The latest issue of Marvel’s “Spider-Man/Deadpool” comic is all about superhero movies, and doesn’t waste the opportunity to make fun of DC’s “Batman v Superman.” ( Marvel Comics ). Deadpool and Spider-Man are two of Marvel’s most elite jokesters.
Whether it’s Spider-Man making light of a situation or Deadpool offering some meta commentary with his fourth wall-breaking antics, putting the two heroes together is a perfect comedy recipe.
Much of the issue is spent discussing the nature of superhero movies, and in the process, Deadpool and Spider-Man not only take a few jabs at DC, but aren’t afraid to make jokes are Marvel’s expense, either.
Perhaps the most on-the-nose reference that is sure to please Marvel fans is having Spider-Man and Deadpool leave a movie theater after watching the fictional superhero flick Nighthawk v Hyperion: Yawn of Boredom, a film with a tagline that proudly proclaims, “You won’t believe their mothers share a first name.”
DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a film that was heavily criticized for being overly dark and attempting to shoehorn in elements for future films set in the DC cinematic universe.
Here’s a few more, as Deadpool insists his film be R-rated, and Spider-Man makes some suggestions on what he would like to see in a Deadpool movie.
Marvel has been accused of putting less emphasis on the X-Men in recent years, given that they don’t own the film rights to the characters, so to see this comic poke fun at the issue is a nice touch.