Ever wondered what it would be like to actually become Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth? Now Marvel Comics is offering you that chance.
Marvel Comics today announced You Are Deadpool, a new five-issue miniseries from writer Al Ewing (Avengers: No Surrender) and artists Salva Espin (Deadpool) and Paco Diaz (Avengers: No Surrender). You Are Deadpool is an “interactive narrative that lets readers control Deadpool’s story by rolling dice, keeping track of their scores, and making smart (or disastrous) decisions).”
As Ewing explains, the series is inspired by some of the more complex choose-your-own-adventure book series from the past.
“You Are Deadpool is a five-part adventure gamebook in the classic tradition of Fighting Fantasy, Lone Wolf and Diceman-- where YOU, and the cut-out-and-keep DEADPOOL DIE, control the action!” Ewing says. “Every week brings a COMPLETE single-player adventure -- where you encounter glamorous guest-stars like Hulk, Ghost Rider, Grasshopper, Daredevil and another Grasshopper -- that form an EPIC QUEST the like of which you've NEVER
“And there's more! Fight END-OF-LEVEL BOSSES! Manage your inventory by STEALING background objects! Explore FIVE DIFFERENT TIME ZONES in NEARLY ANY ORDER! Play the TUTORIAL LEVEL! Enjoy UNIQUE MINIGAMES about BAR FIGHTS, BEAT POETRY and SNEAKING THROUGH LEVELS! LAUGH! CRY! CHEAT! It's all waiting for YOU -- because YOU ARE DEADPOOL!”
You Are Deadpool sounds like a pretty unique Deadpool experience. You can find out for yourself when You Are Deadpool releases in May. Check out a preview in the attached gallery.
This news comes on the heels of a big morning for Deadpool. Wade Wilson is preparing to return to theaters for his second movie in May and the new trailer for the film arrived earlier today. The trailer offers a look at Josh Brolin in action as Cable, almost all of the film's returning cast members, and some new cast members like Terry Crews and Shatterstar. The trailer is full of the same fourth-wall breaking spirit that inspired Marvel to create You Are Deadpool.
YOU ARE DEADPOOL #1 (of 5)
Written by AL EWING
Art by SALVA ESPIN issues #1, 3, 5) & PACO DIAZ (Issues #2, 4)
Covers by RAHZZAH