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Marvel Comics First Look: Deadpool vs. Punisher #1

Deadpool vs The Punisher 1 Cover

Cover: Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire
Artist: Pere Perez | Writer: Fred Van Lente
Release Date: April 2017

What happens when the unkillable “Merc with a Mouth” crosses paths with Frank Castle? Bullets and fireworks are all but guaranteed.

My Take: Deadpool has been mixing it up with a variety of heroes and villains both in ongoing series and in a few mini-series while The Punisher is currently killing it (no pun intended) alongside Dr. Strange in the Magic Bullets series and I am genuinely shocked it took Marvel this long to put these two characters together in new limited series after their run with The Thunderbolts. I like the concept but a part of me feels that is too much Deadpool across too many books and fans will get tired of it much like they did with Wolverine popping up everywhere a few years back. We'll see how it goes when it hits store shelves in April 

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Marvel’s Deadliest Denizens Square Off in DEADPOOL VS. THE PUNISHER #1!

New York, NY—January 4th, 2017 — It’s the grudge match of the century! Two Marvel mainstays will clash in a barrage of bullets and blades! Lock and load, True Believers, because one humorless anti-hero is about to go head-to-head with one odorous super-zero! Oh yeah, we’re talking about DEADPOOL VS. THE PUNISHER #1 – the brand-new 5-issue limited series coming your way this April! Creators Fred Van Lente (Slapstick, Deadpool) and Pere Perez (Power Man and Iron Fist, Archer and Armstrong) put two of the Marvel Universe’s deadliest on a high-octane collision course that will have you on the edge of your seat!

Frank Castle – a man of unstoppable will, and a powerful desire to punish those who do wrong rooted in the tragic killing of his family. Wade Wilson – the mercenary with the unstoppable mouth, and a knack for annoying those around him rooted in the thought that he’s funny. An old friend from Deadpool’s past, codename: The Bank, has re-emerged. With financial ties to criminal operations all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before Frank Castle looks to put an end to The Bank once and for all. Just one problem, Deadpool isn’t going to let that happen without a fight!

“When the Punisher decides to bring The Bank down,” says writer Fred Van Lente in an interview with Marvel.com. “He’s gotta go through Deadpool to do it, and you know what? Frank doesn’t really have a problem with that since he doesn’t like Wade all that much anyway.”

These two are in for the most brutal fight of their lives. As the destruction ratchets up to unthinkable levels, who will be left standing when the dust settles? Find out when both DEADPOOL VS. THE PUNISHER #1 & #2 come to comic shops and digital devices everywhere this April!


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