Mash-ups are totally a cool thing to do. We see it happen all the time when people bring together two tracks to create a new song or two fandoms in some sick fan art. We’ve even seen it happen with our favorite comic book superheroes. Amalgam Comics combined our favorite Marvel and DC characters together to create a whole new universe in 1996. While nothing of that scale has been done in a while, superhero mashups are still happening. In fact, two of the most popular characters from the House of Ideas right now are Spider-Gwen and Gwenpool. But Marvel isn’t stopping there as they have just announced a new series titled ‘Deadpool The Duck’ and it’s exactly what you think it is.
During this year’s New York Comic Con, Marvel revealed that Deadpool and Howard the Duck would be teaming up for a limited series written by Stuart Moore with art by Jacopo Camagni. Although, the way that they team up probably hasn’t been done before. Though an interesting turn of events while on a mission for S.H.I.E.L.D., the Merc with a Mouth and the daring duck detective find themselves sharing a body. You can check out the cover for issue one below, followed by the official synopsis of the five-issue mini-series set to hit the shelves at your local comic shop in January 2017:
When Deadpool is sent on a mission from S.H.I.E.L.D. to capture a high-profile E.T. that is rampaging across the high plains, the snatch-and-grab turns out to be much more complicated than the Merc with a Mouth anticipated. One unfortunate wrong place at the wrong time accident later leaves Deadpool and Howard fighting for control as the newest mercenary of the Marvel Universe!
So break out the chimichangas and crusty bread scraps! DEADPOOL THE DUCK plans to bring readers rabid raccoons, secret laboratories, cramped spaceships, evil corporations, presidential election hangover, gastric distress, and S.H.I.E.L.D. And that’s only issue one!
You might have noticed that the synopsis mentioned “rabid raccoons”. Well in addition to that first cover by David Nakayama, Marvel also showed off another one for the second issue that features our new hero in a precarious position with Rocket Raccoon of the Guardians of the Galaxy. There’s no word yet on exactly how the gun-toting space mammal could get involved in Howard/Wade’s mission, but it seems that his presence will be felt on this new adventure from the people who brought you ‘Wolverine/Deadpool: The Decoy’, ‘Deadpool Team-Up’, ‘Hawkeye & Deadpool’, and ‘Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars’.
What do you think about ‘Deadpool The Duck’? Was this the mash-up that you never knew you wanted? Or was this something that could have stayed in the darkest corners of the multiverse? Let us know in the comments.