Marvel Announces Brand New 'Deadpool' Comic Book Series

Deadpool's found a new lease of life in recent years, with the film version starring Ryan Reynolds being a box office smash and a sequel due out very soon.

Now Marvel are looking to make the most of the renewed interest surrounding the 'merc with a mouth' by giving him a brand new comic book series too.

The comic will form part of Marvel Comics' Fresh Start series, combining the talents of writer Skottie Young with artist Nic Klein, Comicbook.com has reported.

Issue #1 of the new Deadpool comic will be making its way onto shelves in June - just weeks after the release of Deadpool 2. What, you think you could just forget about him?

"Deadpool's gone through A LOT these past few years, and while he's accomplished a lot, the merc with the mouth may have taken his eye off his mercenary business for a bit too long," series editor Jake Thomas said in the press release.

"So how does a soldier for hire get business back up and running? The only way Deadpool knows how: maximum effort, reasonable rates."

According to Comicbook.com, the series promises to take a back-to-basics approach to Deadpool, taking Wade Winston Wilson right back to his roots.

That isn't to say it will be without action though, as the solicitation for the new series says it will feature "the craziest tales of the regeneratin' degenerate yet!" Nothing big, then.

"It's been a while since Deadpool's had to merc to make ends meet, but things are tough all over," the solicitation reads.

"While Deadpool 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."

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Thomas seems really excited by the new series, saying the book is going to be 'a non-stop chaos party' while even hinting that Deadpool will be joined by 'some old friends' for help.

Praising Young's 'wild' story and Klein's 'incredible' artwork, Thomas can't wait for people to see the comic in its finished form. Neither can we.

"[Associate editor] Mark Basso has had to hold me back multiple times from telling Nic to just stop because I can't take the strange, beautiful glory of those pages anymore," Thomas said.

"That's the pain I endure to bring you these amazing Deadpool stories. My blessing and my burden. You're welcome."

And he's not the only one due for a new series either - Marvel just announced a new development for Iron Man too...

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Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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