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Gail Simone working on ‘first Marvel story in TEN YEARS’

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Before writing titles like Birds of Prey, Secret Six and Batgirl for DC Comics, Gail Simone had a brief tenure at Marvel, working on Deadpool, the Deadpool-spinoff Agent X and the kid-friendly Gus Beezer one-shots. It’s been more than 10 years since those titles first saw print, but now she’s headed back to the House of Ideas to work on a new Deadpool story for the big wedding issue.

“Am I Excited? To be writing my first Marvel story in TEN YEARS?” she sad on her Tumblr. “Yes, I am!”

If you frequent her Tumblr, you know she talks fondly of Deadpool and the Agent X characters whenever she’s asked about them, so it isn’t surprising to see her once again writing the now-engaged character. Will her story perhaps involve some of the Agent X cast, like Taskmaster, Outlaw or the title character himself? I guess we’ll find out in April.

In addition to Simone and, of course, series regulars Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn, Deadpool #27 will also feature stories written by Fabian Nicieza, Mark Waid, Joe Kelly, Christopher Priest, Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri, Daniel Way and Victor Gischler, with art by Mike Hawthorne, Scott Koblish and “many more.” Check out the solicitation information below.

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Save the date! Marvel Comics would like to formally request the honor of your presence at the wedding of Deadpool this April in the pages of the super-sized DEADPOOL #27! Presiding over the ceremony will be Messers Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn with the artistic aesthetics of Mike Hawthorne and Scott Koblish.

A day you never dreamed would come has finally arrived – as Deadpool and his mysterious bride to be (wouldn’t you like to know?) tie the knot in front of friends and family alike. And in a way only the Merc With a Mouth can! Believe us, this one is going to be…interesting.

“We’re complicating his life and we’ll be pulling him in different directions,” said writer Gerry Duggan in an interview with Marvel.com. “I think that’s something everyone can relate to, and will lead to some more fun comic books.”

The ceremony will be followed by a reception unlike any other – as ‘pool writers of yesteryear return for new stories featuring the garish groom-to-be. Including Fabian Nicieza, Mark Waid, Joe Kelly, Christopher Priest, Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri, Gail Simone, Daniel Way & Victor Gischler.

Though gifts are not required, the happy couple has requested you bring your own weapons to the reception. Please RSVP at your local comic shops when DEADPOOL #27 walks down the aisle this April!

DEADPOOL #27
Written by GERRY DUGGAN, BRIAN POSEHN, FABIAN NICIEZA,
MARK WAID, JOE KELLY, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, JIMMY PALMIOTTI,
FRANK TIERI, GAIL SIMONE, DANIEL WAY & VICTOR GISCHLER
Art by MIKE HAWTHORNE, SCOTT KOBLISH & MANY MORE
Cover by SCOTT KOBLISH
Variant Cover by MARK BROOKS
Taco Time Variant by MATTHEW WAITE
Issue #27 Anniversary Variant by ART ADAMS
ON-SALE THIS APRIL!