Red Suits. Big White Eyes. Overdue Marvel Team-Up.

Whether this was Rob Liefeld’s intention or not oh so long ago, there are a lot of similarities between Deadpool and Spider-Man. To those who only know the characters through licensing, they look practically alike, with visual icons that boil down to red circles with big outlined white eyes. They both have the reputation of being wise-asses. And like it or not, children love them both, because again, licensing means nobody quite realizes how psychopathic Deadpool actually is.

In the All New All Different Marvel, they’re both Avengers, and Peter Parker hates Wade Wilson. It’s an interesting dynamic that could make for an interesting mini-series (though Marvel calls it ongoing) but probably NOT one for children.

Joe Kelly gets a lot of credit for making Deadpool’s reputation, so it should be interesting to have him return further down the character’s evolution. And Ed McGuinness on art is always a treat. Deadpool fans will eat it up. Will Spider-Man fans?

From Marvel:

Two great tastes that taste great together! Now starring together in their own ongoing series! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look inside SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1 – wallcrawling, wisecracking and bad guy stabbing into your hearts this January!

Blockbuster creators and legendary Deadpool creative team of Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness reunite once more to chronicle the ongoing adventures of Peter Parker and Wade Wilson! Deadpool LOVES Spider-Man. Spider-Man HATES Deadpool. What could go wrong? More importantly – what on Earth could bring these two together for a titanic team-up in the mighty Marvel manner? Find out this January as the World’s Greatest Super Hero and the star of the World’s Greatest Comic Magazine collide in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1!

Written by JOE KELLY
Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO (NOV150755)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (NOV150753)
Hip-Hop Variant by DAVE JOHNSON (NOV150752)
Action Figure Photo Variant Also Available (NOV150756)
Deadpool Variant by WILL SLINEY (NOV150754)
FOC – 12/07/15, On-Sale 01/06/16


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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at