It's no secret that of all their characters the live action rights of which belong to other studios, Marvel Comics' greatest love affair is with Deadpool. We have Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars, and in the fall, two new series will be launched featuring the Merc with the Mouth in Deadpool vs. Thanos and Spider-Man/Deadpool.
But they're not stopping there, as Marvel has announced today that they're rebooting one of their cult classic partnerships with Deadpool & Cable: Split Second.
Polygon spoke with writer Fabien Nicieza and artist Reilly Brown about the new series and Nicieza explained what it was about:
It is about struggling through a life of regret and struggling through the soulful tug of conscience that nags at us as a species, tasking us to ask of ourselves, 'Is this all I am? Is this all I can be? Do I have the courage to be more? If we fail to answers those questions for each and every one of our readers, then we will have failed in our assignment.
"Also, Deadpool shoots a lot of bad guys," Brown was quick to add. "Don't forget that part."
The duo promises that it will be a great jumping-in point for anyone that might be interested in reading about Deadpool after seeing the trailer and has everything you'd expect of a series that showcases a team-up between Cable and Deadpool, including, but not limited to, "mercenary action, bromance, a fun new villain, plasma bullets, bloody katanas, humor, time travel confusion, severed body parts, screaming Hydra agents, internal conflict, time travel confusion, external conflict, and time travel confusion."
But will Bob, Agent of Hydra be there?
The series will first be released as a digital version in October, six issues formatted for Marvel's Infinite Comics. But it will also be offered as a physical copy from then out with two digital installments offered each print issue. The first of the physical prints will be on shelves in December, which should give you plenty of time to dive head-first into the 110% crazy that is the Merc with the Mouth before the Deadpool movie hits theaters in February.
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