The Merc with a Mouth will get a fresh start this June as part of Marvel’s line wide Fresh Start. Skottie Young will work with artist Nic Klein to spin the further adventures of Wade Wilson.
According to Young, he’s had his eyes on Deadpool for a few years now:
Before I pitched Rocket Raccoon back in 2013, I tried to get Deadpool, haha. 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. 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.
Klein, whose work at Marvel includes Captain America and New Warriors, was excited to get to work on Deadpool and get to work on some of the nonsense that goes with it:
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.
The official listing for the comic is below:
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 will be in stores June 6th!