It looks like Ant-Man won't be the only Marvel character getting an original prose novel in 2015. Marvel has announced via a press release that Deadpool will also receive his own original prose novel next year. The Merc with a Mouth will star in an all-new adventure titled "Deadpool: Paws" by novelist Stefan Petrucha, author of the "TimeTripper" series. The adventure will expose Marvel's fast-talking anti-hero to his greatest weakness -- dogs. Yep, 'Pool's a dog lover, which means he will have a hard time defending himself from the giant, bloodthirsty canines running wild in the novel.
In the release, Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel pegged Deadpool as a character that "transcends the comics themselves." DP is the latest in a growing line of Marvel characters that are transcending their native medium. Margaret Stohl is penning a YA novel starring Black Widow, and Marvel announced the novel "Ant-Man: Natural Enemy" earlier this week. Ant-Man's prose debut will come courtesy of crime writer Jason Starr.
"Deadpool: Paws" is scheduled for release on August 5, 2015.
Official Press Release
Deadpool Gets Wordy For His Own Original Prose Novel in 2015!All-New Original Prose Novel Starring The Merc With a Mouth Coming Next Year!
Sure, he's got his own comic series. Sure, he's one of the world's most popular super heroes. But you know what he's not? Fine literature. Well, let's fix that! That's right: In 2015, the Merc With a Mouth is conquering the world of prose fiction with DEADPOOL: PAWS, an all-new original story penned by novelist and comic-book writer Stefan Petrucha (Teen, Inc., X-Files).
Something is turning the city's dogs into giant, bloodthirsty killing machines. And Deadpool is charged with taking care of business. Only thing is - Deadpool likes dogs. He doesn't want to kill them. Now, people - that's a different story. He can kill loads of people. At least the ones who deserve it. So what we've got here is a genuine character dilemma.
"Deadpool is such a fun character that transcends the comics themselves," says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. "When we were discussing which characters should get the prose treatment, Wade Wilson was always right near the top. From the first chapter, the book has everything you love about Deadpool, and I can't wait for fans to get their hands on it."
In 2015, be there when the Merc With a Mouth conquers the brave new world of prose. DEADPOOL: PAWS brings you a disturbing tale of mutated canines...and the regenerating, loudmouthed mercenaries who love them.
DEADPOOL: PAWS PROSE NOVEL HCWritten by STEFAN PETRUCHAOn Sale 08/05/2015!