Two of Marvel’s most dangerous men will square off in Deadpool vs The Punisher.
It’s the grudge match of the century! Two Marvel mainstays will clash in a barrage of bullets and blades! Lock and load, True Believers, because one humorless anti-hero is about to go head-to-head with one odorous super-zero! Oh yeah, we’re talking about DEADPOOL VS. THE PUNISHER #1 – the brand-new 5-issue limited series coming your way this April! Creators Fred Van Lente (Slapstick, Deadpool) and Pere Perez (Power Man and Iron Fist, Archer and Armstrong) put two of the Marvel Universe’s deadliest on a high-octane collision course that will have you on the edge of your seat!
Frank Castle – a man of unstoppable will, and a powerful desire to punish those who do wrong, rooted in the tragic killing of his family. Wade Wilson – the mercenary with the unstoppable mouth, and an knack for annoying those around him, rooted in the thought that he’s funny. An old friend from Deadpool’s past, codename: The Bank, has re-emerged. With financial ties to criminal operations all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before Frank Castle looks to put an end to The Bank once and for all. Just one problem, Deadpool isn’t going to let that happen without a fight!
“When the Punisher decides to bring The Bank down,” says writer Fred Van Lente in an interview with Marvel.com. “He’s gotta go through Deadpool to do it, and you know what? Frank doesn’t really have a problem with that, since he doesn’t like Wade all that much anyway.”
These two are in for the most brutal fight of their lives. As the destruction ratchets up to unthinkable levels, who will be left standing when the dust settles? Find out when both DEADPOOL VS. THE PUNISHER #1 & #2 come to comic shops and digital devices everywhere this April!
Are we being serious, or…
So the biggest question I have about this one right off the jump, is about the tone. I’m a huge Punisher fan from way back, and someone who only really has a passing interest in Deadpool. So with that, it’s probably easy to guess what I’m hoping. I don’t really see it happening though, since ‘Pool is much more popular at present, and I can only imagine that Marvel will cast Frank as a straight-man in a book that’ll be otherwise comedic in feel. Never know though I guess.
And either way, there are bound to be tons and tons of explosions and bullets a-flyin’. So there’s that. Look for the first and second issues to arrive in stores and via online download this April.