Move over James Bond, it's time for Deadpool to try his hand at the spy game, thanks to Secret Agent Deadpool. Marvel Comics and ComiXology announce today the next exclusive release joining the previous ComiXology Originals Digital Series.
The first details and artwork for the Secret Agent Deadpool series have arrived ahead of the September launch, giving fans a taste of what's to come. As with previously announced and released titles in the ComiXology Originals lineup, Issue #1 will be available exclusively on comiXology and Kindle for $2.99 & free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers.
The new series follows the likes of Spidey: School’s Out, Avengers: Back to Basics, Black Panther: Long Live The King, The Immortal Iron Fists and Thor Vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe in uniting Marvel's biggest heroes with the ComiXology platform. And with Deadpool's stock currently on the rise (when isn't it?), Marvel is pulling some serious talent to handle Wade Wilson's journey from hired gun to substitute American spy.
If the story coming from the mind behind the god of mischief's run for President in Vote Loki. isn't enough, the first artwork from David Nakayama should sell the idea:
New York, NY—June 19, 2018— Today, Marvel Entertainment and comiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping & reading service, announced the next exclusive comiXology Originals digital comic series Deadpool: Secret Agent Deadpool, a 6-issue bi-weekly series written by Chris Hastings (Unbelievable Gwenpool, Vote Loki), drawn by Salva Espin (Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy), with colors by Matt Yackey, and covers by David Nakayama.
A perfect entry point for new fans and longtime readers alike, it’s a case of mistaken identity when Wade Wilson, the regeneratin’ degenerate you know as DEADPOOL, kills an American superspy on a mission to stop the deadly terrorist agency called GORGON! Now, it’s up to Wade to complete his victim’s mission as only he can – with excessive violence, an accelerated healing factor, and maybe, just maybe, a few laughs along the way.
“Deadpool is one of the most darkly comedic anti-heroes out there, and I’m so excited for fans to see him portray a spy in this new digital comic series,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content. “With buzz over Deadpool still resounding, you won’t want to miss reading his next adventure!”
Last year, Marvel Comics joined comiXology Unlimited, giving fans the ability to read thousands of Marvel Comics single issues and collections as part of their comiXology Unlimited membership – featuring Super Heroes like the Avengers, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Black Panther, Iron Fist, Guardians of the Galaxy and more.
This new series is only the latest odd adventure starring the Merc With a Mouth, and believe it or not, might actually be a bit more believable than usual (even if it is based on Deadpool accidentally killing Jason Bourne and taking on his mission). It may be a smaller-scale epic than say, Deadpool holding the key to saving the universe, and a bit more tailored to his actual skills as a mercenary than Deadpool's new power triggering superhero vomit. But we're sure we won't be the only fans keeping an eye on this series come September.
Deadpool: Secret Agent Deadpool #1 arrives September 5, 2018 for $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content and will be available to current subscribers of the popular comiXology Unlimited service. Those interested can pre-order Secret Agent Deadpool here, while new subscribers to comiXology Unlimited can also enjoy it for free as part of their 30-day free trial.