Writer Skottie Young and artist Nic Klein will launch Deadpool #1 as part of Marvel's "Fresh Start" initiative, reports Polgygon - and its starting June 6.
According to Young, he's had his eye on writing Deadpool for years now.
“Before I pitched Rocket Raccoon back in 2013, I tried to get Deadpool, haha,” Young said. “But he was spoken for so I said ‘Well, I can kind of have a similar vibe for Rocket, just cleaned up a bit.’ So my head was already in that place.”
“I like to write stories that move fast and keep you on the ride," Young continued. "And I like to try and make you laugh while someone his getting their arm broken or head exploded. hahaha. Similar to my run on Rocket, I like doing shorter stories and have threads that weave in and out.”
“Visually - besides the over the top-of-it-all business, I like the Deadpool specific things (his theatric monologues and breaking the fourth wall stuff),” Klein added. “Experimenting with pacing, specific camera shots/angles to get comedic effect are also fun things that I hope to get to do. We’re just having fun doing it and I think it shows and will rub off on the readers.”
Here's Marvel's official description for Deadpool #1: "Skottie Young and Nic Klein bring you the craziest tales of the regeneratin’ degenerate yet! It’s been a while since Deadpool’s had to merc to make ends meet, but things are tough all over. WhileDeadpool tries to get his humble mercenary-for-hire business back off the ground, a catastrophic threat so unfathomably huge, so mind-breakingly cataclysmic it defies description, is heading towards Earth, and there’s only ONE PERSON WHO CAN STOP IT!!! Oh no, wait, it’s…it’s not Wade, is it? Oh, ????. It’s Wade."
Deadpool #1 is scheduled to debut June 6.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of the story listed an incorrect release date based on the information from Polygon.