I believe this is the #1 feel good story of 2016 thus far.
Rob Liefeld and Robert Kirkman have been pals for a while. They’re often spotted plotting together at cons. They’ve even collaborated on a few comics, including Infinite for Image a few years ago.
But this defines a new level of palship.: showing up on your bud’s doorstep with a lifesize Deadpool statue. Kirkman’s a busy guy with all his TV shows and comics, but he still has time to do a friend a solid. It’s nice.
There is seriously nothing about this story that isn’t adorable. Especially the child rolling in the bubble wrap.
And the feeling of knowing that as you nap a life-sized Wade Wilson is watching your every move.
And what did Rob tell Robert after receiving this gift? Might have been something like this.
Or maybe even this.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.