gerry duggan

Writer/Director living in working in Los Angeles. Check out my directing reel: https://vimeo.com/gerryduggan

2014 Signing Schedule

March 14-16, 2014 IN KANSAS CITY 

I’m a guest at Planet Comic Con. I won’t be at the show until 4PM Friday - but I will be there. 

APRIL 12, 2014 IN ANNAPOLIS, MD

To commemorate Deadpool’s marriage I’m signing with Mike Hawthorne and Black Widow’s Phil Noto - what?! That’s right. Now you have no excuse. Come see us at Third Eye Comics

April 25-27, 2014 IN CALGARY, CANADA

I’m a guest at Calgary Comic Expo.

MAY 17, 2014 IN CHICAGO, IL

I’m signing at First Aid Comics in Chicago’s Little Italy. 

JUNE 20-22, 2014 IN LAS VEGAS

I’m a guest at Amazing Las Vegas Con

JULY 23-27, 2014 IN SAN DIEGO, CA

There is no point in trying avoid the show. I’ll be there at least the weekend if not more. Everything about this show is TBD. I’ll be signing on site and probably off-site in some pubs. 

September 5-7, 2014 IN CINCINNATI, OH

I’m a guest of Cincy Comic Con

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 ORBITAL COMICS IN LONDON

8 Great Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA

SEPTEMBER 27-28, 2014 IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

I’m a guest at D.I.C.E. EXPO. I couldn’t be more excited about this trip. There might be a single signing date in London before or after, I’ll update this page if that materializes. 

OCTOBER 10-12, 2O14 IN NEW YORK, NY

Assuming I am not fatally pint’ed to death in Dublin with Declan, Jordie and all my new Irish friends, I should be extradited back to the states in time for NYCC. I don’t know in what capacity I’ll be there, but I’ll have some times to sign at the very least. 

Not a joke: I’m not doing any conventions in 2015. Next year my son will have baseball and soccer games that I will want to attend, and it’s hard being away from my family so much. It’s probably a delight for them, but it’s hard on me, so fuck this. After New York in the fall, I’m on hiatus. Come see me sometime this year if you want. Thanks again for the support. 

A couple of new comics are going to be announced this year including two I’m already working on. Thanks for supporting me, and allowing me to do what I love for a living.

Cheers, 

Gerry

Marvel Comics On Sale February 19th:

First, funny guy Jeff Loveness loses his Marvel cherry in spectacular fashion in A+X 17. This issue will long be remembered for his arrival and it’s not just the penultimate chapter of my serial, but the second to last issue of the book, ever! I know that big word because I looked it up. Here’s a look at the penultimate issue. It’s such a great word! Congrats Jeff, his story pairs Iron Man with Broo. Fun stuff. 

Then, Christopher Yost & Marcus To reintroduce us to New Warriors. I’ve had the pleasure of reading ahead, and this book is fun as hell — it’s worth you dropping a book to make room for it on your pull list. (Just nothing I’m writing, please.) Here’s a preview

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It’s time to talk about me. Tomorrow Beta Ray Bill arrives in Nova 13, and it kicks off my first big cosmic arc. I’m thrilled that you guys get to finally enjoy it. It’s a perfect place to jump on if you’ve not been reading. My hope is to make you all fans of Sam Alexander. No lie - it’s worth it for the wonderful art. Check it out. Here’s a preview. Of everything I’m currently writing at the moment, I am enjoying writing Nova the most. I hope it shows, and you guys dig it. Bill and Sam start off on the wrong foot (Sam’s bad) and then they share an adventure that will hopefully leave Sam a smidge wiser…if he survives.

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Oh, and our award winning Marvel Infinite Comic is out today too.  (I hope someone gives it an award someday, or I’m going to feel dumb) Deadpool: The Gauntlet # 7 is live at Comixology and Marvel.com right now

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Just for fun, you can’t buy it or anything, but here’s a picture of me failing my Nova Corps physical. 

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Thanks for the reading, and I appreciate the support! 

Cheers,

Gerry 

PS - Buy Robinson & Kirk’s FF when it comes out too - you’re welcome!

PPS - Later this week I’ll be able to share a couple of short pieces that I directed. Thanks to some wonderful acting and clever editing, my shortcomings as a directer have been completely obscured! 

PPPS - Deadpool 24 drops next week, and it’s a doozy. Fair warning. Some big goings on in that one, including some small things that might be missed. Please enjoy! Or don’t, but don’t tweet anything shitty at me, and we’ll call it a day. 

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reillybrown:

I’ve got to say, I’ve really been blown away by the support I’ve been getting, along with, Gerry, Brian and the gang, for Deadpool: The Gauntlet. People really seem to like what we’re doing, and where the story’s heading, and they really seem to be responding to the digital format that we’ve been using here. In fact, the ONLY negative things I’ve seen about this comic come from people who haven’t even read it— usually because they’re upset that it’s not a traditional print comic. I know, I know, comics fans upset by something new? Who could have guessed?  Ever since I started working on POWER PLAY, one of the things I’ve been hearing A LOT is from people who said that they didn’t like reading comics digitally until they read my stuff and finally saw what the digital platform could really add— it’s not a gimmick, it’s not bells and wistles, it’s a new way of telling a story.  This continues to be the case with THE GAUNTLET. One of the things I see the most in reviews, and one of the things that I take the most pride in, is people saying that they never thought much of digital comics until they read this series.  People like it. People who didn’t think they’d like it realize that they do. So, if you’re one of those people who “don’t like reading things digitally,” “prefer a comic you can hold in your hand,” “think it’s just a gimmick,” whatever the excuse, just give it a try. Marvel couldn’t have made it easier for you, because they gave the first issue away as a free download for anyone who picked up the (also free) print version of the comic. You literally have nothing to lose. If you can’t track one of those down, at least check out this free preview of Power Play— http://www.comixology.com/Power-Play-0/digital-comic/12727 . I’ve learned a lot since doing that first issue, but it will at least give you a taste.  So don’t be afraid— no one’s going to hurt you! Give yourself the chance to add one more thing to the list of stuff that you like, and cross one more thing off the list of stuff that you don’t. Enjoy! After all, that’s what comics are all about!http://www.comixology.com/Deadpool-The-Gauntlet-Infinite-Comic/comics-series/14912

reillybrown:

I’ve got to say, I’ve really been blown away by the support I’ve been getting, along with, Gerry, Brian and the gang, for Deadpool: The Gauntlet. People really seem to like what we’re doing, and where the story’s heading, and they really seem to be responding to the digital format that we’ve been using here.
In fact, the ONLY negative things I’ve seen about this comic come from people who haven’t even read it— usually because they’re upset that it’s not a traditional print comic. I know, I know, comics fans upset by something new? Who could have guessed?

Ever since I started working on POWER PLAY, one of the things I’ve been hearing A LOT is from people who said that they didn’t like reading comics digitally until they read my stuff and finally saw what the digital platform could really add— it’s not a gimmick, it’s not bells and wistles, it’s a new way of telling a story.  This continues to be the case with THE GAUNTLET. One of the things I see the most in reviews, and one of the things that I take the most pride in, is people saying that they never thought much of digital comics until they read this series.

People like it. People who didn’t think they’d like it realize that they do.

So, if you’re one of those people who “don’t like reading things digitally,” “prefer a comic you can hold in your hand,” “think it’s just a gimmick,” whatever the excuse, just give it a try. Marvel couldn’t have made it easier for you, because they gave the first issue away as a free download for anyone who picked up the (also free) print version of the comic. You literally have nothing to lose.

If you can’t track one of those down, at least check out this free preview of Power Play— http://www.comixology.com/Power-Play-0/digital-comic/12727 . I’ve learned a lot since doing that first issue, but it will at least give you a taste.
So don’t be afraid— no one’s going to hurt you! Give yourself the chance to add one more thing to the list of stuff that you like, and cross one more thing off the list of stuff that you don’t.

Enjoy! After all, that’s what comics are all about!
http://www.comixology.com/Deadpool-The-Gauntlet-Infinite-Comic/comics-series/14912

(via jordandwhite)

Marvel Comics Update

Attention Earthlings:

Chapter One of Marvel Infinite Comics new series Deadpool: The Gauntlet is on sale now. Hope you dig it!

Deadpool 22 is out today, and is already being enjoyed without you. Thanks, Comic Vine. In stores and at Comixology and the Marvel app. 

It guest stars Scott Adsit and Clark Gregg as SHIELD agents. 

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Also in stores today A+X 16 starring Captain America & Cyclops. 

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Jordan D White and I chat about Deadpool’s wedding in # 27 here

And Hawthorne and I chat about the wedding with Newsarama.

And next week Nova 12 arrives. Please add Nova to your pull-lists. I’m having a lot of fun, the art team is wickedly talented and the scripts that I just turned in were some of the most pleasing to deliver. I can’t tell you how excited I am about all the fun we’re having with Sam Alexander. Yes, he can fly into space, but he’s also got the problems of a lot of other teenagers today. Here are a few upcoming covers. Thanks again for the support. 

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cumberpatchmannor said: So I'm really interested in Nova and would love learn more about his character but I don't know which Nova to start with. Any recommendations? Same goes for the Almighty Sorcerer supreme I think Doctor Strange is all kinds of cool and would appreciate some direction. Thanks for the help Taco Man

agentmlovestacos:

Heck yeah!!

I love the current Nova series, currently being written by Gerry “Loves to be Tickled” Duggan. He’s a new character, and a great way to jump into the Nova mythos. There’s also the Nova series that began in 2007, starring Richard Rider, written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. That series, and all the other work that they did in the cosmic part of the Marvel U, made me a believer. TOP NOTCH.

My favorite Doctor Strange book is called Doctor Strange: The Oath, by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin. The Strange series by Mark Waid and Emma Rios is also A+++. 

Read all those and more, if you’re a Marvel Unlimited subscriber.

Anonymous said: Is it really so frustrating having people work as editors on your stories as a comic book writer? Many writers talk about it like it was some kind of damnation. I write scientific papers for living, and editors are fundamental....

brianmichaelbendis:

Editors are essential. any writer that doesn’t see the true function of a really good editor is a narcissist.  is every editor made a equally great cloth? No. but there are many great editors working in this business and every one of them has helped me considerably. they are sounding boards, they are a voices of reason, and for those of us who can’t spell or construct a sentence :-) they are essential.

 a really good editor is someone who has your back and wants the book to be successful. they want you to put your best foot forward and will do anything they can to make your vision see the light of day.

 who doesn’t want that?

Please remember to buy A+X. David Yardin and I and some great collaborators are enjoying ourselves. Thanks! 

Get Your Comics Signed

Hi, 

On Friday Nov 29th I’ll be signing at The Comic Cellar from 3-5 PM with Posehn & Remender. There will be plenty of DEADPOOL comics and collections on hand, as well as all our Marvel work. It would be a pleasure to sign Nova 100 & A+X, both on stands this week. The shop will also be selling the new hardcover of THE LAST CHRISTMAS and copies of Rick’s great new Image comic BLACK SCIENCE. 

Comic Cellar: 135 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

Then on Saturday Nov 30th Rick, Dean White and I will be signing at Beach Ball Comics in Anaheim beginning at 2 PM. 

3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, California 92804

Here is a Facebook clubhouse email event thing for the latter signing:

https://www.facebook.com/events/526063627462009/?previousaction=join&source=1

Finally, on December 4th the three of us will sign along with Koblish from 5-7P at:

The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90206

www.thecomicbug.com

http://www.thecomicb…m/?event_id_1=5

Merry Christmas!

Gerry 

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Geof Darrow is an extraordinary comics creator who has written and drawn some of the most imaginative comics of the last 25 years. You’re undoubtedly familiar with whether you know it or not from his concept designer gig for The Matrix trilogy. 

I’ve loved Geof’s work from the moment I first saw it. Hard Boiled # 1. I still get lost in it. It doesn’t matter how many times I go back and enjoy it, there is always something new on every page. I devoured the story of a robot that doesn’t know what he is. The Big Guy & Rusty The Boy Robot followed — it’s a love letter to robots, monsters, comics and was turned into a cartoon and my son’s favorite toy. 

The Marvel NOW! Deadpool audience will recognize Geof as the hyper-detailed cover artist for our first five issues, but that barely scratches the surface of his accomplishments. 

The best news of all is that right now at this very moment Geof Darrow is publishing his masterpiece, The Shaolin Cowboy. His art has never looked better with Dave Stewart as his collaborator. 

Geof shared the completed story with me, and it is his masterpiece. The art is everything you’d expect: crisp, funny, violent detailed action on a gigapixel scale, but there’s a larger point to this new work, and it’s one I don’t want to spoil, so we’ll have to chat about it after. 

You can find a comic shop here

And buy The Shaolin Cowboy digitally right here

This volume of Shaolin Cowboy deserves your attention, and every Eisner it can be nominated for. 

Go try it, you’ll love it. 


Gerry 

Upcoming On Sale Dates & Signings

First, here is the AMAZING cover of Nova 13 by Ed McGuinness. And here’s a short interview about Nova over at Newsarama. And here’s one from Comic Book Resources.

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And now, on to some important dates: November 13 The Conclusion Of The Good The Bad & The Ugly arrives in stores and at Marvel.com. Preview Declan Shalvey’s finale here.

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On November 20th I have a short story in Nova 100 (AKA Nova 10) It’s the hundredth comic published by Marvel with the Nova name on it, and I’m proud that I was asked to contribute. My regular run begins in December. Please do pre-order Nova 10 & 11, and thrill as I try not to embarrass myself following Zeb Wells and Jeph Loeb. Here’s a preview of Nova 100, it’s worth it for the art alone! 

Also on the 20th, A+X 15 arrives. It’s got part 2 of my strange trip with Captain America & Cyclops. Max Bemis has a fun story in it and Say Anything fans will cause this to sell out quick. 

I hit the trifecta on November 20th because The Last Christmas hardcover is released to comic shops with lots of extra material. You can also pre-order the book at Amazon, but it would be nice if you would support a comic shop, especially at Christmastime. Brian, Remender, Hilary Barta and Michelle Madsen worked hard on that, and we hope you enjoy the sad, funny, true story of Santa after the apocalypse. 

On December 5th Deadpool 20 arrives. It’s our third “inventory” issue. This one sees Deadpool on a Wakandan vacation in Marvel’s swingin’ sixties. Scott Koblish & Val Staples accomplished something special with this comic. Here’s an interview about the book with some black and white preview pages. 

Later in December Mike Hawthorne will return to Deadpool for # 21, and this arc is the best Mike’s ever been. Deadpool is messed up from North Korea, Preston wants out of his head, and some familiar faces return to the pages of Deadpool. Jordie Bellaire survived her experience with Declan and will be coloring Mike. A+X will continue through the spring too. 

In January Deadpool Infinite: The Gauntlet arrives. Rather than explain what that is and why you should buy it - read this

The Infinite Horizon is available at shops (hopefully) at Comixology (definitely) and over at Amazon. Phil Noto and I lost the Eisner for that one. (Deservedly) However, we are proud of it and hope you’ll check it out. 

And now, here is where you can get all of the above signed:

Friday November 29: The Comic Cellar (late afternoon)

Address: 135 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone:(626) 570-8743
Saturday November 30 Beach Ball In Anaheim
At 2 PM I’ll be at Beach Ball with Remender, Posehn, and Dean White. 
More info here
Wednesday December 5 Beach Bug
Signing with Koblish from 5p to 7p 
1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Saturday December 14 Hypno Comics 12p
Saturday December 14th 
1803 E Main St Ventura, CA 93001
and then in 2014:

January 24-26 Amazing Arizona Con In Phoenix 

Thanks for reading - 

Gerry