Marvel Comics has announced Deadpool and the Mercs for Money, a new miniseries from writer Cullen Bunn and artist Salva Espin that teams Deadpool with a team of the Marvel Universe’s deadliest killers.
“Deadpool and the Mercs for Money is The Dirty Dozen and The Expendables if Deadpool was in charge instead of Lee Marvin or Sylvester Stallone,” Bunn told IGN. “It's Saving Private Ryan if, instead of rescuing a soldier, they were trying to make a metric ton of cash. It's Smokey and the Bandit, but rather than being pursued by Buford T. Justice, our heroes are harried by the likes of Lord Deathstrike and the Crazy Gang and Taskmaster and Deadpool's sorta undead nemesis, Evil Deadpool.”
Bunn says the miniseries spins directly out of events in the main Deadpool series, where Wade Wilson has hired a team of mercenaries to work for him.
“This series spins right out of the main Deadpool book and the shenanigans Gerry Duggan is perpetrating over there,” Bunn said. “We've seen Deadpool hiring guys like Foolkiller, Terror, and Slapstick to run missions for him. This story focuses on that team in the thick of it and interacting with many Marvel characters. It just so happens that most of these characters want them dead. It's a pretty action-packed story, and we'll see the Mercs working together in a number of different locales and scenarios. You're going to see a lot of Merc Vs. Merc action here, sometimes featuring our heroes battling villains, sometimes with villains wanting to kill each other. We've got fan-favorite villains as well as some you haven't seen in a long while. We're also introducing some new characters who I think will play a role in the Marvel Universe for a while to come.”
Check out the official solicitation text and preview art below. Deadpool and the Mercs for Money #1 goes on sale in February.
DEADPOOL & THE MERCS FOR MONEY #1 (of 5)
Cullen Bunn (w) • Salvador Espin (a)
Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
DESIGN VARIANT COVER BY MIKE HAWTHORNE
HIP-HOP VARIANT COVER BY TBA
VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
Deadpool might be an Avenger now, but he’s also got his own private team of mercenaries...the legally-cleared-to-be-called MERCS FOR MONEY! Got a problem you can’t solve on your own and a pile of money you’d like to be rid of? Just call Deadpool, Stingray, Massacre, Solo, Foolkiller, Terror and Slapstick and watch as that problem is shot, stabbed, eviscerated, pulverized and generally made bloody!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99