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Marvel’s February Variant Covers feature the Wonderful World of Pym Particles

Marvel‘s Stormbreakers Class of 2023 are here and bringing their incredible talents to your favorite comic series and characters! This year’s class features a diverse line-up of illustrators who are constantly breaking the mold, and each month, they’ll have a chance to flex their skills with an exciting themed variant cover collection. In February, your pupils will grow to goliath proportions when you view their new size-shifting super hero Stormbreakers variant covers. These pieces portray some of Marvel’s most popular heroes including Storm, Deadpool, and Scarlet Witch with the power of Hank Pym’s eponymous particles. See them shrink down to just a few inches or tower to the heights of an NYC skyscraper on the covers of Marvel’s hottest titles all month long!

The new group of tremendous talents includes Elena Casagrande, Nic Klein, Jan Bazaldua, Chris Allen, Martin Coccolo, Lucas Werneck, Federico Vicentini, and C.F. Villa. Check out their latest covers now and stay tuned for more Stormbreakers Variant Covers to be revealed in the coming months! 

  • SCARLET WITCH #2 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY C.F. VILLA
  • VENOM #16 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY MARTIN COCCOLO
  • DAREDEVIL #8 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY ELENA CASAGRANDE
  • STORM & THE BROTHERHOOD OF MUTANTS #1 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY LUCAS WERNECK
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #4 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS ALLEN
  • WOLVERINE #30 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY FEDERICO VICENTINI
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY JAN BAZALDUA
  • DEADPOOL #4 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY NIC KLEIN

It’s Hot Toys’ Armorized Deadpool!

Hots Toys is giving Marvel fans what they want, an Armorized Deadpool 1/6 Scale Figure! The Merc with a Mouth has leveled up and is more dangerous than ever! The Armorized Deadpool 1/6 Scale Figure by Hot Toys is the first piece in the Armorized Warrior Collection, which reimagines fan-favorite characters in stylish, armored outfits inspired by their signature looks. This original, die-cast collectible features Deadpool in an intricately designed armored suit.  

Painted in his signature red and black colors with a matte finish and dark silver highlights, the figure has a newly crafted helmet with LED light-up eyes, as well as light-up features on his chest and hands. Naturally, Deadpool comes with an assortment of weapons including a pair of katanas, sai, a dagger, and shuriken, as well as pistols which can be combined to create a heavy machine gun. Highly articulated and with a variety of hands, the Armorized Deadpool 1/6 Scale Figure can be posed in numerous dynamic ways.

The Exclusive Armorized Deadpool (Special Edition) comes with an energy cannon as an additional weapon.

Suit up with the Armorized Deadpool 1/6 Scale Figure by Hot Toys. Available to pre-order.


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Rob Liefeld’s Ultra-Rare ‘Merc with a Mouth’ Concept Art comes to Heritage Auctions

Deadpool – also known as “The Merc with a Mouth” – was first introduced in the pages of 1990’s New Mutants No. 98 by renowned comic-book creator, writer and artist Rob Liefeld. His appearance was nothing short of a lightning strike that ignited fans’ attention and adulation like few characters ever before. Marvel Comics once said the mail they received about Deadpool was the largest response to a character in years.

Deadpool’s impact was so profound Liefeld was asked to include him in X-Force No. 1 as a trading card and full-page interior fact file, which is why the 1991 issue sold more than 5 million copies upon publication – and occasionally still sells for $100 despite the proliferation of polybagged copies. Deadpool’s popularity was so overwhelming that his scheduled return appearance was accelerated to X-Force No. 2, which sold 1.2 million copies. Liefeld focused the entire issue on his Deadpool as well as featuring him on the cover. The rest is the stuff of legend: Deadpool arrived a few months later as an action figure in the X-Force toy series, and has remained for the last three decades one of the top-selling licensed characters of all time. And that was before the movies. 

If the million-selling comics are still coveted and beloved, imagine the desire for early Deadpool original art, which is ultra-rare and highly coveted.

Look no further than Heritage Auctions’ Nov. 17-18 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction, which counts among its centerpieces two pages featuring The Birth Of Deadpool from New Mutants No. 98. Both of these extraordinary scarcities – Pages 14 and 15 from that issue – come from Liefeld’s personal art collection.

These depictions of Deadpool and Cable are the first drawings of Deadpool ever created. The only illustrations prior to this are the character sheets Liefeld created before determining his final look and getting Marvel’s approval. These pages have been stowed away in his vast collection of mini-comics and are coming to auction for the first time. 

They show the process Liefeld used to conceive and flesh out Deadpool and how his creative process has always begun, from his early work on Hawk and Dove until today. Liefeld creates a mini-version of the comic book before expanding it to 11 inches by 17 inches, where he inks the final versions. He works out the storytelling, the gestures, details and rendering that are finalized on the finished boards.

Liefeld’s work on New Mutants and X-Force, done while he was still in his 20s, established him as a wunderkind in the comic-book industry. And his Deadpool has been a media powerhouse for 30 years, featured in more than a dozen best-selling Marvel video games. His appearances in cartoons are fan favorites; and his comics, especially those penned by Liefeld, are comics chart-toppers. In 2016 the long-awaited Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds launched to critical acclaim and fan adoration, breaking box office records in its debut.

The sequel, Deadpool 2, followed in 2018, adding popular Liefeld creations Cable, as portrayed by Josh Brolin, and Domino, played by Zazie Beetz. The films have become a global franchise with both films grossing a combined $1.6 billion. Deadpool 3 has been announced and set for release in 2024. The film will reunite Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine with his best frienemy Reynolds’ Deadpool.

Review: Deadpool #1

Deadpool #1

When it comes to  Deadpool, there has never been a character that everyone loves like him for so many different reasons. As he is relatable in a way that many readers find him both sensitive and mean simultaneously. Where he truly shines  is his comedic sensibility. This of course is an off shoot from his creator, Rob Liefeld, as he imbued the character with such great comic timing even in the early depictions, and that eventually morphed into other creators using the character to poke fun at the seriousness of comic books.

The character does something that Joker really has never done, actually be funny while doing horrendous things. This is exactly why we love the Merc with the Mouth, because it is all in good fun making this former villain a superhero. In Deadpool #1, he must kill a supervillain to join an elite group while trying to figure out what exactly is growing inside of him.

In the debut issue, we find Deadpool in a very compromising position under duress from the Harrower. Her reason for capturing Wade is to implant a symbiote of Carnage in him as an experiment. Meanwhile, 40 hours earlier, we find Wade looking through a file of Doc Ock. Deadpool is auditioning for an elite assassin group known as the Atelier. As he gets the terms of his audition, he knows it may impact his reputation as a hired gun. By the issue’s end, all the various plotlines come together slingshotting the series into the kinetic insanity we’d expect from this series and character.

Overall, Deadpool #1 is a hilarious issue that reminds fans why he is the funniest character in all of comic books. The story by Wong is outrageous. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a must buy for any longtime or casual Deadpool fan.

Story: Alyssa Wong Art: Martin Coccolo
Color: Neeraj Menon Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Deadpool #1

Deadpool #1

(W) Alyssa Wong (A/CA) Martin Coccolo
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Nov 02, 2022
SRP: $4.99

MARVEL’S TOP MERC IS BACK IN BUSINESS!
We all know Wade Wilson is one of the top mercenary/assassins in the Marvel Universe, even if he is simultaneously the most annoying one… but he’s pushing to make that recognition official as he auditions for the elite group known as the Atelier. Now, he has 48 hours to kill one of the world’s most famous supervillains. Only problem? He’s been kidnapped, and something…strange…is GROWING INSIDE HIM. Things are going to get gross as writer Alyssa Wong (DOCTOR APHRA, IRON FIST) and artist Martin Coccolo (BANNER OF WAR) take out their pent up aggression on everyone’s pizza-faced, jabber-mouthed, misguided, hate-to-love, love-to-hate fave… Deadpool!

Deadpool #1

Preview: Deadpool #1

Deadpool #1

(W) Alyssa Wong (A/CA) Martin Coccolo
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Nov 02, 2022
SRP: $4.99

MARVEL’S TOP MERC IS BACK IN BUSINESS!
We all know Wade Wilson is one of the top mercenary/assassins in the Marvel Universe, even if he is simultaneously the most annoying one… but he’s pushing to make that recognition official as he auditions for the elite group known as the Atelier. Now, he has 48 hours to kill one of the world’s most famous supervillains. Only problem? He’s been kidnapped, and something…strange…is GROWING INSIDE HIM. Things are going to get gross as writer Alyssa Wong (DOCTOR APHRA, IRON FIST) and artist Martin Coccolo (BANNER OF WAR) take out their pent up aggression on everyone’s pizza-faced, jabber-mouthed, misguided, hate-to-love, love-to-hate fave… Deadpool!

Deadpool #1

Marvel Studios shifts its movie release schedule

Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios is already shifting around its movie release schedule of Phase 4 and 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Blade, Untitled Deadpool Movie, Fantastic Four, and Avengers: Secret Wars all have new release dates, many of these only recently announced.

BLADE

Previously dated 11/3/23 moves to 9/6/24

UNTITLED DEADPOOL MOVIE

Previously dated 9/6/24 moves to 11/8/24

FANTASTIC FOUR

Previously dated 11/8/24 moves to 2/14/25

AVENGERS: SECRET WARS

Previously dated 11/7/25 moves to 5/1/26

Preview: Deadpool: Bad Blood #4

Deadpool: Bad Blood #4

(W) Rob Liefeld, Chris Sims, Chad Bowers (A/CA) Rob Liefeld
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $3.99

The secret history of Thumper has been revealed! But now that Wade Wilson knows the massive masked man’s motivations – not to mention his startling true identity – what does that mean for Deadpool? Plus: Whose side is Garrison Kane on, anyway? And why is Wade suddenly trading blows – and bullets – with Domino? Isn’t she supposed to be his ally on this crazy caper? Prepare to experience the explosive finale of Rob Liefeld’s ultimate Deadpool story!

Deadpool: Bad Blood #4
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