It’s official—everyone’s favorite odd couple has been paired up for Marvel’s newest comic book crossover. Spider-Man/Deadpool, written by Joe Kelly and illustrated by Ed McGuinness, was announced at San Diego Comic-Con International.
The banter between the Merc with a Mouth and our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man will hit stands later this year for an ongoing series in which our sassiest superheroes are forced to work together thanks to outstanding circumstances. While this isn’t the first time the duo have interacted, it is their first legitimate attempt at joining forces. Although we currently don’t know precisely what causes them to team up, Kelly mentioned that assassinations and “misplaced trust” will come into play. No matter the catalyst, their very different styles of cynicism and fighting crime will come head to head. This is one comic that I cannot wait to get my hands on!
Speaking of my beloved foul-mouthed, red-suited Deadpool: the trailer for the film from 20th Century Fox (starring Ryan Reynolds in the title role) was also shown at SDCC, although it isn’t set for official online release for another two or three weeks. Deadpool premieres on February 12, 2016. And who knows? Maybe Spidey will make a special guest appearance.
Til we meet again,
The Collected Mutineer