HAWKEYE And DEADPOOL Square Off In A New Miniseries From Gerry Duggan
Deadpool has fought everyone in the Marvel Universe (and even a few characters from classical literature), but the Merc with the Mouth will be taking on his oddest opponent yet in a new miniseries coming out this October- Hawkguy. IGN made the announcement for the new even from regular Deadpool series writer Gerry Duggan and artist Matteo Lolli. While Cullen Bunn has been tackling a series of miniseries about Deadpool vs. _____, Duggan‘s five-issue mini isn’t part of that world.
The solicit info and cover for the first issue have been released, but Duggan is playing keeping the story close to his vest. The series will bring his Deadpool and Matt Fraction‘s Hawkeye together, but they’re not going to like each other or get along. Deadpool may have made friends out of Wolverine and Captain America recently, but it sounds like he’ll have a harder time buddying up with Clint Barton. The writer teased the site about the plot involving a murder on Halloween, saying:
Both men have a strong opinion about how to resolve a mystery that is kicked off by a murder on Barton’s doorstep. There is a larger problem that needs solving, and as the story progresses they find a way to keep at each other. It should be fun.
A cornerstone of our approach on the main Deadpool book is that anyone in his immediate proximity does not want to be around Deadpool. Wade has earned his way into the good graces of many Marvel characters, including Captain America and Wolverine, but he and Hawkeye don’t have a great comfort level yet. Christopher Hastings wrote a fun team up in A+X, but this is a little different. Both Barton and Wilson will have a personal reason to want to settle the events that unfold on Halloween night. The two will be at each other’s throats more or less throughout, and will be pushing different ways of getting to the bottom of the caper.
Deadpool is a crazy mercenary, but he does have powers and a healing factor. Hawkeye is a guy that’s really, really good with a bow and arrow. It seems like a mismatch when you really think about it. Hawkeye is able to be an Avenger and overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, but he usually has a few heroes along for the ride with him. Duggan addressed the mismatch question and says that the fight will be different than what we’re used to seeing in a ‘heroes meet, fight, then team-up’ book. He explained, “Hawkeye doesn’t have Deadpool’s regeneration, but I think both Wilson and Barton share a common power: to win just barely, and by the skin of their teeth. I think their confrontation in October is a unique take on the classic comic book “misunderstanding fight” in that it’s not a misunderstanding at all. Sana really pushed to play with some of the conventions of the books, and that should be evident cover to cover. None of it is worth doing unless it’s fun.” you can read the solicit info below, and you can see more from Duggan by clicking the source link below. Will you be checking this one out?
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MATTEO LOLLI (A)
COVER BY JAMES HARREN
HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL VS CRIME
• Once upon a time, champions emerged to fight evil plaguing humanity. They fought for salvation, for all that is good in the world — and they won. They were kind, generous and self-sacrificing. They were heroes.
• These are not those heroes.
• Meet Hawkeye: Ladies man (“ladies man” because the ladies love to hate this man), crossbow crusader and, most importantly, Avenger. He’s the only guy on the team without any powers, though, so cut him a little slack.
• Then there’s Deadpool (MR. Deadpool to you, skippy) — the regeneratin’ degenerate. You can shoot him, stab him, and make with the punchy-punchy right in his face, but nothing can keep the Merc with a Mouth down.
• What do they have in common? Halloween and a S.H.I.E.L.D. espionage mystery that has the both heroes racing against the clock while outshining one another. It’s a Hawkeye & Deadpool comic 75 years in the making, give or take 75 years.
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Source : IGN