Last week we reported on several Marvel NOW! creative team teasers, and we can now confirm that our speculation on Deadpool (you can checkout that teaser here) was dead on.
The official press release from Marvel:
This November, Wade Wilson gets into a whole world of trouble like you’ve never seen before in Deadpool #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of writers & comedians Brian Posehn (The Sara Silverman Program), Gerry Duggan (Attack of the Show!, Infinite Horizon) and superstar artist Tony Moore (The Walking Dead)! As part of Marvel NOW!, Deadpool joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and veteran readers alike!
Washington, D.C. is in turmoil when dead former U.S. Presidents – from George Washington to Gerald Ford – are resurrected and the heroes of the Marvel Universe can’t be the ones to stop them! There’s only one other person that has the reputation, skills, and plausible deniability to handle these com-monsters in chief…NOW! is the time for Deadpool! In Wade We Trust!
Marvel Editor In Chief Axel Alonso had this to say about the new creative team:
Brian, Gerry & Tony are cooking up the most insane Deadpool story ever published. Heroes will be ingested, chimichangas will be digested, dead presidents will be resurrected as the Merc with the Mouth collides with a who’s who of Marvel Universe heroes, the world’s unluckiest S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and the most downright nasty zombies Tony Moore has ever drawn.
Series co-writer, Gerry Duggan, had this to add:
Deadpool is the scumbag we need. You don’t want to see the Avengers take on these cherished pillars of American history. It becomes a little more palatable when it’s Deadpool. He’s there strictly because SHIELD is giving him a pillowcase with a dollar sign on it filled with money.”
The other half of the writing equation, Brian Posehn, chimed in:
All your favorite presidents fighting Deadpool, what’s not to like?
So there you have it, our first cover and details about the future of Deadpool in Marvel NOW! Don’t forget that each issue of the new Deadpool series that’s released under this new initiative will include both digital copies and additional digital content with your physical purchase.
David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment had this to add regarding Marvel NOW!:
Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners. We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.
So what do you guys think? Is this new creative team a good fit, or do wish the Merc with a Mouth would just go away? Sound off with your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.