New Comedic DEADPOOL Duo Brings Fun & Funny to Marvel NOW!
by Lucas Siegel, Newsarama Site Editor
Date: 09 August 2012 Time: 09:20 AM ET
Deadpool #1The cover shows a mercenary shooting a Godzilla-style monster in the mouth, while said monster is trying to eat a bunch of cats. Yup, this could only possibly be the cover to Deadpool #1, the new start from Marvel NOW! Featuring the writing team of comedians Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan and art from Tony Moore, the Merc with the Mouth is being positioned once more as a major player in the Marvel Universe. The team spoke with IGN.com about how they'll be handling Deadpool. While they come from comedic backgrounds, the writers are approaching this book more out of their love for comics and their love for story. Duggan told IGN, "Deadpool has always occupied that space of action and comedy that doesn't exist elsewhere in comics. I think that's why he resonated with us," and Posehn added, "Deadpool is really the only game in town where you can do both things that we enjoy doing – tell an action story but also have the main character be a smart-ass." The duo worked together on a mini-series called The Last Christmas for Image Comics, where they learned that important story first rule. "I've seen some of the reaction to the teaser has been wary of comedy. Yes, Brian is obviously a very visible comedian. But we're really approaching this as a Marvel book. This is a big action story that hopefully has some laughs as you're turning the page and is something that you're going to look at extra long," said Duggan, before going on to praise Tony Moore's art. As for the story? It will feature Deadpool on a mission for S.H.I.E.L.D., marking the second book (after Indestructible Hulk) to feature a heavy presence from the superspy organization. It will also feature something that only Deadpool could pull off: Zombie Presidents. Moore, known for his zombie action, assures fans that while the story may sound utterly nuts, the focus will still zoom in on character and story. In an interview with Marvel.com, Duggan went further into the story, saying, "It starts with a man who has decided that America has a lot of problems that can only be fixed by bringing back our former leaders, our great American Presidents. But that’s not how it works out. Once they’re back, they have a completely different idea of what they need to do and what the country needs. It’s a distasteful job having to send our presidents back, but Deadpool is up for the job and is suited for it. They’re not equal in terms of their planning, but in their own way they have returned corrupted. We think it’s going to be a very fun first story that leads to other funny stories."
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