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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Deadpool Preview

Deadpool's got his healing factor back, taken out a bunch of undead Presidents, and made some new friends--necromancer Michael, who made a deal with the devil to bring the prez's back; the ghost of Benjamin Franklin, who was inadvertently brought with them; and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Preston (whose consciousness Michael transferred into Deadpool's head for safekeeping when her body was killed). Which brings us to... then:

Following Deadpool #7--for which artist Scott Koblish teamed with Deadpool co-writers Brian Posehn & Gerry Duggan to introduce the demon Vetis in a flashback-to-the-'80s story--in Deadpool #13 we're going back to the '70s for the Merc with a Mouth to team with the original Heroes for Hire, Power Man & Iron Fist, in a flashback tale that introduces another new/old threat to Deadpool.

But before/after that (anyone else's head hurting?), hot off the back of his team-up of sorts with the Superior Spider-Man in Deadpool #10, Wade will be clashing with Daredevil and the Black Widow in Deadpool #11, before facing Mephisto in Deadpool #12, when he tries to get his pal Michael the necromancer freed from the deal Mike made with the demon Vetis.

Gerry Duggan has also stated in an interview with Comic Book Resources that he and co-writer Brian Posehn are aiming to shed more light on who Deadpool is (without eliminating the full mystery his history is shrouded in). There are signs of this in the trips inside Wade Wilson's head we took in their Deadpools #8 & #9, and I'm greatly intrigued for it. Whether this will tap into the whole Deadpool-did-or-didn't-steal-the-Wade-Wilson-identity thing remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, the threat introduced in Deadpool #13's flashback issue is brought into present day in Deadpool #14; then we're going to be returning to Weapon X territory (the program that, for those who don't know, halted Deadpool's cancer by giving him a super-charged healing factor--and ruining his physical appearance). In recent issues, it's been revealed that a mysterious group of shady characters have been harvesting Wade's regenerating organs for years (unbeknown to Deadpool)--and apparently these peeps have ties to Weapon X.

This is gonna bring the Merc with a Mouth, Captain America and Wolverine together to investigate in the upcoming 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly' 5-part arc beginning in Deadpool #15--which also introduces another Weapon X subject--one who's gunning for Wade.

While this is all going on, I'm still working on stuff that doubles to show I've got the skillz to work on the Merc with a Mouth myself; I've started to flesh out plans for an all-new The Almighties #1, which will follow Almighties Origins (coming later this year), and these plans include the introduction of my Deadpool-parodying character Wayne Winston, who will be joining the team.

Also, the '#0 issue' of my Deadpool #7-inspired Bootleg Alcoholic Iron Man doctored covers appeared last week, here, and you can look for the issue #1 & #2 covers to follow here over the next couple of weeks!


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