In October, “Deadpool” and “Nova” scribe Gerry Duggan is setting his sights on his next Marvel Universe character. Alongside artist Matteo Lolli, Duggan will bring together the Merc with a Mouth and the un-powered Avenger in “Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool.” According to IGN, the series focuses on the duo facing each other down while racing the clock during a Halloween-set S.H.I.E.L.D. espionage mystery.
“A cornerstone of our approach on the main Deadpool book is that anyone in his immediate proximity does not want to be around Deadpool. Wade has earned his way into the good graces of many Marvel characters, including Captain America and Wolverine, but he and Hawkeye don’t have a great comfort level yet,” Duggan said of the impetus behind the series. “Christopher Hastings wrote a fun team up in A+X, but this is a little different. Both Barton and Wilson will have a personal reason to want to settle the events that unfold on Halloween night. The two will be at each other’s throats more or less throughout, and will be pushing different ways of getting to the bottom of the caper.”
Check out the full solicitation info and cover below.
HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #0 (Of 5)
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MATTEO LOLLI (A)
COVER BY JAMES HARREN
HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL VS CRIME
• Once upon a time, champions emerged to fight evil plaguing humanity. They fought for salvation, for all that is good in the world — and they won. They were kind, generous and self-sacrificing. They were heroes.
• These are not those heroes.
• Meet Hawkeye: Ladies man (“ladies man” because the ladies love to hate this man), crossbow crusader and, most importantly, Avenger. He’s the only guy on the team without any powers, though, so cut him a little slack.
• Then there’s Deadpool (MR. Deadpool to you, skippy) — the regeneratin’ degenerate. You can shoot him, stab him, and make with the punchy-punchy right in his face, but nothing can keep the Merc with a Mouth down.
• What do they have in common? Halloween and a S.H.I.E.L.D. espionage mystery that has the both heroes racing against the clock while outshining one another. It’s a Hawkeye & Deadpool comic 75 years in the making, give or take 75 years.
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