One of the things that has been a hallmark of Deadpool’s character (aside from chimichangas and a bizarre adoration of Spider-Man) is his recognition that he is, in fact, a comic book character. This allows writers and artists a lot of liberty with the character, letting them do everything from break the fourth wall and speak directly to his own narration boxes to making a stark commentary on comic books as a literary medium.
It also lets him jump from comic to comic and murder everyone.
“This is not a sequel to the original story,” says series writer Cullen Bunn, comparing this new series to the 2012 run of similar name. “This is an all new murderous rampage. The Marvel Universe has changed a great deal since the first series. So, of course, Deadpool had to up his game and change his tactics.”
He’s not wrong there. Since 2012 there have been at least half a dozen different universe obliterating-reshaping events in the Marvel Universe, and now Wade has to go kill everyone all over again…
“Deadpool is pulling out all the stops on this killing spree,” continues Bunn. “In the second issue of the original series, he killed Spider-Man. In the second issue of this series, he goes after the entire Spider-Man family.”
So grab yourself a copy of Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe AGAIN #1 and find out how The Merc with the Mouth plans on killing the X-Men, the Avengers, Gwenpool, Spider-Man, and pretty much all of your favorite heroes.
Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe AGAIN #1 (of 5) by Cullen Bunn and Dalibor Talajic hits digital and physical shelves on July 18, 2017.
Covers by Dave Johnson, Jay Fosgitt, Pepe Larraz, and Michael Walsh also available.
We’ve all been there: being a part of a normal group of teenagers, linked only by their wealthy parents’ annual business meeting and a vague sense of pubescent angst. At least until a chance discovery reveals that our parents are secretly Super Villains.
That’s not just me, right?
This September, just in time for the release of Hulu’s original Runaways series, Marvel’s award winning team of unaccompanied minors are back for an all-new comic book series by award-winning author, Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Carry On) and Kris Anka (All-New X-Men, Star-Lord).
“The Runaways are down on their luck at the beginning of this story,” says Rainbow Rowell. “I mean, a fair number of them are missing or dead… And the ones who are still standing feel lost. After their parents died in the original series, all they had was each other. What do they have now? Who are they on their own? This story brings the gang back together, but – in true Runaways fashion – probably not the way you’d expect.”
This new series starts off running when one original member does, what most teens do, something stupid. “Chase makes a huge mistake – and then immediately drags Nico into his mess,” continued Rowell. “This whole arc explores what it actually means to be a Runaway. Are they a team? Are they a family? Do they have any reason to get back together?”
Runaways #1 by Rainbo Rowell and Kris Anka, hits shelves this September!