By Steve Morris
In really surprising news, it looks like Marvel have turned to comedian Brian Posehn and writer Gerry Duggan to take over their Deadpool series from the departing Daniel Way. Look, honestly —
Posehn, actor and writer for The Sarah Silverman Show/lover of naps and death metal, has delved into comics before with Duggan. In 2006 they paired up for an Image story called ‘The Last Christmas’, in which Santa fought zombies, to somewhat mixed reviews. The ‘Moore’ artist is likely to be Tony Moore, because Deadpool doesn’t seem like the kind of character who’d attract Terry or Alan.
This suggests more of a broad comedy approach to the character than any of the darker stuff brought to the character by, at times, Way, but most notably by writers like Joe Kelly, Gail Simone and Fabian Nicieza. We’ll have to see if that approach pays off for Marvel, and if the creative team plan to stay on beyond one arc.
It’s a strange move, but then, Deadpool has always been all about strange moves.