Deadpool and Suicide

A comic about helping someone contemplating suicide

Hey! This is a surprise mid-week email.

I ran into a short Deadpool comic on Facebook that I thought was surprisingly powerful. The theme is suicide, which can be a scary topic for a lot of us. It’s a bit irreverent (which is classic Deadpool), but I appreciated how it handled this topic.

The context here is that Deadpool finds someone who is contemplating jumping off the roof of a building. For those who may be unfamiliar, Deadpool has a reputation of being very crass and quite frankly insane. The irony here is that he is typically someone who does a lot of killing but ends up flexing a different muscle by trying to save someone in this story arc.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy it.

  • Original Facebook post

  • Comic: Deadpool Vol.5 #20

  • Writer: Gerry Duggan

  • Penciler/Inker: Matteo Lolli

  • Colourist: Guru-eFX

Final Thoughts

Here are some insight I gleaned from the comic:

  • I liked that Deadpool was able to just talk to Danielle like he would anyone else by joking around with her.

  • I appreciated that he spent time with Danielle.

  • I wonder if fighting the bad guys made her feel empowered.

  • I loved that Deadpool admitted that he didn’t have the tools to help her and took her to a place that did.

  • Helping someone in that situation is hard. Even for someone with superhuman powers.

What were some of yours?