Ms. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

It's Shiklah, but Mrs. Deadpool if you're nasty.

Marvel announced today via Hitfix a new series spinning out of Deadpool and spinning into Secret Wars titled Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos. Launching in June, the Queen of the Monster Metropolis has new subjects in the form of the Howling Commandos, in this series set inside Battleworld. The series will be written by Gerry Duggan with art by Salvador Espin, and a cover by Reilly Brown.

"I’m looking forward to exploring what she does when the chips are down," says Duggan. "But she’s only half of this equation. Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos will be butting heads not just with each other but with Dracula and some other monsters!"

Duggan says that this series features an alternative take on how Shiklah and Deadpool first met, leading into Battleworld.

:We’re almost sort of rewinding a little bit to Shiklah and Deadpool’s first meeting. It turned out a little bit different on Battleworld than it did in the main universe," says Duggan. "It’s a spiritual successor to [Deadpool: The Gauntlet], but it’s a little more madcap and fun I hope than some of our recent more serious Deadpool stories. I think anyone that liked the Gauntlet will have a lot of fun here."

The full roster of Howling Commandos will be Jack Russell as Werewolf by Night, the Living Mummy, Frankenstein and a more recent creation, Marcus the Unbeatable Centaur.

"So on the one hand you have this team that’s very cohesive," says Duggan. "But on the other hand, this is very much a Shiklah solo story and she’s sort of having to deal with a lot of stuff from many different directions. So it’s been fun."

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