What is the origin of Deadpool? I know there is a chronological order on here but can anyone tell me which graphic novel contains Deadpool's origin, ie Weapon X to Wolverine, and how he actually became Deadpool?

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Just adding this as another answer, event though it may not be entirely what you want.

The first ocurrence of his origins that I could find in my collection was in Deadpool #18 (1998)

Deadpool and Death - Deadpool #18 (1998)

In there, the origin is told as a flashback while Deadpool has some quite interesting interactions with Death.

There, his "origin" is shown as to how he joins the Weapon X program, why he is called Deadpool... the whole sherbang

Sample Scene

OT Sidenote

The Comic is part of Deadpool Classic #4.

Deadpool Classic #4

The whole story arc from Deadpool #1 on, collected in the first couple of Deadpool Classic volumes is IMHO an extremely well written story, so I highly recommend the whole thing for anyone starting out on Deadpool.

  • Anyone like to comment on why this was downvoted 2 times?
    – F.P
    Sep 17, 2015 at 4:58
  • My answer got one too, it just happens sometimes.
    – Daft
    Sep 17, 2015 at 8:30

An inspection of Deadpool's entry in the Marvel Universe Wiki lists the following under the Origin section:

But the most recent incarnation of his origin story would be X-Men Origins: Deadpool

You may have heard there’s a Deadpool movie in the works. Anyway, Wade Wilson’s heard the same thing — and he’s determined to tell his own story before Hollywood screws it up.

Deadpool even hires his own screenwriter, who manages to get the Merc With a Mouth to open up like never before — revealing not only his origin story, but shocking details you’ve never heard before. We’re talking Oscar™ - worthy stuff here, people.

That is, unless Hollywood manages to screw it up anyway… One-Shot/Parental Advisory

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  • I can't help but think this it one big ad. If you had less rep than me, I'd downvote.
    – Mr Lister
    Sep 16, 2015 at 14:10
  • @MrLister yeah it kinda has that feeling about it alright... but if Marvel want to send me money, I'd be ok with that.
    – Daft
    Sep 16, 2015 at 14:11
  • @Daft Are you sure this is the ONLY origin story? I don't have exact volumes, but I am pretty sure I read the origin story in one of the first collections of Deadpool Classics, which collects comics from way before 2010...? Or is this one just some rewrite of the same story, but newer imagery?
    – F.P
    Sep 16, 2015 at 14:44
  • @FlorianPeschka nope.
    – Daft
    Sep 16, 2015 at 14:51
  • @Daft To which one of my questions? :-D
    – F.P
    Sep 16, 2015 at 14:51

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