2011 was a banner year for both Deadpool’s solo career and his time with the Uncanny X-Force, and if this teaser is any indication, 2012 is poised to go down as the Merc With A Mouth’s biggest year yet. This February, Marvel kicks things off with “Deadpool” #50 in all new story arc “Dead,” written by Daniel Way with art by Carlo Barberi. “Dead” features Wade Wilson pursing one last plan that will finally allow him to feel death’s cool embrace after a string of unsuccessful attempts in 2011 — a plan that will span the far reaches of the Marvel Universe.
“Deadpool’s plan is massive. He’s building a trap for himself, which he can’t escape. He’s going to eliminate as many possibilities of his own survival as possible. That means getting everybody to point all of their weapons at him and hopefully one of those weapons is the one that can actually kill him,” Way told CBR News at New York Comic-Con in October. “This arc takes place in New York, and as Marvel fans know that’s the Kingpin’s town. Normally he’d be aware of something this big. That’s how it starts. By the time he’s wrapped his head around it he’s surrounded by it. Once he’s involved we’ll see characters like Typhoid Mary and the Hand.”
Deadpool is joined in the milestone issue by his teammates in X-Force who will play a large role in the upcoming storyarc, according to Way. “Deadpool’s teammates on X-Force are also going to be part of ‘Dead,'” Way said. “Since he’s one of their own they feel some responsibility for what’s going on, so they get drawn into the chaos and before they know it they’re deeply enmeshed in things.” Barberi’s teaser depicts Deadpool as he faces his teammates Wolverine, Psylocke, Fantomex and Age of Apocalypse Nightcrawler with his back to the reader. While Barberi will handle the interior pages, Marvel revealed earlier this month that Dave Johnson would be providing the cover image to Deadpool’s 50th issue. Not much else is known about Deadpool’s ultimate suicidal plot, but one thing is certain: the New Year should be very good to Deadpool fans.
Stay tuned to CBR for more news on “Deadpool” #50 throughout 2012.
Official Press Release
This February, witness the biggest change in Deadpool’s inÂ Deadpool #50Â as everyone’s favorite Merc With A Mouth makes an appointment with Death! From the creative team of Daniel Way & Carlo Barberi, Wade’s lease on life is up and it’s up to his closest allies to save him…before his most bitter of enemies get to him. Following the epic battle with his former body parts gone rogue, Wade Wilson makes a monumental decision that will forever change who he is. Deadpool’s last rites are read this February, in Deadpool #50!
DEADPOOL #50 (DEC110676)
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils by CARLO BARBERI
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
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