Fresh off the desk of the “Broken Clock” department here at Outhouse Plaza, Marvel has announced a new Deadpool miniseries slated for October release. What makes this Deadpool mini article worthy when the other 87 planned for the same month are ignored? Because this one will be written by fan favorite stroke survivor, Peter MotherFucking David!
And, no, the headline isn’t an exaggeration. Take it from Comic Vine's Exclusive interview:
COMIC VINE: Is this the first time you’ve written a Deadpool story?
PETER DAVID: Yup. He did an off panel cameo in an issue of X-Factor, but otherwise this is my first outing with him.
“[O]ff panel cameo” that’s just one example of the sharp wit we can expect from David’s Deadpool’s Art Of War:
Sun Tzu’s Art of War has been called the definitive work on military strategy and tactics and has influenced leaders in both warfare and business for hundreds of years...which means it’s totally in the public domain and ripe for being ripped off by Deadpool! And what’s Deadpool’s plan to ensure his version of Art of War outsells the original? Make sure the entire world is at war when it comes out!
Some highlights of the interview:
CV: How did the idea come about to mix Deadpool and Sun Tzu’s The Art of War?
PD: Actually, I've wanted to do a comic book version of The Art of War for many years. My idea was to illustrate the various chapters using Marvel superheroes. I was batting the idea around with Axel Alonso and it was Axel who suggested we make it the Deadpool Art of War. I immediately saw the possibilities and embraced the idea.
CV: Can you tell us anyone that Deadpool will run into or interact with in this series?
PD: Pretty much everyone. Asgardians, Avengers, X-Men. Everyone's on board.
Head over to Comic Vine for the whole interview; take special note of Peter David totally laying the groundwork for Axel Alonso to take the fall if the book doesn’t do well.
Deadpool’s Art Of War by Peter David (Spider-Man 2099) and Scott Koblish (Deadpool) will be a thirteen issue miniseries, with each book dedicated to one of the thirteen chapters of the original The Art of War by Sun Tzu.