The Deadpool news keeps on coming. Not only is he getting his own miniseries where he hunts down Carnage, but the Nerdist broke the big story that this April, Deadpool’s getting hitched! Details of the bride are scarce, but the event will take place in Deadpool #27 by the writing team of Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan. If it was anyone else, I’d have my reservations, but these two have been killing it on the title, so I can’t wait to see where it goes.
While the big superhero audience is cover image fluff, Deadpool getting married is far from it. According to Duggan in the Nerdist interview, this is a bit of an emotional, yet impulsive, reaction to the events from the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
The honest answer is that it was written into a Deadpool story, but more or less as a gag, and Jordan D. White, the editor, was like a dog with a bone. He was like, “No, no, no – this is going to be a big deal.” You know, we wrote it, so it’s not like we weren’t behind it. The fun thing has been – after his misadventures, I guess you’d call them, in North Korea, in the story arc the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, he learned a lot about himself and why he is the way he is. He doesn’t really have too much of a life. Yes, this is a knee-jerk reaction from a wounded guy to go out there and sort of do something crazy to sort of jump start a life, but there is a real emotional reason for doing it, so I think that will be the part that will resonate. Then the actual gags of the wedding will be fun too, but there is a real grounding to it, and that’s what will make it fun to explore.
As for how long she’ll be around, I’m not 100% sure, because when you get close to Deadpool, that’s maybe when I start to think about adding you in my deadpool.
For those who haven’t been keeping up on Deadpool, said North Korea storyline dealt with Deadpool finding out about an illegitimate daughter he had. She and her mother were kept hostage for the sake of blackmail and despite Deadpool’s best efforts, the mother was killed and the fate of the girl is unknown. Deadpool also took care of Butler, a man who had experimented on Deadpool relentlessly over the years and injected him with so many false memories that Deadpool’s own continuity comes into question. Now Deadpool is able to move on and live his own life.
Well, not quite yet. He still has the soul of SHIELD’s Agent Preston stuck in his head. In the current storyline, he’s trying to find her a new body to inhabit and if he succeeds, I imagine that would only add to the need for another. A head that’s suddenly lonely while Preston gets to live with her loving family? It’s only natural that he’d thirst for commitment to fill the void.
As part of the announcement, Scott Koblish drew up this wonderful wrap-around cover.
Some fun things to note:
– Human Torch burning Thing while making it look like it’s Lockheed.– Black Panther staring longingly at Storm.– Other than Red Hulk, Venom and Ghost Rider, none of Deadpool’s fellow Thunderbolts are there for him. Unless Elektra is… Nah. Couldn’t be.– The Agents of Atlas are there. I only mention this because I miss reading comics with the Agents of Atlas in them.– Danielle Cage looks an awfully lot like a boy.– Old flame Siryn is one of the bridesmaids, which is their way of taking one of the biggest red herrings off the board.
This isn’t Deadpool’s first foray with marriage by a longshot. He insisted to be married to a woman named Mercedez, but it turned out that he killed her and her husband before taking the husband’s identity and calling himself “Wade Wilson.” Whether that’s canon or not is up to which writer you enjoy better, I suppose, since different scribes disagree on this origin.
In Identity Disc, Deadpool mentioned having an ex-wife named Gretchen, who left him and stayed gone. He joined the villain team of Juggernaut, Sabretooth, Vulture, Bullseye and Sandman because their mysterious benefactor had information on where he could find her. He never did get his payoff.
More recently, Deadpool’s been married to an overweight alien hippo lady and even sultry demon spawn Satana. If Marvel feels that marriage and divorce age a character, then Wade Wilson is Larry King in more ways than one!
So who is the lucky bride? Duggan’s keeping that a secret. Her bouquet resembles a skull, causing speculation that it’s Death herself, but I can’t see that fitting in with the story Posehn and Duggan are trying to tell.
I wouldn’t mind it being Outlaw. She hasn’t shown up in a while and there’s a history between the two. Hell, she appears to be the go-to love interest for him whenever they do an out-of-continuity story like Deadpool Pulp and Deadpool MAX.
We’ll see in three months, I suppose. In the meantime, Marvel sent us an invitation…erm…we mean…a press release!
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 #27Written by GERRY DUGGAN, BRIAN POSEHN, FABIAN NICIEZA, MARK WAID, JOE KELLY, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, FRANK TIERI, GAIL SIMONE, DANIEL WAY & VICTOR GISCHLERArt by MIKE HAWTHORNE, SCOTT KOBLISH & MANY MORECover by SCOTT KOBLISHVariant Cover by MARK BROOKSTaco Time Variant by MATTHEW WAITEIssue #27 Anniversary Variant by ART ADAMSON-SALE THIS APRIL