FINALLY…DEADPOOL! NEW MUTANTS #98 pt. 3

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Part 3 - Continuing a walk down memory lane commemorating the release of the new X-FORCE OMNIBUS. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was 23 years old and I really needed New Mutants #98 to sing. It had to have significant impact as it was my first issue guiding the book as writer in addition to being the artist. This was the moment I had been striving for since breaking into the comic book field, I had to make it count. The issue was … [Read more...]

MORE THAN DEADPOOL! NEW MUTANTS #98 pt. 2

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Continuing my commentary on the newly released X-FORCE OMNIBUS, I'm focused on New Mutants #98, my first issue as both writer and artist. Except, I didn't want to provide the actual dialogue, our deadlines were tight enough with me penciling and inking the boards, I didn't want to hold the book up with writer's block. I had met the talented Fabian Nicieza early on in my career at Marvel, he was working in the sales department and wanted to break … [Read more...]

A DEADPOOL COMETH! NEW MUTANTS #98 pt. 1

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It was almost a year into my run on New Mutants that I was offered the opportunity to both write and draw the book. As with any creative endeavor, the old guard changeth and Louise Simonson was moving on after a long and successful run. Our sales had more than quadrupled by this point and the book was riding a wave of surging popularity with retailers and fans alike. the introduction of Cable had created a stir and driven increased attention to … [Read more...]

SECRET ORIGINS OF X-FORCE! DEADPOOL!

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It's safe to say that there is no one on the planet more thrilled with the release of the X-Force Omnibus today. Feels like I've waited some twenty-three years for this and then I realize that, no, I really have waited twenty-three years for this! And so have you, the reader and fans that put this series over the top. I figured that there was no better time to share the insight and history that went in to creating this historical and record … [Read more...]

SECRET ORIGINS OF X-FORCE! DEADPOOL! PT.2

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THE CABLE CONUNDRUM As I reflect on this period at Marvel, I hope that I'm communicating that this is by far my favorite period in my career. It was sky's the limit and I was very fortunate to gain access to some of my favorite characters and comics that I had treasured growing up. My experience at Marvel during this time was amazing, my peers and I were provided a tremendous opportunity to let our creativity and imaginations explode on the … [Read more...]

DEADPOOL UNLEASHED! LIEFELD CHEERS!

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New Deadpool images continue to arrive as the hype builds for the most anticipated Marvel game in a decade! These new images find Deadpool in violent conflicts with all sorts of nemesis, including another popular Liefeld creation, CABLE! Great swordplay is a signature of any Deadpool action and looks to be essential in Deapool's gameplay! Where's John Woo when you need him? Double fisted double taps galore are in store when the … [Read more...]

CABLE UP! A History of Cable Merchandise pt. 1

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Deadpool certainly gets the majority of the attention in recent years, but it was Cable that kicked everything off in the right direction for me some twenty-three years back. I've been fortunate enough that many of the characters I contributed to the X-Men pantheon have remained popular but I'd be lying if I didn't cop to the fact that I enjoy the Cable's resonance and his connection to the fans. Cable has had some fantastic merchandise in … [Read more...]

LIEFELD SLATE Interview! Un-edited, Unfiltered.

There is a nice article covering Glory, Prophet and all things Extreme that went up on SLATE.COM this morning. It is however very abbreviated when considering the length and depth of our interview. I have not submitted to phone interviews for the last decade because I find that much gets lost in the translation. I only participate in interviews where I have a transcript. With that in mind, I have printed the entire, un-edited Q &A below. I … [Read more...]

THE GODYSSEY! What is it?

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The Godyssey is one of the many projects I've been working on the past few months. It was announced as a film in development with Uber-producer Todd Garner and his Broken Road productions with Sean Robins and my manager Brooklyn Weaver joining as producers. But I'm getting ahead of myself, first some background... Earlier this year while I was directing the creative fortunes of four DC titles, I had pitched an Expendables style project that … [Read more...]