The story of the brutal and black-clad Good Night returns in Deadpool #11, asking readers to wonder would have happened if Bruce Wayne's parents weren't killed by Joe Chill... but Wade Wilson, instead? The answer is still a version of Batman, but putting the so-called 'hero' in the part of the criminal.
Now this is Deadpool we're talking about, so few fans truly expect for Skottie Young's first arc on the series to truly make a 'villain' out of its lead. In fact, when it was first suggested that Deadpool created Marvel's own Batman by slaughtering a wealthy couple in front of their son, the scene was played off for a joke. But the laughter is over in our preview of Deadpool #11, coming to fans on April 3, 2019.
Readers of the series already learned that Batma--sorry, the vigilante calling himself Good Night is not just any ordinary hired gun, or Deadpool opponent. With the exact same origin story as Batman, and a costume not all that dissimilar from the Dark Knight's, it was assumed that he had also spent his life training for this chance at revenge. The first few pages of the preview don't dive too deeply into that backstory (referred to as "kinda messed up, you guys" in the official synopsis. But they do confirm the Bat-parallels that Young is driving at--punctuated by an absolutely gorgeous re-imagining of the Wayne murders, courtesy of artist Scott Hepburn.
Take a look at the preview pages below:
Throwing the actual physics or physiology of Deadpool having his skeleton removed out the window, the visual pays off immediately (finally creating a twisted version of this Batman's 'cape' fluttering behind him as he leaps across rooftops). Yet the issue continues to make Good Night deadly serious about his lust for vengeance. Not to mention emphasizing the Marvel universe's version of the Monarch Theater, whose lights are carried over into Good Night's own costume (even his name is the film he enjoyed with his parents, before they were murdered). Even Deadpool has to admit, this origin story is the kind that any good mercenary would kill for.
The first pages set up a more detailed life story delivered by Good Night, which we hope will be the case. With this preview taking the idea of a Batman rip-off from funny to legitimately stunning artistically, we can't wait to see what else young and Hepburn have in store. But until the full issue arrives next week, read on for the full synopsis and details below:
- DEADPOOL (2019) #11
- Published: April 3rd, 2019
- Writer: Skottie Young
- Art: Scott Hepburn
- DEADPOOL: BONELESS AND EXTRA CRISPY! Good Night has removed Deadpool’s bones! What has Good Night been doing since Deadpool killed his parents? I know the answer. It’s…it’s kinda messed up, you guys.
Deadpool #11 will be available from your local comic book store on March 27th, or direct from Marvel Comics.