Marvel Comics has provided ComicBook.com with an exclusive first look at Rob Liefeld’s variant cover to Deadpool: Back in Black #1.
Liefeld created Deadpool in 1991’s New Mutants #98 and had a cameo in the 2016 Deadpool movie. He’s also known for co-creating Cable, who will be featured in Deadpool 2, and the paramilitary mutant team called X-Force.
Deadpool: Back in Black is a sequel to Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars. In Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars, fans learned the previously untold story of Deadpool’s adventures during the original Secret Wars event, in which he discovered the symbiote that would later become Spider-Man’s black costume and eventually Venom.
Deadpool: Back in Black flashes back to the 1980s era of Marvel Comics to tell the story of how, after being rejected by Spider-Man, the Venom symbiote sought out and rejoined with Deadpool. The story will offer fans a glimpse into what Deadpool was doing during an era that predates Deadpool’s actual creation.
To learn more about Deadpool: Back in Black, check out ComicBook.com’s exclusive interview with writer Cullen Bunn following the Deadpool: Back in Black announcement at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016.
You can see Liefeld’s full variant cover for Deadpool: Back in Black #1, along with Salva Espin’s standard cover and three preview pages, in the gallery below. Official solicitation text follows.
Deadpool: Back in Black #1
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Salva Espin (CA) Ron Lim
During 1984's SECRET WARS, Deadpool was introduced to an alien symbiote who went on to become Spider-Man's black costume and, eventually, Venom. Okay, okay, maybe that really happened in DEADPOOL'S SECRET SECRET WARS. Point is, did you know that after Spider-Man rejected the costume...it went slinking back to Deadpool on the rebound? And they went on adventures together? You didn't? Well, you will, now, thanks to this series by Cullen Bunn (The DEADPOOL KILLOGY) & Salva Espin (DEADPOOL & THE MERCS FOR MONEY)!
FOC: Sept 12, 2016
In Shops: Oct 05, 2016