some light on Lady Deadpool’s typical day.
-Collected in; Deadpool Classic Vol. 11: Merc With A Mouth 

X-Men Origins: Deadpool (2010) #1
Deadpool sells Hollywood a version of his origin which isn’t quite as accurate as it should be.
-Collected in; X-Men Origins II 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 14: Suicide Kings

Deadpool Pulp (2010) #1 - #4
This is set during the Cold War in the 1950s and is a unique spin on the Deadpool mythos.
-Collected in; Deadpool Pulp
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 17: Headcanon

Deadpool Max (2010) #1 - #12
This book is rude, crude, and violent. It’s like an exploitation movie but not quite as clever.
-Collected in; Deadpool Max: Nutjob & Involuntary Armageddon

 Deadpool Max 2 (2011) #1 - #6
A sequel to Deadpool Max, this book follows directly on from the last and is more of the same.
-Collected in; Deadpool Max: Second Cut

 5 Ronin (2011) #1 - #5
This series is a unique look at Marvel’s heroes through the lens of 17th Century Japan. Deadpool has his own tale in issue #5.
-Collected in; 5 Ronin

Night of the Living Deadpool (2014) #1 - #4
Zombies? Everywhere. Heroes? Nowhere. Deadpool? All alone. A stylish book where red is the only colour in a sea of monochrome.
-Collected in; Night of the Living Deadpool 
or Deadpool Minibus
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 17: Headcanon

Return of the Living Deadpool (2015) #1 - #4
The sequel to Night of the Living Deadpool builds on the foundation of the first book and keeps the unique visual style.
-Collected in; Return of the Living Deadpool
or Deadpool Minibus 2
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 17: Headcanon

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I feel… at peace.

i see a lot of people speculating that lance would have an angry/antagonistic reaction to keith being the new leader of voltron in shiro’s absence because of their whole rivalry thing. and as much as i think that kind of tension and conflict could really lay insecurities out on the table for some new development between the two, i feel like lance would be more empathetic toward keith’s situation because he knows what it’s like to feel like you’re just someone else’s second-choice replacement (lance only being fighter pilot because keith flunked out and keith only leading voltron because shiro is gone)

A Little Fun Fact...

For those of you who are big Chester Bennington fans, as I am, I’ve discovered quite a bit. A lot of you I’m sure have heard of (or maybe not) the band Dead By Sunrise. BUT. There’s more. When he was 16, he was also the lead singer in a band called “Sean Dowdell and His Friends”, later known as “Grey Daze”, where Chester is sporting dreads. 

Guys. This is not a drill.

This is some shit.

It kind of reminds me of a cross between Nirvana/Stone Temple Pilots.

I’ll leave links below of the two songs I like so far, for all you grunge/alternative rock lovers. What are your thoughts? (:


https://youtu.be/nzZQciDyCuk?list=RDnzZQciDyCuk

https://youtu.be/A_YHnoCV21g

Das Allgäu is a region in the German South. It covers the south of Bavarian Swabia and southeastern Baden-Württemberg (plus parts of Austria). The region stretches from the pre-alpine lands up to the Alps. The main rivers flowing through are the Lech and Iller. The region is sub-divided into:

Das Oberallgäu (in Bavarian Swabia, in the state of Bavaria)
Das Unterallgäu (in Bavarian Swabia, in the state of Bavaria)
Das Ostallgäu (in Bavarian Swabia, in the state of Bavaria)
Das Westallgäu (mainly in Upper Swabia in the state of Baden-Württemberg, but also a very small part in Bavaria)

The western Austrian part is the Kleinwalsertal in Vorarlberg, accessible from Germany only. The region is noted for its beautiful landscapes and is popular for vacations and therapeutic stays. It’s well known for its farm products, esp. dairy including Hirtenkäse (“herdsman’s cheese”) and Bergkäse (“hill cheese”). Besides tourism and dairy, another important economic sector is the building of industrial equipment and machinery, such as Fendt tractors. The alpine regions of the Allgäu rise to 2,000 m in altitude and are popular for winter skiing. The famous Neuschwanstein castle is located here. Famous people from the region include Ludwig Ganghofer (writer of Bavarian homeland novels), Max Ritter von Mulzer (WW1 pilot), Ernst Walter Mayr (leading evolutionary biologists of the 20th century), Klaus Nomi (countertenor & one of the first prominent German victims of HIV/AIDS), and Mario Götze (football player & scorer of the goal that made Germany the 2014 FIFA World Champions).

The Cast:  

Okay, I’m going to lay out what I knew when I knew it and let everyone judge for themselves.

  • 2015 - At some point during the 2015 convention season Sean Maguire told someone privately that all the cast had contracts through season 7 except Jennifer Morrison who was expected to walk after season 6.  This seemed dead solid information and I really see no reason for him to have misrepresented it.
  • February 2016 - Paul Lee is fired as ABC president and replaced by Channing Dungey.  ABC has been somewhat resistant to Disney corporate culture since it was acquired by the mouse 20 years ago and I was told that Dungey’s role was to finally bring the network in line with Disney’s over all strategy.  Dungey was described as a traditional business woman who disliked “gut” instinct (something Lee was known for).  The entire network was said to be riddled with actors who were given over sized contracts, development deals and other perks as favorites of particular executives.  Apparently this comes out of Shonda Rhimes success in taking what is seen as risky moves with favorites.  But network suits are not Shonda Rhimes and there was very little return seen on a lot of these deals.  The rumor was that Dungey was taking a flamethrower to them and insisting that any unsual contract be justified with data and if they were not the favorite would be cut as an example to other execs that if they over paid their favorites they risked getting them fired.
  • April 2016 - I was told Jennifer Morrison was refusing to do any interview with an outlet smaller than Major-Major (a term for a major national publication of a certain audience reach).
  • July 2016 - Jennifer Morrison skipped the SDCC press room for the show claiming illness.  I have no reason to doubt this but at the time I asked around and there was some interpretation that this was part of a pattern which she had used during her exit from House.  On that show she had refused to do show PR for more than a year (by essentially refusing to talk about the lead, the set dynamics, her characters romantic storyline with house and with her at the time fiance, or her personal relationship with her fiance… essentially anything a reporter might want to ask).  She also had behaved out of the norm during House press when she briefly returned, using their publicity to talk about HIMYM.  Which … looks a lot like the way she’s handled Once promotion and Sundogs.
  • July 27, 2016 - Jen posted this picture on Instagram.  It was widely seen as a message being sent to the network.
  • August 2016 - I was told that Jen was in contract negotiations with ABC but that everyone was waiting for fall audience tracking data so the talks were basically on hold.  I do not know what the fall data was but I have been told by several sources that her tracking was unusually bad during season 5 which in some part was attributed to the audience rejecting Dark Swan, dislike of the Dark Swan look, and that she cried too much.  Jen spoke about the crying issue during her NerdHQ panel.
  • September 2016 - I was told that Jen had put out feelers to pilot productions widely.  Again it appeared to be a message sending game with the network.
  • January 2017 - Dungey gives her TCA comments which I and others I spoke to interpreted as a message to Morrison.  Also a sign that things had started to go badly and preparing the audience for a major change.
  • January 2017 - Jennifer Morrison announces that she has no contract.  Generally interpreted by those I spoke to as a response to Dungey’s TCA and an attempt to mobilize her fan base.
  • Around this time I received an anonymous message i choose not to publish by someone claiming that Lana Parrilla had told them her contract expired this year along with everyone else during a meet and greet in New Jersey.  I showed the message to a number of friends who’s reaction was that Parrilla would not discuss her personal financial information in a meet and greet with fans much less everyone elses.  It also conflicted with the information from Maguire.  I didn’t publish it because I didn’t give it credence and didn’t want to cause disruption in the fandom for something I didn’t believe.
  • January 2017 - Robert Carlyle says he has a decision to make by the end of the month.  No details on what that decision might be.
  • February 2017 - I was told that Jen’s agents “…would like everyone to believe that she would walk away from the show like the hero away from a burning oil tanker.”  Whatever that means.
  • Feb-March 2017 - Rumor has it that Lana Parrilla instigated discussions with a few pilot productions far enough along to get a financial offer from them before passing on the projects.  This is generally the start of any negotiation with a current employer because it is an outside estimate of their fair market value.  What I was told was that for a new project you take that number and go to your current show and say “I want twice this.”  Because her name had not come up publicly and there was an obvious explanation for what happened I choose to not share the rumor.
  • Feb-March 2017 - Jennifer Morrison took a number of meetings with pilot projects including NBC but would not consider any that did not include giving her a producer credit.  Rumor had been for months that Morrison and ABC were stalled over something “not money” that neither side would budge on.  General consensus was that it was this.  ABC would be unlikely to give a single actor in an ensemble producer credit because it would disrupt set dynamics (traditionally it’s given to actors on shows where they are the clear lead, example Mark Harmon on NCIS, the leads on Castle and Bones).  Such a credit would make her the boss of other cast members and give creative control and the right to over rule directors.  The feeling was the only way she could get that was if it was given to Goodwin and Parrilla as well.
  • February 2017 - Jen posts the below picture on instragram.  Again consensus was that she was sending a message either to the network or to get her fans to mobilize on her behalf with the network.
  • March 2017 - Friend at a another studio tells me this reads like a 2 year final season renewal to her.  Which would require settling all the actor contracts through year 8.
  • March 2017 - I’ve been told by several sources that the industry gossip was that if Jen left then Colin would be written off with her.
  • March 2017 - It is believed that all the appropriate female leads for pilots likely to be picked up have been cast.
  • Today - The articles were published in TVLine and Deadline which seem to conflict with each other.  My industry savy friend still says “they’re crazy pants”.  – “Both those outlets will publish whatever people tell them. They’re easy to use in negotiations. Sometimes they get real info. Sometimes they get whatever people want to sell them to enhance their position. They don’t care because they get hits either way.  If Variety or Hollywood Reporter do more than report that other outlets said this, then it has some substance.”

I leave you to judge for yourself.  I know nothing I have not said in this post.