The Merc With a Mouth Meets the Serial Killer with a Symbiote

Marvel has issued a press release for the first issue of their new series featuring two of the most violent characters to emerge from the ’90s: Deadpool and Carnage. Utilizing the tag-line “How do you stop a madman? You bring in another madman!”, the series will be penned by Cullen Bunn and art will be handled by Salva Espin. The exact shelf date has not been set, but the series will be released in April 2014.

The preview includes two pages of Espin’s uncolored interior art as well as the standard cover.

Check out the gallery below!

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[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]

This April, the Marvel Universe’s two craziest psychos go toe-to-toe in bombastic “Deadpool VS. Carnage #1″ – from blockbuster writer Cullen Bunn and red-hot artist Salva Espin! And you better believe it’s gonna be bloody!

Carnage is on the warpath – moving across country, butchering as he goes! The authorities are powerless to stop the symbiote suited psycho’s random killing spree! And they have no idea where the blood soaked murderer will end up next!

So…how do you stop a madman? You bring in another madman!

“Cullen has been delivering some awesome Deadpool action with Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, …Killustrated, …Kills Deadpool, and now Night of the Living Deadpool, we knew he was just the man to give us the ultimate showdown of Marvel psychos, says Editor Jordan D. White. “And I would be hard-pressed to find an artist who loves drawing ’Pool more than Salva does! He brings so much joy and energy to every page. We knew these boys were good at depicting lowercase ‘c’ carnage…but wait till you see them tackle capital ‘C’ Carnage!”

“This is definitely a tale of hot pursuit, so we see Deadpool and Carnage squaring off against each other in a variety of locales,” said writer Cullen Bunn, in an interview with Marvel.com. “They’re on similar wavelengths of crazy. In a sense, Deadpool is the only person capable of taking Carnage down.”

That’s right – two red-suited maniacs for the price of one! After all, it takes one to know one, right? Don’t miss the blood-soaked chaos this April as the Merc with a Mouth sets his sights on the Serial Killer with a Symbiote when “Deadpool VS. Carnage #1” hits stores and digital devices this April!

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Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He also hosts the weekly Infinite Crossover podcast in cooperation with Fanboys Inc. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-life Smallville. Opinons expressed in this piece reflect only the opinion of the writer and not of any employer. contact: joshuadepstein@gmail.com

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Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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