Marvel has announced that legendary creator Rob Liefeld will return to Deadpool in 2016, a character he helped create during his tenure at the House of Ideas in the 90’s. He will return to the “Merc with a Mouth” to tell a brand new story in the original graphic novel Deadpool: Bad Blood alongside X-Men ’92 writers Chris Sims and Chad Bowers.
Liefeld co-created Deadpool with Fabian Nicieza as part of their run on New Mutants, a series that also saw the creation of fan-favorites like Cable and Domino. Deadpool was first introduced in New Mutants #98 and has since grown to be one of the most beloved characters in the Marvel universe, known for his quick wits, healing abilities, lethal force and love for Chimichangas.
When describing his return to the character in an interview with comicbook.com, Liefeld said “I’m fortunate that I have a great legacy with the company and they’ve always made me feel welcome every time I come back.” When asked about his motivations for returning with a graphic novel, Liefeld added “No single issue breaks and cliff hangers allow for greater momentum building the tale. The format has tremendous storytelling opportunities”
The graphic novel will hit the shelves some time next year, though an exact date has not been confirmed yet.
SYNOPSIS FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
Wade’s journey to uncover the truth and escape Thumper’s crosshairs will take him across the Marvel Universe and into the path of many familiar faces. Cable! Domino! Shatterstar! Star-Lord! And more! Blood will be shed. Old scores will be settled. Deadly twists and turns await as Wade Wilson faces one of his greatest challenges yet. Be there for the fireworks as Liefeld, Sims and Bowers bring you Deadpool: Bad Blood in 2016!
DEADPOOL: BAD BLOOD OGN
Written by ROB LIEFELD, CHRIS SIMS & CHAD BOWERS
Art & Cover by ROB LIEFELD
On Sale in 2016!