Another day, another confirmed title and creative team for Marvel NOW! All this week we’ve been showing you the cover to the some of the new series along with a piece from the creative team on their direction. So far we’ve seen Iron Man, Thor, and The Hulk, and now we’ve got Deadpool!
IGN spoke with writers Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan, and artist Tony Moore about the project…
Duggan: The runs that preceded us definitely laid the ground work for us, and we’re fans of it. In this, I feel like he’s still a nutbird. Can anyone correct me on that?
Duggan: But he’s a nutbird that might be a little more interested in interacting with people and seeing how that goes for him.
Posehn: And then the voices in his head, you’ll see, are a little more organic. There’s a reason for them – not that there wasn’t before, but in ours, he gets a head injury in the first book. Somebody talks to him, but it’s not his voice. How should I say this? One of the founding fathers comes in to help him. We don’t know in the beginning if he’s hallucinating or if it’s part of his break with sanity or if this guy is really with him.
Duggan: I would say, though, if you’re a fan of a mentally diminished Deadpool, your hopes will be met and your expectations rewarded. I think we wanted with the first issue to make a new Deadpool comic that a Deadpool fan will really enjoy and want to come back for the second issue. The other side there, though, is that we know this is a new #1 by guys that haven’t done Deadpool yet, and we’re hoping to pick up new fans who will buy the first issue and say, “Oh, this is what Deadpool is? I’m sticking around.” I think that’s a balancing act that we did a pretty good job of. I think we made a fun comic that any Deadpool fan will recognize as a new chapter in Deadpool’s publishing history.
Posehn: And if you’re jumping in, it won’t be hard to follow.
Sounds good to us. Check out the cover to the first issue below. The new series starts in November.