Brand-Name Crossfire: Deadpool, Deathstroke, Deadshot, Bloodshot & Deathlok

The killer suc­cess of Fox’s fran­chise has made sub­ver­sive super­heroes and R‑rated com­ic book adap­ta­tions all the rage in Hol­ly­wood so it’s no sur­prise to find a wave of elite assas­sins and lab-cre­at­ed war­riors fol­low­ing in his ultra-vio­lent foot­steps. What is sur­pris­ing, how­ev­er, is how many of the char­ac­ters have sound-alike names and sim­i­lar backstories.