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Published On: Fri, Aug 30th, 2013

Mint CGC 10 New Mutants #98, first appearance of Deadpool, sells for almost $16K

 The Merc with a Mouth has a popular cult following and one of his fans spent a ton of cash to own a mint copy of his first appearance in comics.

Deadpool photo Marvel ComicsAn extremely rare mint version of the comic, New Mutants #98, professionally graded and certified as a CGC 10, sold for nearly $16,000 at the recent Comiclink auction.  The total is quite possibly a record for “Modern Age” books (1985-present) and definitely reflects the growing popularity of Deadpool.

Rob Liefeld, who both wrote and drew New Mutants #98 (Fabian Nicieza scripted), reported the sale on twiiter and posted a picture of the book itself on Instagram.

Ryan Reynolds played the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and plans for a solo feature film has long been rumored.

Deadpool recently reached as high as #31 on IGN’s list of the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes, which is not a bad showing for a character that was created during the presidency of the first George Bush (1991).

No final word on Deadpool’s appearance in a possible X-Force movie, but the move would seem likely.

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