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DEADPOOL #28

GERRY DUGGAN (W)

Salva Espin (A)

Cover by Reilly Brown

VENOMIZED VARIANT BY DAVID LOPEZ

POSTER VARIANT BY DAVID LOPEZ

’TIL DEATH DO US… Part 1 (of 6)

Deadpool’s whirlwind romance with Shiklah was one of the most exciting times of his life. Traveling across the world, fighting all sorts of threats at her side, and finally marrying her as a way to thwart the evil vampire lord, Dracula. But since then, the reality has set in. Shiklah is a demon succubus, and more than that, the Queen of the monster kingdom hidden beneath Manhattan…and the problems
between them continue to pile up.

Now, when an affront to Shiklah’s people demands justice, a line is crossed. As the Monster Metropolis declares war on the surface world, Deadpool must choose between the wife to whom he’s pledged himself and the role he’s been crafting for himself as a hero. Also featuring Spider-Man and the Mercs for Money, this is one domestic dispute that’s really going to break some things up.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory…$3.99

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #15

JOSHUA CORIN (W)
SCOTT KOBLISH (A)
Cover by REILLY BROWN

’TIL DEATH DO US… Part 2 (of 6)

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DEADPOOL & THE MERCS FOR MONEY #9

Christopher Hastings(W)
IBAN COELLO (A)
Cover by REILLY BROWN
POSTER VARIANT BY FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
’TIL DEATH DO US… Part 3 (of 6)
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

You know what’s weird? Dracula, of all books, is an excellent model of how to do harrowing stories without alienating those in the audience who don’t care for cynicism.

The circumstances of the book are not pretty at first appearances. An immortal monster has reached the metropolis and is spreading his hellish influence by draining the blood of young women. These women, now undead, prey on children in turn. The protagonists confront sleeplessness, grief, nervous shocks, anxiety, heartbreak, post-traumatic stress, and the hopeless task of defeating the aforementioned immortal monster leeching life away from them. Their immortal souls are at stake if they fail, and their parent-figures keep dying as all this goes on.

And yet Dracula is a relentlessly uplifting book. Despite the pain and fear and failure, the protagonists are all honorable, intelligent folk. They work hard and support one another. Mina’s instinct to type out her journal and that of her husband as evidence of the recent supernatural events brings Professor Van Helsing to tears - he, the scholarly vampire hunter, is crying because a young schoolmistress reacts to a crisis by documenting it efficiently. Jack, Arthur, and Quincey don’t squabble pointlessly over Lucy. They accept her choice of husband and gladly lend her their blood when Dracula drains her. All seven of the characters are constantly monitoring one another, ensuring that psychological triggers and emotional stress are prevented. The men are forever praising Mina and she is grateful to them in turn.

Cynicism has its place, but I certainly prefer works like this. If a Gothic horror novel about the king of the vampires is more uplifting than the latest Superman movie, something is screwy.

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Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos #4 Preview!


The battle royale between Shiklah and Dracula for the Monster Metropolis… Oh, and did we mention that Deadpool’s ghost is in this series? Because he is. Like…since #1.

32 pages
$3.99
September 9

Written by Gerry Duggan
Art by Salva Espin
Covers by Reilly Brown and Giuseppe Camuncoli

Deadpool: Last Days Of Magic #1 by Humberto Ramos

DEADPOOL: LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • SCOTT KOBLISH (A)
COVER BY HUMBERTO RAMOS
VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
From the pages of Doctor Strange…the Empirikul are waging a war on magic with the goal of wiping the fantastical from the pages of existence. This concerns Deadpool, because some of his best friends are magic. As the Empirikul forces batter the defenses of the Monster Metropolis ruled by his demonic wife, Deadpool wades into battle alongside his most spell-casting-est friends. And you know the old saying “Nothing ever goes wrong in a war.” That’s a saying, right?
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/PARENTAL ADVISORY…$4.99

variety.com
Pixar Reveals Plot Details of 'Inside Out'

Until now, plot details of Pixar’s next film “Inside Out” have been kept under wraps. But on Monday, the studio released the synopsis of the Pete Docter-directed movie, which features a star-studded cast as the emotions.

“From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley.

Solicitations for Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos #4:
MRS. DEADPOOL AND THE HOWLING COMMANDOS #4
GERRY DUGGAN (w) • SALVADOR ESPIN (a)
Cover by REILLY BROWN
Howling variant by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
• The battle royale between Shiklah and Dracula for the Monster Metropolis…
• Oh, and did we mention that Deadpool’s ghost is in this series?
• Because he is.
• Like…since issue 1.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
*SECRET WARS SERIES
On sale in September!