“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,” said series editor Jake Thomas. “So how does a soldier for hire get business back up and running? The only way Deadpool knows how: Maximum effort, reasonable rates.” Deadpool gets his ‘Fresh Start’ with his new series, written by Skottie Young and drawn by the MARVEL’OUS Nic Klein in DEADPOOL #1!
“Skottie Young has one of the wildest, most unhinged creative minds I’ve ever worked with, and I mean that as the sincerest compliment I can muster,” Thomas continues…
“His ideas for Wade are flying fast and furious, this book is going to be a non-stop chaos party as Wade battles his way back on top of the mercenary game using every dirty trick, cheap sales tactic, crass promotional ploy, and underhanded advantage he can…and he’ll be bringing along some old friends for help. As for Nic Klein, he’s one of my favorite artists working, and the work he’s doing on this book is INCREDIBLE. I’ve seen Nic bring humor to a story, but I haven’t seen him go this wild…as a fan of his, an utter joy. You can see the fun he’s having right there in every panel. He’s completely owning every inch of this story. The character work, the world design, the action beats…honestly? It might be TOO good. [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. That’s the pain I endure to bring you these amazing Deadpool stories. My blessing and my burden. You’re welcome.”
Skottie Young is most likely best recognized for his art — particularly his distinctive Variant Covers, usually renderings of Marvel characters as child-like figures — like those seen below.
Marvel Secret Wars Variant covers by Skottie Young, but Young also wrote Rocket Raccoon and oddly enough before getting the Raccoon, Young tried to get Deadpool was just a step on the way. As Young had missed Deadpool in 2013, he said: “…my head was already in that [DEADPOOL] place.”
That place is a Deadpool book that’s “Fast paced, big and humorous,” Young continued. “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 is 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.”
The humor inherent in a character like Deadpool — and his history of breaking the comic book fourth wall — appeals to Young, and to artist Nic Klein. (Breaking the fourth wall is a theatrical term used to describe the imaginary barrier between the character and the reader, or actor and audience, where the character directly addresses’s the reader.)
“Visually – besides the over the top-of-it-all business, I like the Deadpool specific things (his theatrical monologues and breaking the 4th wall stuff),” Klein wrote. “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.”(Polygon)
It all kicks off this June with DEADPOOL #1!
Written by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Art and Cover by NIC KLIEN
On Sale 6/6/18
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