There’s probably no one better suited to kill zombie versions U.S. presidents than Deadpool, and he’ll get his chance in Marvel’s relaunch as part of the Marvel Now! initiative.
The new title is written by Brian Posehn (The Sara Silverman Program), Gerry Duggan (Attack of the Show!, Infinite Horizon) and drawn by Tony Moore (The Walking Dead).
While most of the Marvel Now! titles are just reshuffling writers and artists currently in Marvel’s stable, Deadpool is branching out in a much bigger way.
Consider that one of the writers is this guy:
Anyone that appears in a music video with Scott Ian is more than qualified to write Deadpool. “It’s all your favorite presidents fighting Deadpool,” Posehn says. “What’s not to like?”
Here’s an excerpt from Marvel’s press release:
Washington, D.C. is in turmoil when dead former U.S. Presidents — from George Washington to Gerald Ford — are resurrected and the heroes of the Marvel Universe can’t be the ones to stop them! There’s only one other person that has the reputation, skills, and plausible deniability to handle these com-monsters in chief…
“Brian, Gerry & Tony are cooking up the most insane Deadpool story ever published,” says Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor In Chief. “Heroes will be ingested, chimichangas will be digested, dead presidents will be resurrected as the Merc with the Mouth collides with a who’s who of Marvel Universe heroes, the world’s unluckiest S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and the most downright nasty zombies Tony Moore has ever drawn.”
“Deadpool is the scumbag we need. You don’t want to see the Avengers take on these cherished pillars of American history. It becomes a little more palatable when it’s Deadpool,” explained Duggan in an interview with Marvel.com. “He’s there strictly because SHIELD is giving him a pillowcase with a dollar sign on it filled with money.”
Considering Deadpool’s rise to fame in recent years, a lot of eyes will be on this title. Seeing as he’ll be fighting a version of George Washington that’s yearning for brains, it’s safe to say they’ll be playing up the comedic side of the character as much as possible.
Deadpool #1 is onsale this November.