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According to IGN, Marvel Comics has announced Deadpool and the Mercs for Money, a new five part miniseries from writer Cullen Bunn and artist Salva Espin that will have Deadpool team up with some of the Marvel Universe’s most deadliest killers.
“Deadpool and the Mercs for Money is The Dirty Dozen and The Expendables if Deadpool was in charge instead of Lee Marvin or Sylvester Stallone,” said Bunn. “It’s Saving Private Ryan if, instead of rescuing a soldier, they were trying to make a metric ton of cash. It’s Smokey and the Bandit, but rather than being pursued by Buford T. Justice, our heroes are harried by the likes of Lord Deathstrike and the Crazy Gang and Taskmaster and Deadpool’s sorta undead nemesis, Evil Deadpool.”
Bunn also mentions that miniseries will spin directly out of events that unfold in the main Deadpool series, where Wade Wilson has hired a team of mercenaries to work for him.
“This series spins right out of the main Deadpool book and the shenanigans Gerry Duggan is perpetrating over there,” Bunn said. “We’ve seen Deadpool hiring guys like Foolkiller, Terror, and Slapstick to run missions for him. This story focuses on that team in the thick of it and interacting with many Marvel characters. It just so happens that most of these characters want them dead. It’s a pretty action-packed story, and we’ll see the Mercs working together in a number of different locales and scenarios. You’re going to see a lot of Merc Vs. Merc action here, sometimes featuring our heroes battling villains, sometimes with villains wanting to kill each other. We’ve got fan-favorite villains as well as some you haven’t seen in a long while. We’re also introducing some new characters who I think will play a role in the Marvel Universe for a while to come.”
Deadpool and the Mercs for Money #1 goes on sale in February.