“Remember the time Deadpool went a little TOO crazy and killed the entire Marvel Universe?” teases a press release announcing the aptly titled “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe…Again!”
“Well, this isn’t that. This is a DIFFERENT time Deadpool went a little too crazy and killed the entire Marvel Universe.”
The tongue-in-cheek announcement builds on Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso’s March 30 tweet of the first cover from the upcoming limited series, which shows Deadpool cutting the heads off paper dolls representing some of Marvel’s biggest names.
Returning for a second round are writer Cullen Bunn and artist Dalibor Talajic, the team behind the original blood soaked mini-series. Bunn is especially pleased be revisiting the blood-spattered territory of the popular title, as he said in a statement, “Writing [the original] DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE was such a blast for me, so of course I wanted to return to that well at some point…I wouldn’t have pursued it though, unless I thought we have a new kind of story to tell and some interesting and unexpected angles to explore. The tale that we’re presenting here definitely gives us something new and exciting, so it’s time to pull the trigger!”
One of the best-selling Marvel collections of all time, the original “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe” features the unhinged mercenary at his finest. When the X-Men commit him to a mental hospital for treatment, Deadpool is entrusted to the care of a doctor who turns out to be the villain Phycho-Man in disguise. Hellbent on torturing and brain-washing Deadpool into becoming his minion, Psycho-Man fails and pushes Wade Wilson even further off the deep end.
The Merc with a Mouth eventually turns on his tormentor and murders him in the most gruesome manner, by repeatedly smashing him against a desk. Deadpool then goes on a killing spree in an effort to eliminate every other character in the Marvel Universe as a way of rebelling against the real-world comic book writers and artists who created him.
The original series concludes with Deadpool breaking the fourth wall in a spectacular manner, and confronting Bunn, and the creative team behind the title. “Hey… I see you out there… watching,” he warns readers. “Don’t worry. I’ll be done with these jokers and this universe before you know it.
“I’ll find you soon enough,” Deadpool concludes.
The first two issues of “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe…Again!” are set to release in July, and promise an entirely different kind of carnage than what’s expected in Marvel’s big “Secret Empire” summer event, which will run at the same time.