Twenty-five years ago, Deadpool made his debut in New Mutants # 98 as a villain who was promptly defeated and mailed back to his employer in a box. But this February, Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth is sending out for you!
Deadpool wasn’t always Marvel’s golden boy, but his success as an antihero is undeniable. In the post-Secret Wars era, Deadpool’s popularity within the Marvel Universe mirrors his fandom in reality. Now there’s enough Deadpool merchandise to have made him a very rich man. Deadpool is also an Avenger and the leader of his very own team, the Mercs for Money. That’s right, everything is coming up Deadpool!
Two days before the Deadpool movie swings into theaters, Marvel is celebrating Deadpool’s silver anniversary in style with an oversized 80-page Deadpool # 7. The regular Deadpool creative team of Gerry Duggan and artist Scott Koblish will be contributing a 20-page Deadpool story as the lead feature. Then, the spotlight will fall on the Mercs for Money, a team comprised of Terror, Foolkiller, Slapstick, Massacre, Stingray, Solo, and of course, Wade Wilson himself.
Writers Cullen Bunn, Amy Chu, Ben Acker & Ben Blacker, Tim Seeley will be writing the Deadpool # 7 backup stories featuring the Mercs for Money, with artists Tyler Crook, Emilio Laiso, Danilo Beyruth, Mike Norton, Phil Noto. Mike Hawthorne will also be featured as a writer and an artist within the issue.
Marvel has released the first few preview pages from Deadpool # 7, which you can read in our gallery below alongside covers by Tony Moore, Tony Harris, Skottie Young, and Rahzzah.
Deadpool # 7 hits comic book stores on February 10.
Image Credit: Marvel Comics