My first Marvel Comic is in stores today. I wrote it with Brian Posehn for Tony Moore to draw, and it’s been a real dream project. We’ve been at this for a long time, and today we finally get to see what you think.
We’re lifelong fans of Marvel Comics, and have a special place in our heart for Deadpool. We’re counting on Deadpool’s fans to have our back and try us, but we’re hoping to pick up readers that don’t usually buy comics or buy the character.
There were certainly safer candidates that Marvel could have turned to write the book, but they went with Posehn & I. I’m hopeful that we can bring some of the folks that know us from TV, or Twitter and get you into comic shops.
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The comic is just 2.99 and I can promise without hyperbole that it’s worth every cent just for Tony Moore’s art. Comic book readers know who Tony is, and should require no further enticement. You should stop reading and go by the book. I’m biased, but his Deadpool run is unquestionably his finest work. If you’re not familiar with the name Tony Moore, you’re undoubtedly familiar with his work — on The Walking Dead.
Tony is joined by color artist Val Staples, who arrives from Criminal and is similarly at the top of his game. The legendary Geof Darrow is the regular cover artist. His work always demands repeat reading. If you’ve not checked out Shaolin Cowboy, do so immediately, and pick up Hard Boiled & The Big Guy & Rusty The Boy Robot. Geof, like Tony has already left an indelible mark on pop culture. He was the talent that helped draw The Matrix into existence. He’s on loan from the Wachowski Starship, and we’re damn lucky to have him. They’ll call him back to his home planet someday, so enjoy him while you can.
I sincerely hope you’ve stopped reading because now I just have a few people to thank: my writing partner, Brian. Here’s to many more. Our editor Jordan D White who is smarter, funnier and more mustachioed than people can imagine. Thanks also to Joe Sabino, Nick Lowe, Arune Singh, James Viscardi, Jeanine Schaefer, Ryan Penagos, Rick Remender, Jason Aaron, Bendis, Fraction, many more I’m forgetting — and to everyone that buys the comic.
I want to give an especially big thank-you to Axel Alonso. I hope none of these wonderful, talented, hard-working people lose their jobs because of MarvelNow’s Deadpool.
If you’re still reading this, you’re either my wife or my parents. To my wife, I want to say sorry I’ve been working so many nights and weekends. It has been worth it! I love you and the boy so much. And to my parents: thanks for buying me comic books. Growing up in Marvel’s Universe made me a more fun and imaginative person in this one.