Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Meta-Statement Schmeta-Statement Edition


It occurred to me recently that Deadpool, a character that people seem to keep referring to as “new”, is actually a little over two decades old.  For my part, I do occasionally enjoy the character, (I was a pull-list customer for ‘Deadpool Team-Up’ not so long ago) and I can clearly see that he has the malleability necessary to last the long haul in comics, much like Batman and Spider-Man.  Still, my favorite part of any ‘Pool adventure is the fourth-wall breaking, wherein our hero (and the voices in his head) make reference to their existence as a comic-book character.  I’m a sucker for a story that’s self-aware in a fun way (as opposed to the deathly dull, trying-so-hard-to-be-Neil-Gaiman way), and I’ve always enjoyed the moments where characters become aware of their place in the world.  Ambush Bug’s original mini-series was a hoot, and She-Hulk’s second run wherein she spoke directly to the readers and editorial team made for some fun stories at a particularly brutal time of comic history.  Indeed, the MS-QOTD knows that it’s nothing more than a question on the internet, but still has a small law practice and an active eBay store, which in turn begs a query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) breaks the fourth wall all the time, but all I get are weird looks, asking: What’s the most entertaining example of fourth-wall-breaking in pop-culture?