Marvel has some good news and bad news for Deadpool fans. The publisher has announced two momentous moments in the merc with a mouth's history via Nerdist: the release of Deadpool's 250th solo issue -- as well his impending demise.
Wade Wilson will meet his end this April in "Deadpool" #250 (A.K.A. issue #45), which Marvel has revealed will be the final issue of the current "Deadpool" series. The most recent volume kicked off in late 2012 with the writing team of Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn at the helm. The duo remain with the merc for his final issue, and are joined by fellow writers/comedians Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Nick Giovanetti, Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas and Mike Drucker.
The solicitation for the issue states that they reached the number 250 by adding together all the "Deadpool" series "creatively." Wilson received his first four-issue limited series, "The Circle Chase," in 1993. Another four-issue series followed in 1994. His first ongoing series debuted in 1997 and ran for 69 issues -- 70 if you count the #-1 issue. His 2008 ongoing published 67 total issues. That adds up to a total of 190 issues, leaving the rest of the issue count comprised of the dozens of other Deadpool limited series Marvel has published over the past decade.
The full solicitation text can be read below.
DEADPOOL NUMBER 250 (A.K.A. issue #45)
Written by GERRY DUGGAN, BRIAN POSEHN, BEN ACKER, BEN BLACKER, NICK GIOVANETTI, PAUL SCHEER, JASON MANTZOUKAS, MIKE DRUCKER, & MORE
Penciled by MIKE HAWTHORNE, SCOTT KOBLISH, & MORE
Cover by SCOTT KOBLISH
That’s right—if you add together all the Deadpool series (creatively) issue 45 is the big 250th issue of Deadpool! What better way to celebrate than to end the series? In our over-sized main story, ULTIMATUM comes at Deadpool for revenge, so he has no choice but to take them on—ALL OF THEM. Then, in an Infinity Gauntlet crossover, what would Deadpool do if he got the six gems from Thanos? Plus: a slew of stories showcasing Deadpool’s closest friends and allies by special guest writers! Also, SPOILER: Deadpool dies at the end of the issue.