Thursday, January 15, 2015
Famed comedian makes Marvel Comics debut
Now Silverman has been immortalized, like many before her, in the pages of a beloved comic book series.
In Deadpool # 40, about a fictional mercenary anti-hero whose real name is Wade Winston Wilson, from the Marvel canon of characters, the often-vulgar entertainer takes a stand with the equally abrasive Deadpool, or the "Merc with a Mouth," as he's often called, against the Roxxon company and its environmentally damaging practice of "gracking."
Gracking is a softer term for the real-world equivalent of hydraulic fracturing, used to extract natural gas from the earth, only in the Marvel universe, Roxxon's process uses dangerous Gamma rays that turned mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner into the brute known as the Hulk.
We really enjoyed this full account by Renee Ghert-Zand for The Times of Israel about comedians making appearances in the pages of Marvel and DC comics.
Check it out.