By Marc Strom
After buddying around with Cable for four years, Deadpool has decided to take his act solo once again in August when the Merc with a Mouth gets another shot at his own ongoing series courtesy of writer Daniel Way (WOLVERINE: ORIGINS) and artist Paco Medina (NEW WARRIORS)!
And the excitement doesn't end there, because opening arc of DEADPOOL will bring our "hero" head-to-Skrugly-head with a certain invasion party making its way through the Marvel Universe!
"Deadpool will play a role in [Secret Invasion] that no one else does—or can—and he'll have some real explaining to do after the war is over," editor Axel Alonso teases.
When it came time to pick the creative team for DEADPOOL, Alonso had no doubts about who he wanted helming the series.
"My favorite works by Daniel have been BULLSEYE: GREATEST HITS and BULLSEYE VS. PUNISHER because they were sharp, mean and funny," explains the editor. "And that's what DEADPOOL needs to be."
"Paco's style just seems right for the book," continues Alonso. "The brutal super hero action will be peppered with humor. There's something buoyant about Paco's work."
Medina says he couldn't be happier with his new gig: "It's very flattering that Marvel would trust me a second time with starting a new series. Together with the fact that Juan Vlasco and Marte Garcia—the rest of the art team—will be moving [from NEW WARRIORS] with me makes this one of the best moments in my career."
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