It's been light on news since we found out that Axel Alonso was Marvel's new EIC. Much of the reporting has focused on Joe Quesada's legacy, and what we might expect from our new all-conquering leader of editors. The first real piece of news we can actually bring you concerns Deadpool, and his assorted corps members. In a release which suggests a shift away from that military tone, Marvel have announced that come June they will be publishing 'Deadpool Family #1', a one-shot which focuses on the members of the corps and presumably pushes them more into a domestic setting.
This likely comes after recent complaints of oversaturation led to Marvel asking readers to vote for the cancellation of a Deadpool title. While we can't remember if Deadpool Corps or Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth lost that vote, it looks like the basic premise of both titles is going to be rolled into one series - if the one-shot does well, of course. The writers are interesting. James Asmus is already a favourite with ComVan, having written some fun X-Men short stories in the past. And Mary HK Choi - sister to Mike, fact-fans - has written some really great work outside of the comics-world. We're looking forward to seeing what she'll do with Marvel, and predict 'things'! Cullen Bunn will write another third of the story, and we're kinda hoping he brings the Western genre back to Marvel. We love Westerns!
The artists will be Darnell Johnson, Dominike Stanton, and Iren Strychalski, all of whom have a striking style. So although Deadpool 'may' be overdone at the moment, at least the stories will have strong creative talent behind them. We're overwriting this article because there isn't much else to talk about, and we want you to feel like you're getting content for your money. Which you aren't donating to us. You guys should totally donate money to us! That's an idea which just sprang to mind right now, and it's wonderful. Really liking that idea. Maybe we'll do something about it..