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15 Deadpool Jokes That Were Way Better in Comics Than the Movies

List RulesVote up the Deadpool jokes you felt were way funnier in the comic books.

It doesn’t matter which format you choose to take your daily dose of Deadpool - you’re going to get a lot of jokes either way. But there are a few Deadpool jokes that didn't work as well in the movies – either because they only work when in print form, or simply because Ryan Reynolds and his crew dropped the ball. Because there’s such a vast amount of Deadpool in the print world compared to the single film (unless you’re a monster and you count Wolverine: Origins), there’s no argument that Deadpool is way funnier in the comics than he was in the film.

As fun as Ryan Reynolds’s magnum opus was, there were plenty of Deadpool jokes that fell flat in the theater. People who weren’t fans of the comic simply didn’t get the jokes, and hardcore fans may have recognized the references but felt pandered to. Strap on your extra ammo packs and heat up some cheap Mexican food, because it’s time to vote on the Deadpool jokes that the movies didn't do as well as the comics.

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    Hand Tossed Biscuits You Say?

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    Has anyone actually sat down and calculated all of Wade's quips in Deadpool and compared them to the comic? No one is saying that the movie isn't funny, but some of the quips in the comics are so weird, and so funny, that it's kind of mind boggling that the film's writers didn't lift jokes from the comic wholesale. There's nothing better than Wade describing his buns as "hand tossed biscuits." 

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    89 VOTES

    That Girl's Like Poison

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    People loved Deadpool getting down to early '90s jams in the film, and that was pretty cool, but it doesn't have anything on Wade and his alternate universe zombie head singing by a campfire. It's doubtful that there's going to be a Deadpool (or any comic book movie) where a character goes to the Savage Land, but if anyone knows how to spend some time on a continent full of dinosaurs, it's the merc with the mouth.

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    38 VOTES


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    One of the greatest joys in the film adaptation of Deadpool is getting a chance to see Hydra Bob, or just regular old not technically tied up legalities "Bob." Throughout the comics, Wade and Bob have a delightful on again, off again relationship that takes on increasingly stranger terms. Their scene is great in the film, but it doesn't hold a candle to anything that happens with the two characters in the comic. 

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    Francis Is a Rough Name

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    As with most of the scenes from the comic that were repeated, or at least paralleled in the film, this moment where Wade burns Ajax by ripping on his real name is much more biting than the recreated moment. And there's something particularly enjoyable about a gang of Weapon X experiments standing around and cheering as Wade and Francis trade barbs. 

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