Rob Liefeld On Why Deadpool Is Not Deathstroke

dd2With the surprise test footage of DC Comics character DeathStroke released on Ben Affleck’s Twitter account recently, Marvel and DC  fans have started going at each claiming that Deathstroke can not hold the audience Deadpool does.

The age old debate of Deadpool is just a rip-off Deathstroke has also been brought back up, with many fans pointing out the similarities. Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld recently spoke on Nerdy Pop‘s Youtube  Channel about five differences that don’t make Deathstroke and Deadpool the same character.


Marvel and DC have a long history of “Borrowing” ideas from each other. Green Arrow/Hawkeye, Batman/IronMan, and Namor/Aquaman just to name a few.

While it’s easy to point out similarities between the two aesthetically and their origin stories, it’s important to point out their age and personalities are completely different. Deathstroke is an excellent character in his own right, check him out in the DC animated movies and the Batman Arkham Video games. While he might not be a huge as Deadpool, he can certainly hold his own in any form of storytelling.

What are your thoughts on Deadpool and Deathstroke? Are they the same or different? Let me know in the comments section.



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