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Deadpool’s Nerdy Thirty Anniversary Kicks Off with a Live Virtual Event

Deadpool Nerdy Thirty Virtual Event

Celebrate 30 years of Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth during Marvel’s year-long Deadpool Nerdy Thirty anniversary event! Kicking off LIVE during the Deadpool Nerdy Thirty Virtual Event on Thursday, February 25 at 7pm ET, fans will get a chance to go inside the madcap mind of Wade Wilson with creators and industry legends from across the decades, spilling behind-the-scenes secrets, history, and exclusive reveals featuring Deadpool collectibles, comics, and more!

The Deadpool Nerdy Thirty Virtual Event is completely free to Marvel Unlimited Annual Plus members, one of many perks including exclusive access to special invitations for Marvel events, special Marvel Unlimited Annual Plus members collector’s kits, benefits and discounts, and instant access to over 28,000 comics on Marvel Unlimited.

If you are not a current Marvel Unlimited Annual Plus member, you can subscribe to Annual Plus now and attend the virtual event. Fans who take part in the Deadpool Nerdy Thirty Virtual Event will hear from some of the biggest names behind Deadpool’s decades, including Fabian Nicieza, Ed McGuinness, Joe Kelly, Gail Simone, Daniel Way, Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, Mike Hawthorne, and Rob Liefeld!

There will also be a limited quantity of tickets available for sale for non-Marvel Unlimited Annual Plus members interested in attending the event.

Later this year, fans will want to look out for a bonanza of new collectibles, home décor, apparel and more—all celebrating Deadpool’s signature style and flair, including:

  • Deadpool Funko POP! collectibles 
  • Deadpool home décor from Jay Franco and BoxLunch that instantly spice up any room
  • Cooking With Deadpool cook book, featuring flavorful recipes that add humor, fire and fun to every cook’s kitchen
  • Marvel Legends: Deadpool’s Interactive Head from Hasbro—the perfect companion for any Marvel fan
  • And more soon-to-be-announced product hijinks just in time for the April prank season. What will Deadpool do next?!

Don’t miss the start of our wildest Deadpool celebrations all year long, LIVE on Thursday, February 25 at 7pm ET!

Deadpool’s Year-Long Anniversary Celebration Features More Rob Liefeld Covers

Announced last month, Deadpool’s 30th anniversary will be celebrated all year long with an incredible series of variant covers all drawn by Deadpool co-creator and legendary artist Rob Liefeld. Liefeld will bring Deadpool to life on 30 different covers that will be released on some of your favorite ongoing series throughout 2021, and today, Marvel Comics is proud to present the next set of covers in this amazing collection. Getting the star treatment he deserves, the Merc with the Mouth will be teaming up with heroes from all across the Marvel Universe such as Captain America, Iron Man, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and more.

Three decades ago, Deadpool first appeared in the legendary New Mutants #98 by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, and the comic book world has never been the same! Be sure to celebrate Deadpool’s big year with these extraordinary covers when they begin debuting in March!

  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #13 LIEFELD DEADPOOL 30TH VARIANT (FEB210541)
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #15 LIEFELD DEADPOOL 30TH VARIANT
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #33 LIEFELD DEADPOOL 30TH VARIANT
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA LIEFELD DEADPOOL 30TH VARIANT TBA
  • IRON MAN LIEFELD DEADPOOL 30TH VARIANT TBA

Marvel Celebrates 30 Years of Deadpool with Variant Covers by Rob Liefeld Plus Deadpool Nerdy 30 #1

The Merc with a Mouth turns 30! Three decades ago, Deadpool first appeared in the legendary New Mutants #98 by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, and the comic book world has never been the same! Throughout 2021, Marvel is proud to celebrate the character’s anniversary in grand Marvel fashion starting with Deadpool Nerdy 30 #1, a giant-sized special issue of classic Deadpool creators exploring the past, present, and future of Wade Wilson. The celebration continues with superstar creator Rob Liefeld who will return to his creation in a series of 30 variant covers depicting Wade teaming up with heroes from all corners of the Marvel Universe!

These outstanding pieces of artwork will grace the covers of your favorite ongoing series in 2021. See Deadpool reunite with Cable on the cover of X-Force #15, get bloody with Wolverine on the cover of X-Men Legends #4, go web-slinging with Miles Morales on Miles Morales: Spider-Man #25, and more! Check out the first batch below and keep your eyes peeled for more Deadpool 30th Anniversary variant cover reveals.

  • IMMORTAL HULK #45 LIEFELD DEADPOOL 30TH VARIANT
  • MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #25 LIEFELD DEADPOOL 30TH VARIANT
  • VENOM #35 LIEFELD DEADPOOL 30TH VARIANT
  • X-FORCE #18 LIEFELD DEADPOOL 30TH VARIANT A
  • X-FORCE #18 LIEFELD DEADPOOL 30TH VARIANT B
  • X-MEN LEGENDS #4 LIEFELD DEADPOOL 30TH VARIANT

Preview: Snake Eyes: Deadgame #3

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #3

(W) Rob Liefeld, Chad Bowers (A/CA) Rob Liefeld
In Shops: Nov 25, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Superstar creator Rob Liefeld takes on fan-favorite Snake Eyes! Snake Eyes is caught in the crosshairs. Will he be able to escape this lethal challenge? Or will he, like others before him, fall to the power of… the Deadgame?

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #3

ComiXology Delivers 6 New Releases Including Daredevil, Wolverine, and Punisher vs. Bullseye

There are six new releases on comiXology today from Marvel and Harlequin. Marvel delivers classic stories from Daredevil, Wolverine, and Punisher vs. Bullseye. Check them all out now or the individual releases below.

Battle For Love

Written by Stephanie Howard
Art by Hiroko Miura
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When Shiona is reunited with her stepbrother, Jake, his scornful gaze brings back the pain of the past. Her mother had married into Jake’s family, and Shiona had always secretly been in love with him. But he still blames her for his brother’s death. Jake’s cold attitude toward Shiona shatters her, but his engagement brings forth an unexpected turn of events!

Battle For Love

Daredevil: Marvel Knights Collection Vol. 1

Written by David Mack, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Quesada, Kevin Smith
Art by Rob Haynes, Joe Quesada, Dave Ross
Cover by Joe Quesada
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Collects Daredevil (1998) #1-15.

Claiming her infant is humanity’s savior, a teenager entrusts her baby to Matt Murdock. Plus: The femme fatale called Echo sets her sights on Daredevil.

Daredevil: Marvel Knights Collection Vol. 1

Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine Vol. 2

Written by Chris Claremont, Erik Larsen, Marv Wolfman
Art by John Buscema, Klaus Janson, Erik Larsen, Joe Rubinstein
Cover by John Byrne
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Collects material from Marvel Comics Presents #39-50.

Like things as clear as black and white? You’re in luck — but Wolverine isn’t, as the mysterious Black Shadow/White Shadow uses his energy powers to double-team everyone’s favorite feral fighter! Then, Wolverine wanders into a costumed kidnapping scheme run by an old classmate of the web-slinger known as Spider-Man! And find out just how connected Wolverine is as we meet another mysterious marvel from his past!

Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine Vol. 2

Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine Vol. 3

Written by Michael Higgins, Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza
Art by Dan Day, Chris Ivy, Rob Liefeld
Dave Ross, Joe Rubinstein
Cover by Dale Keown
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Collects material from Marvel Comics Presents #51-61.

A murderous mutant is loose, forcing Wolverine to face a feral former teammate whose descent into death could be his own! Plus: the clawed Canadian gets another rematch with the Incredible Hulk! Featuring the return of a long-forgotten X-Man!

Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine Vol. 3

Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine Vol. 4

Written by Howard Mackie, Dwight Zimmerman
Art by Harry Candelario, Paul Ryan, Mark Texeira
Cover by Rob Liefeld
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Collects material from Marvel Comics Presents #62-71.

The mayhem-loving mutant faces occult intrigue against Abdul Alhazred, while fallout from the Acts of Vengeance brings him face to facelessness with the ninjas of Deathwatch! Wolverine does it again, and he does it the best! Guest-starring Ghost Rider!

Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine Vol. 4

Punisher vs. Bullseye

Written by Daniel Way
Art by Steve Dillon
Cover by Mike Deodato Jr.
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Collects Punisher vs Bullseye #1-5.

Alphonse Patrillo’s a rare breed: a mob boss who looked down the barrel of the Punisher’s rifle and lived to tell about it. Ever since that day, he’s taken pains – great pains – to stay under the Punisher’s radar while he schemed his revenge. Now, Uncle Fonzie has got a plan: He’s going to fight fire with fire. Who do you hire to take out a relentless psychopath like the Punisher? An even more relentless psychopath. And this guy, well, let’s just say he never misses.

Punisher vs. Bullseye

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Preview: Snake Eyes: Deadgame #2

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #2

(W) Rob Liefeld, Chad Bowers (A/CA) Rob Liefeld
In Shops: Oct 07, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Superstar creator Rob Liefeld’s action epic hits a new high! Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow race against time… and each other. There can be only one winner, but no limit on those who fall to-the Deadgame!

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #2

Preview: Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

(W) Stefan Petrucha, Dan Slott, Mary Bierbaum, Tom Bierbaum (A) Various (CA) Rob Liefeld
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $19.99

The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find their missing teammate Tommy Oliver, AKA The Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, but soon discover he’s joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan! But the Rangers must also deal with another unexpected (fr)enemy – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Can these heroes find a way to work together to defeat the bad guys and save the world from total destruction?!

Written by Ryan Parrott (Power Rangers: Necessary Evil) and illustrated by Simone di Meo (Power Rangers: Beyond The Grid), the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fight – and maybe team up with – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the first time ever.

Collects the complete 5-issue series.

Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1 Gets a Second Printing

Within 24 hours of hitting comic shops, the first issue of IDW Publishing’s G.I. JOE comic book spinoff, Snake Eyes: Deadgame — written and illustrated by Rob Liefeld, has sold out at the distributor level, prompting an immediate Second Printing to meet consumer and retailer demand!

For retailers eager to stock the Second Printing, Diamond Comic Distributors is creating a new item code and will begin taking orders shortly. Stay tuned to IDW Publishing on social media for the latest updates.

SNAKE EYES: DEADGAME #1 2nd printing

Review: Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1

Rob Liefeld shows that he can still draw one hell of an action sequence in Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1, which is non-stop guns, blades, and ninjas with guest appearances from other G.I. Joe characters like Scarlett and Roadblock. I’m not super familiar with the G.I. Joe franchise except for catching the first Channing Tatum movie on cable a while ago. However, that isn’t a problem as Liefeld and scripter Chad Bowers set up all the life vs death, immortal vs mortal, good vs. evil, and best of all, ninja vs ninja context and fixings you need throughout the story. Throw in Adelso Corona’s enhancements to Liefeld’s disciplined linework and bulky, yet restrained figures, and Federico Blee’s spot-on colors, and Snake Eyes is a popcorn action flick in a summer sadly bereft of them because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

But back to the comic! People shit on Rob Liefeld’s art style (Especially his anatomy) everywhere from Tumblr to fly-by-night YouTube channels, but they forgot that comics aren’t about photorealism or perfectly rendering the human form: they’re about storytelling. And Liefeld is one hell of a storyteller, especially when it comes to dynamic, boisterous action layouts. (See his collaboration with Mike Mignola on X-Force #8.) This is evident from the first page of Snake Eyes where two immortal beings face each other with Blee using a scarlet background to hint at the mayhem to come. Utilizing a single page, Liefeld and Chad Bowers establish the main thrust of the plot and the MacGuffin before getting to the good stuff: Snake Eyes wordlessly infiltrating a secret base. Liefeld uses a variety of types of shots to show him breaking in before unleashing his inner martial arts filmmaker and using tight close-ups as Snake Eyes takes down the baddies using a full page pin-up shot to let the story breathe and give some the old Wizard reading fans something to smile at.

Rob Liefeld doesn’t use double page spreads until later in the story when Snake Eyes fights against the series’ Big Bad. Everything has been a walk in the park up to this point, and the wide screen layouts coupled with Federico Blee’s red and black and Bowers’ taunting dialogue raise the stakes for Snake Eyes. Also, Snake Eyes whips out his dual pistols for the first time giving his enemy a little taste of the 21st century. The variety of combat techniques keeps the fights interesting as Snake Eyes’ opponent shows a little bit of a horror side to go with the bloody katanas, guns a-fucking-kimbo action of the majority of the comic. He’s connected to Snake Eyes’ past, but not in an annoying way, and mostly his purpose is to show that this badass ninja might need a little help from his bros, er, the Joes moving forward.

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1

In a reversal from a lot of comic book reviews, I feel like I’ve focused a lot on the Snake Eyes’ visuals and want to discuss Chad Bowers’ skill at capturing the voice of a character, who doesn’t have vocal cords. Bowers’ captions never overwhelm Liefeld, Corona, and Blee’s art adding just the right amount of flavor and context to Snake Eyes’ actions. In fact, they remind of a less verbose Chris Claremont in the first Wolverine miniseries that with Frank Miller and Joe Rubinstein’s art truly established him as both a force of nature and a noble warrior. Snake Eyes has a mission to fulfill (That might be connected to destiny and all that fun stuff.), and he only commits acts of violence in service of that mission, which is actually a rescue to start out with. The full balaclava and visor get-up that he wears reinforces this efficient, non-sadistic approach as Snake Eyes is a smooth killer and not raging out all over the place. In contrast, Bowers writes quippier dialogue for the other Joe’s more in line with a traditional action movie.

In the final analysis, Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1 is a damn good ninja comic, a showcase for Rob Liefeld’s action storytelling, and in my case, a strong introduction to the G.I. Joe universe. This first issue shows Snake Eyes’ strength as a solo act, and I’m interested to see what Liefeld, Chad Bowers, Adelso Corona, and Federico Blee do with an ensemble cast in subsequent issues.

Story/Art: Rob Liefeld Script/Dialogue: Chad Bowers
Additional Inks: Adelso Corona Colors: Federico Blee
Letters: Andworld Design
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.8 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy

IDW provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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