Yesterday I mentioned Marvel’s push for a new geeneration of male characters like Solo, Thrasher and Mosaic. Slapstick, a Deadpooliverse character whose power is be a clown (timely) wqas a little too weird for print, but is getting his own digital-first comic from Marvel’s Infinite Comics line.
BTW Slapstick was created in 1992 by Len Kaminski and James Fry, two comics household names. NO good IP ever goes wasted!
The living cartoon comes to Marvel NOW! Just don’t try this at home, kids! SLAPSTICK #1 – the newest Marvel Infinite Comic series is taking digital devices everywhere by storm, and you can get your hands on the first issue available today! Creators Fred Van Lente, Reilly Brown and Diego Olortegui bring you a zany, over-the-top debut that should not be missed!
If you think Deadpool is too high brow, boy are you in for a treat! When Steve Harmon, average New Jersey teenager was zapped by mysterious extradimensional energy, he was turned in to Slapstick – the living cartoon! Still with us? Now, after quitting the Mercs for Money, Slapstick is striking out on his own, taking freelance mercenary jobs and moving back in with is parents. Take that Deadpool! But when an army of hostile cartoon characters invades the Marvel Universe, who will save us? Probably Slapstick – it’s his book after all.
Specially designed and optimized for digital devices, Marvel Infinite Comics push the boundaries of what’s possible with digital comics. Taking full advantage of the latest technology, Marvel Inifinite Comics showcase the new storytelling possibilities of a digital canvas while still staying true to the medium’s greatest strengths!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE & REILLY BROWN
Art by DIEGO OLORTEGUI & REILLY BROWN
Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.