It's time to face facts, true believers – the '90s were awesome. The pouches were plentiful, the costumes were impractical, and Marvel Universe dentists made a fortune correcting damages caused by perpetually gritted teeth. Thanks to the power of nostalgia, though, what would once be considered extremely embarrassing can now be called extremely awesome!
With that in mind, we've pulled a Marvel comic from the not-so-modern era and broken it down, one gnarly fact at a time! This week we're singling out DEADPOOL (1993) #1 by Fabian Nicieza and Joe Madureira. Here's "Ducks in a Row!" by the numbers!
75 Deadpool word balloons spread across 12 pages
9 shots fired between Deadpool and Nyko Halfghanaghan
8 pop culture references – Sherlock Holmes, G.I. Joe, Ken and Barbie, "The Brady Bunch," Greg Louganis, "I Heard it Through the Grapevine," Sally Jesse Raphael, and "Murder, She Wrote"
8 doohickeys sprouting out of Kane's cybernetic arms
6 mercenaries taken out by Deadpool at once
4 international cities – Sarajevo, Angouleme, New Delhi, and Newfoundland
1 recipient of an extreme makeover – one that didn't even touch Black Tom's goatee