Deadpool: The Circle Chase #1 (Aug. 1993):
“Ducks in a Row!”
by Fabian Nicieza, Joe Madureira, Mark Farmer

Deadpool: The Circle Chase #1

Title: “Ducks in a Row!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Aug. 1993

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Fabian Nicieza
Art by: Joe Madureira, Mark Farmer

8 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Deadpool Deadpool (Wade Wilson)
(lead character)
villain hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed); One World
Church (lapsed)
Code Red; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 1,256
Juggernaut Juggernaut (Cain Marko) villain hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
Brotherhood of Mutants; Excalibur...  Marvel 387
Black Tom Cassidy Black Tom Cassidy (Thomas Cassidy) villain
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Brotherhood of Mutants Marvel 74
Weapon X Weapon X (Garrison Kane) hero
  Clan Chosen; Six Pack...  Marvel 48
Weasel Weasel (Jack Hammer) supporting character
CBR Scale: I Jewish
[Deadpool sidekick, computer hacker, arms supplier]
Marvel 47
Slayback (Greg Terraerton) villain
  Weapon X Marvel 7
Copycat Copycat (Vanessa Carlysle)
  Six Pack; The New Mutants... 
[has impersonated Domino, Titania]
Genesis Mr. Tolliver (Tyler Dayspring)
  Clan Chosen; Dark Riders...  Marvel 28

This publication is also known as: Deadpool (vol. 1) #1. Some reference sources list this as Deadpool (vol. 1) #1, and some sources list it as Deadpool: The Circle Chase #1. The "Deadpool" logo is enormous, taking up almost all the space on the cover. The words "Deadpool: The Circle Chase" appear on the cover in rather small print. This title does not appear in the indicia of issue #1, but it was added for the remaining 3 issues of this mini-series. Regardless of whether one considers this "Deadpool volume 1" or not, this series is definitely the first series to feature Deadpool as a title character.