Need more Wade Wilson in your life? Look no further!

Can’t get enough of the Merc with a Mouth? With his superhuman healing ability, Deadpool’s physical attributes have naturally been enhanced but so has his gift of gab. This is one loquacious, fast-talking fella. Oh and he’s deadly—like, deliriously blood-thirsty, in a charming but extremely terrifying sort of way.

Grab your chimichangas and check out some essential reads that highlight the best of the fourth-wall-breaking, spirited anti-hero.

THE NEW MUTANTS #98 (1991)
Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza

New Mutants (1983) #98

New Mutants (1983) #98

What is Marvel Unlimited?

You can’t discuss the merc with a mouth without talking about his very first appearance where Deadpool arrived to collect the bounty on Cable’s head. This issue is iconic because it also includes the first appearance of the very lucky Domino.

DEADPOOL #1519 – “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (2012)
Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, Declan Shalvey 

Deadpool (2012) #15

Deadpool (2012) #15

What is Marvel Unlimited?

This fan favorite series has the merc doing everything from fighting zombie presidents to going to North Korea to teaming up with Wolverine and Captain America. This book deep dives into Wade’s psyche and makes you have all the feels while still laughing at his antics. Now that’s the kind of destructive emotional roller coaster ride that only Deadpool can give.

DEADPOOL KILLS THE UNIVERSE (2013)
Cullen Bunn, Dalibor Talajic 

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe (2011) #1

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe (2011) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Just as the title says, this is Deadpool’s attack on his maker. This twisted horror comic isn’t for everyone, but if you love Wade’s sadistic sense of humor more than the average Deadpool fan, this is the comic for you. Deadpool goes around attacking every hero and villain while being under the mind control of Psycho Man.

YOU ARE DEADPOOL (2018)
Al Ewing, Salva Espin, Paco Diaz 

You Are Deadpool (2018) #1

You Are Deadpool (2018) #1

The Choose-Your-Own-Adventure of Deadpool stories, RPGers will love reading You Are Deadpool, a book that gets you involved in the story. Readers will have to roll dice, make decisions that alter the outcome, and have a whole lot of fun along the way.

DESPICABLE DEADPOOL (2017)
Gerry Duggan, Scott Koblish 

Despicable Deadpool (2017) #287

Despicable Deadpool (2017) #287

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Deadpool in a new role doing what he does best: killing people. DESPICABLE DEADPOOL hit a finale milestone this month with issue #300, and it’s a doozy. Deadpool will face off with the biggest villains and heroes in the Marvel Universe until he realizes he’s having an internal crisis and the problem is actually himself. It all ends in a mind wipe, but that’s just the set up for a brand new Deadpool comic. You can’t ever really kill the Regenerating Degenerate.

Can’t get enough Wade Wilson and want to read all these digital comics? Check out Marvel Unlimited!

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TWIM welcomes Skottie Young, Kelly Thompson, and Donny Cates!

This week was a big week at Marvel, and Ryan and Jamie are bringing you the best of it! In our very own New York City office, Marvel hosted a writers’ retreat where your favorite comics writers came up with the next phase of Marvel’s super-powered characters. While the writers were here, we had the chance to talk to a few of them including Kelly Thompson, who just announced her new WEST COAST AVENGERS run, and Donny Cates, who is starting VENOM #1! Ryan also has a chat with Skottie Young about his upcoming DEADPOOL #1!

Come for the writers, stay for the Picks of the Week, more Deadpool talk, and even more! Listen to the whole episode below!

Subscribe to This Week in Marvel on Apple Podcasts or download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts!

With new episodes every Friday, This Week in Marvel delivers all the latest Marvel discussion and news about comics, TV, movies, games, toys, and beyond! Tweet your questions and comments about the show to @AgentM@jamiefrevele, or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel!

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First Look at several upcoming releases, including Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp and more!

Diamond Select Toys have a bevy of exciting Marvel releases on the way, and we’ve got your first look at them!

Among the upcoming releases are a Marvel Comic Gallery Cloak & Dagger PVC Diorama, Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Iron Spider PVC Diorama, Marvel Movie Gallery GOTG Vol. 2 Star-Lord Unmasked PVC Diorama, and Marvel Movie Premier Collection Black Panther Resin Statue!

Check out the photos below for first look photos from these items and more, including items inspired by “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Thor: Ragnarok” and a Marvel Comic Premier Collection Domino Resin Statue that can be displayed on its own or as part of a larger diorama with the collections’ Deadpool and Cable statues.

Marvel Movie Premier Collection Black Panther Resin Statue. A Diamond Select Toys release! The Black Panther strikes again! Leaping from a flaming neon sign, the Black Panther lands in the Premier Collection with his first-ever resin statue from Diamond Select Toys! Inspired by a scene from the smash hit Black Panther movie, this approximately 16 inch statue is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a hand-numbered box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson Asencio, and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! Statue SRP: $150.00


Marvel Movie Premier Collection Black Panther Resin Statue. A Diamond Select Toys release! The Black Panther strikes again! Leaping from a flaming neon sign, the Black Panther lands in the Premier Collection with his first-ever resin statue from Diamond Select Toys! Inspired by a scene from the smash hit Black Panther movie, this approximately 16 inch statue is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a hand-numbered box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson Asencio, and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! Statue SRP: $150.00

Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Iron Spider PVC Diorama. A Diamond Select Toys release! Spider-Man just got an upgrade! As seen in Avengers: Infinity War, this Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama depicts Peter Parker in his new “Iron Spider” armor with prehensile spider-arms! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this plastic diorama has all of the sculpted and painted detail of a resin statue for a fraction of the price. Statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson Asencio and sculpted by Dave Cortes! PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00


Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Iron Spider PVC Diorama. A Diamond Select Toys release! Spider-Man just got an upgrade! As seen in Avengers: Infinity War, this Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama depicts Peter Parker in his new “Iron Spider” armor with prehensile spider-arms! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this plastic diorama has all of the sculpted and painted detail of a resin statue for a fraction of the price. Statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson Asencio and sculpted by Dave Cortes! PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00

Marvel Comic Gallery Cloak & Dagger PVC Diorama. A Diamond Select Toys release! The Dimorphic Duo shine their light on the Marvel Gallery line! Representing the forces of darkness and light, Cloak and Dagger are the newest PVC diorama to come out of DST, with the lithe figure of Tandy Bowen throwing her light daggers as Tyrone Johnson materializes behind her from the Darkforce Dimension. This 9-inch PVC diorama captures them in their timeless costumes, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, and hand-sculpted by Jon Matthews! PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00


Marvel Comic Gallery Cloak & Dagger PVC Diorama. A Diamond Select Toys release! The Dimorphic Duo shine their light on the Marvel Gallery line! Representing the forces of darkness and light, Cloak and Dagger are the newest PVC diorama to come out of DST, with the lithe figure of Tandy Bowen throwing her light daggers as Tyrone Johnson materializes behind her from the Darkforce Dimension. This 9-inch PVC diorama captures them in their timeless costumes, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, and hand-sculpted by Jon Matthews! PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00

Marvel Movie Gallery GOTG Vol. 2 Star-Lord Unmasked PVC Diorama. A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s Star-Lord! Who? You know, Star-Lord? The leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, comrade of the Avengers, enemy of Thanos and his cohorts? No? Well, this 9” scale PVC diorama stands approximately 11 inches tall and depicts the space hero rocketing up with his jet-pack, element guns drawn. This exclusive unmasked version features the likeness of actor Chris Pratt, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson Asencio and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00


Marvel Movie Gallery GOTG Vol. 2 Star-Lord Unmasked PVC Diorama. A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s Star-Lord! Who? You know, Star-Lord? The leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, comrade of the Avengers, enemy of Thanos and his cohorts? No? Well, this 9” scale PVC diorama stands approximately 11 inches tall and depicts the space hero rocketing up with his jet-pack, element guns drawn. This exclusive unmasked version features the likeness of actor Chris Pratt, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson Asencio and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00

Marvel Movie Milestones Thor Ragnarok Gladiator Thor Resin Statue. A Diamond Select Toys release! They’re friends from work! The Milestones line is getting bigger with every release, and this approximately 17 inch tall sculpture of Gladiator Thor as he appears in Thor: Ragnarok leaps into action with his sword raised and shield at the ready! This statue can stand on its own or pair with the Gladiator Hulk statue to form a larger battle scene. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, each statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Designed by Nelson Asencio and sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza! Statue SRP: $250.00


Marvel Movie Milestones Thor Ragnarok Gladiator Thor Resin Statue. A Diamond Select Toys release! They’re friends from work! The Milestones line is getting bigger with every release, and this approximately 17 inch tall sculpture of Gladiator Thor as he appears in Thor: Ragnarok leaps into action with his sword raised and shield at the ready! This statue can stand on its own or pair with the Gladiator Hulk statue to form a larger battle scene. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, each statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Designed by Nelson Asencio and sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza! Statue SRP: $250.00

Marvel Movie Minimates Ant-Man & the Wasp Box Set. A Diamond Select Toys release! These Minimates are actual size! This box set of mini-figures captures the cast of the next Marvel movie in the 2-inch scale, so you can have life-size superheroes running around on your desk! Scott “Ant-Man” Lang, Hope “Wasp” Van Dyne, Hank Pym and the Ghost are all included in this four-pack, packaged in a full-color window box. Each Minimate has 14 points of articulation, fully interchangeable parts, and most have removable helmets. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Box Set SRP: $24.99


Marvel Movie Minimates Ant-Man & the Wasp Box Set. A Diamond Select Toys release! These Minimates are actual size! This box set of mini-figures captures the cast of the next Marvel movie in the 2-inch scale, so you can have life-size superheroes running around on your desk! Scott “Ant-Man” Lang, Hope “Wasp” Van Dyne, Hank Pym and the Ghost are all included in this four-pack, packaged in a full-color window box. Each Minimate has 14 points of articulation, fully interchangeable parts, and most have removable helmets. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Box Set SRP: $24.99

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Domino Resin Statue. A Diamond Select Toys release! Your luck has just changed for better! Domino, the luck-powered but also weapons-savvy mutant mercenary, has joined the Marvel Premier Collection with this new, 12-inch scale resin statue! Depicting Domino in her classic comic-book appearance, crouching in an action pose, this statue can be displayed on its own or as part of a larger diorama with the collections’ Deadpool and Cable statues. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, Domino comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box and is packed with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson Asencio, and hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean! Statue SRP: $150.00


Marvel Comic Premier Collection Domino Resin Statue. A Diamond Select Toys release! Your luck has just changed for better! Domino, the luck-powered but also weapons-savvy mutant mercenary, has joined the Marvel Premier Collection with this new, 12-inch scale resin statue! Depicting Domino in her classic comic-book appearance, crouching in an action pose, this statue can be displayed on its own or as part of a larger diorama with the collections’ Deadpool and Cable statues. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, Domino comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box and is packed with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson Asencio, and hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean! Statue SRP: $150.00

The Marvel Comic Premier Collection Domino Resin Statue alongside the Deadpool and Cable Resin Statues


The Marvel Comic Premier Collection Domino Resin Statue alongside the Deadpool and Cable Resin Statues.

Look for these new Diamond Select Toys Marvel releases next winter!

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Watch 'Something Strange' now via Marvel HQ!

A new “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” short is here and fans can watch now via Marvel HQ!

Watch the video above to see “Something Strange,” as Killmonger catches Black Panther by surprise, and their fight leads them to Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum.

“Something Strange” is the second of five “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” shorts being made available via Marvel HQ. All five shorts will then debut as a compilation special on Sunday, June 3 (11:00 a.m., EDT) on Disney XD.

In “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” we see that being the King of Wakanda is tough — especially when you’re also the Black Panther! When Thanos arrives from outer space and threatens to destroy Earth, the Black Panther leaps into action and defeats him with the help of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But the situation only gets worse when rogue villains Killmonger and Klaue team up with the Mad Titan to take the fight to Black Panther’s homeland! Can the Panther pounce on their perilous plan before Wakanda is pulverized?

“LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” stars James Mathis III (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Keston John (“Bosch”) as Killmonger, Daisy Lightfoot (“Horizon: Zero Dawn”) as Shuri, Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”) as Okoye, Trevor Devall (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Klaue, Mick Wingert (“Kung Fu Panda” ) as Iron Man, Travis Willingham (“Sonic Boom”) as Thor, Roger Craig Smith (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” ) as Captain America, Laura Bailey (“Marvel’s Spider-Man”) as Black Widow, Fred Tatasciore (“Family Guy”) as Hulk, Liam O’Brien (“Critical Role”) as Doctor Strange, and Issac C. Singleton Jr. (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Thanos.

“Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” is directed by Michael Black; written by Mark Hoffmeier; executive produced by Jason Cosler, Robert May, Jill Wilfert, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada and Cort Lane; co-executive produced by Stan Lee; and supervising produced by Kalia Cheng Ramirez. Animation services provided by Pure Imagination Studios.

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The Incredible Hulk writer teams up with your host Angélique Roché!

Today, the smashing Greg Pak joins Marvel’s Voices!

Angélique sits down with the acclaimed comic book writer to talk about growing up as an Asian American in Texas, his love of Dungeons & Dragons, and creating reflective characters that people love. Watch the clip above, then dive into the full discussion in the episode below!

Download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts right now!

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Will The Odds Be In Your Favor? Read On To Find Out!

Sure, you could say Deadpool is having a huge summer. Don’t underestimate Neena Thurman, and don’t think of her as only Deadpool’s teammate.

Imagine being able to control your fate, just by participating in the cause and effect of a situation. That’s the life of X-Force’s own Domino. The psionic mutant flips the odds in her favor with telekinesis resulting in good luck for her, bad luck for her foes. Not a bad ability to have in tough situations.

While her real name is Neena Thurman, here she goes as Beatrice, seeing as how her existence is the result of a government breeding program called Project: Armageddon that used the precognitive mutant named Beatrice. The name Beatrice is an offshoot of the Latin “beatus” which means fortunate, and that is an apt description of Domino’s powers.

Read up on the what makes Lady Luck’s fate always err on the side of good fortune.

THE NEW MUTANTS #98 (1991)
Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza

New Mutants (1983) #98

New Mutants (1983) #98

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Just like her ol’ pal Wade Wilson, Domino’s first appearance was in THE NEW MUTANTS back in 1991. Or was it? Turns out she was actually a shape-shifter named Copycat but for the sake of argument, this is the first time readers get a glimpse of fortuitous mutant.

DOMINO (1997)
Ben Raab, David Perrin

Domino (1997) #1

Domino (1997) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

In her very first series, we get a look at Domino’s origin story while she is on the warpath to save ex-husband Milo Thurman. Wolverine’s old foe Lady Deathstrike plays a big part in this series.

X-FORCE (2008)
Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, Clayton Crain

X-Force (2008) #1

X-Force (2008) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Cyclops calls upon Wolverine to lead a team called X-Force, made up of X-23, Warpath, Wolfsbane, Archangel and Domino. This violent alternative X-Men team goes up against the Marauders, pitting villains and heroes in a battle of epic proportions.

X-FORCE: SEX AND VIOLENCE (2010)
Christopher Yost, Craig Kyle, Gabriele Dell’Otto

X-Force: Sex and Violence (2010) #1

X-Force: Sex and Violence (2010) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

A team-up for the ages, Domino and Wolverine head out against all odds when the Assassins Guild puts out a hit on Neena. The title says it all–this book is filled with a lot of both. When you think about it, they’re a perfect match–Domino’s good fortune, Wolverine’s healing factor. Add in a whole lot of bloodshed and you’ve got a dynamic duo.

DOMINO (2018)
Gail Simone, David Baldeon

Domino (2018) #1

Domino (2018) #1

Not only is Domino back in featured in her own solo series, but she’s also solo in the sense that now she finds herself on the wrong side of the mercenary community and having to fight for her life. This series explores a stripped down version of Domino, but will her legendary luck see her through?

Can’t get enough Domino and want to read all these digital comics? Check out Marvel Unlimited!

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From Domino to Wolverine, these are Wade Wilson's finest duos!

In celebration of Deadpool’s big summer, which sees him kick off a new series with Skottie Young and Nic Klein’s DEADPOOL #1 on June 6, we thought we’d look back at the rare moments when Wade Wilson wasn’t being an unshowered good-for-nothing selfish jerk. Instead, we found a few favorite moments when he was just being an unshowered good-for-nothing only slightly selfish jerk.

Here are the greatest Deadpool team-ups in history.

Child Bullseye

Child Bullseye? More like Calfseye, right? No? Okay. Please keep reading.

Starting off small, we have adolescent Bullseye, who teamed up with Deadpool in a rebellion against academia. In the pages of Daniel Way and Paco Medina’s DEADPOOL, a young, downtrodden Bullseye was being bullied at school. But don’t worry, weirdo pimple-faced nerds! Cousin DP came to the rescue by just straight up burning down the entire building.

This whole event may have been a hallucination, but with Deadpool you never know. What we do know is that these two eventual frenemies delightfully took things way too far in this (potential) first ever team-up. Arson rules! *

Wolverine/Old Man Logan

These two just can’t seem to get away from each other. Or at least Wolverine can’t get away from Deadpool.

Much like any relationship founded in love (of stabbing bad guys) and understanding (their boiling, uncontrollable rage), these two crazy kids have endured a lot together: multiple murder attempts, poorly thought-out heroics, and the 1990s. But, as perfectly exemplified in DEADPOOL VS. OLD MAN LOGAN, they continue to grin and bear it (Deadpool grins and Wolverine bears it).

Official ‘ship name: Poolverine. Don’t look up the “fan art.”

Hellcow

Once a prized dairy cow named Bessie, Hellcow’s idyllic life was cut short—sort of—when a bite from Dracula himself turned her into an undead blood sucking bovine. Roughly 300 years later, in DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #885, Hellcow was serving as the captive mutant milk machine for Dr. Killgore, a mad scientist who was also holding the Regenerating Degenerate under lock and key.

After Deadpool convinced Hellcow to band together for a daring escape, the duo endured a range of bodily function mishaps before succeeding in taking down Killgore. They’re not saying “Moo,” they’re saying “Bruuuce!”

Domino

Just like a group of old men sitting around a folding table, Deadpool loves dominoes. And one in particular.

A hired gun herself, Neena Thurman knows all about the #MercLife, not to mention the #MutatedExperimentLife. And after a rocky introduction in Deadpool’s debut comic NEW MUTANTS #98, Domino has grown to understand Wade more than most. It’s likely for this reason that she usually treats him like an adult. She gets it—jokes hide the pain, people!

Her ability to call Deadpool out on any shenanigans he pulls makes her a great foil for the old ‘Pool Man. And, at times, she adds a little family-approved flirtation to Deadpool’s traditionally risqué banter.

Bob, Agent of Hydra

Bob wanted to live a normal existence—eat chips, mow the lawn, watch TV with his wife. And what did his wife want? Dental insurance. So Bob got himself an average nine-to-five working at the local criminal organization, Hydra.

Deadpool wanted a friend—someone to boss around, blame the voices on, eat chips with. And what did his friends want? Um…what friends? Wade Wilson has never had any friends, so he went looking for a buddy to team-up with during his anti-heroic adventures.

Bob and Deadpool got together in CABLE AND DEADPOOL #38 and, ever since, have done everything that best friends do. They’ve gotten scurvy, time traveled with dinosaurs, been severely injured, battled Dracula, and eaten chips. Chips rule! And also arson rules too! **

Spider-Man

This one-sided bromance is what comic book dreams are made of.

Sure, Peter Parker might be a morally upstanding super hero, and sure, Deadpool generally doesn’t care about which civilian the Hulk accidentally sits on. But what matters here is the beautifully juxtaposed powers and sensibilities that these two bring to the table. And though they’ve had their ups and downs, these resident jokesters have developed a vaguely mutual respect for one another over the years. And that relationship is perfectly displayed in their ongoing joint series SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL. The third star of the book? That gorgeous forward slash.

Cable

Of course, the top spot on this ultimate team-up list goes to none other than Cable.

Nathan Summers’ explosive relationship with Deadpool has been the basis for many, many, many, many series over the years. Whether the two are allies or actively trying to kill each other is more or less a 50/50 toss-up, but regardless, the chemistry between these two can’t be denied. Cable’s time traveling stoicism perfectly compliments Deadpool’s gross face, and it all adds up to the best buddy cop throwdown anybody could ask for. If you love bulging old man pecs and giant belts, this team-up is for you.

* Editor’s note: arson does not rule
** Editor’s note: arson still does not rule

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Hawkeye is getting the band back together -- but who's on the team this time?

Kelly Thompson—writer of HAWKEYE, ROGUE & GAMBIT, CAPTAIN PHASMA, and more—is getting ready to reassemble a Marvel team from decades past! This week, we’re excited to announce WEST COAST AVENGERS, written by Thompson with art by Stefano Caselli! The ’80s book is back for an ongoing series run with another super group of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and this time it has not one but two Hawkeyes!

The original West Coast Avengers was started by Clint Barton’s Hawkeye. This time around, Clint is joined by the current Hawkeye Kate Bishop and a few of their super powered friends! We talked with Kelly Thompson about what we can expect from the new WEST COAST AVENGERS and she had a lot to say about this wacky, disparate group finding a common thread:

“They all need and want something from being on that team together. Kate needs to help save LA, and she needs help to do that because villains have taken notice that there are no Super Heroes out there. I think there’s part of her that misses [being on a team] too. She’s been doing her own thing, on her own, and that’s cool. But she was the one, who, with no powers, was like ‘I’m leading the Young Avengers, I’m the boss.’”

As far as the original Hawkeye goes, Thompson says Clint is “trying to help Kate” but “doesn’t want to admit how much it’s fun for him to mentor.”

Other characters joining the West Coast fun are Gwenpool, whom Thompson describes as “a really weird X-factor” who will be going through some “really interesting” relationship developments; Quentin Quire, who is “always trouble,” but “clearly wants a family”; and Kate’s boyfriend Johnny, who is in “way over his head,” a situation that Thompson is very eager to explore.

But with every super group is a wild card, and according to Thompson, that wild card is America Chavez:

“I think America is the biggest question mark, and I think that’s something we’re excited to explore: Why does she come back to LA? Why does she come back to be with Kate? Does she miss [the group dynamic] too? Because America, she likes to play things a little close to the vest.”

Like the original West Coast Avengers, the team will be living together—but it’s not quite the same Tony Stark-funded flat that we saw in the ‘80s. Instead, to get funding, the team will be part of a reality show while living together under the same roof.

Will things stop being polite and start getting real? The new, ongoing series starts when WEST COAST AVENGERS #1 hits stores on Wednesday, August 22 so you can find out then! Make sure to visit your local comic book store and pre-order today!

Check out the full description of the first issue:

HAWKEYE (KATE BISHOP). HAWKEYE (CLINT BARTON). A guy named FUSE. Never have they ever been called “the big three” of…anything. And now here they are, reunited for, okay, well, it’s only the second time ever. Thank god they also brought AMERICA CHAVEZ, GWENPOOL and KID OMEGA. Wait. What? That’s right, it’s the new West Coast Avengers, son. And you better hope they can figure out how to save the world because BIG things are headed for the West Coast.

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Everything you need to know about Marvel Games, this week!

True Believers, every week, make your way over to Marvel.com for a rundown of all this week’s Marvel Games news, from console game releases to character drops to mobile event updates, and more!

MARVEL PUZZLE QUEST

Wakanda Forever! Okoye (Warrior General), head of the Dora Milaje, joins the Avengers: Infinity War-fray as she brings her physical prowess to the hit mobile game this Thursday, May 17.

A fiercely loyal protector of Wakanda, Okoye would defend her king and her country with her life. The 5-Star Okoye (Warrior General) is as formidable with her spear as she is with her tongue. Her character utilizes Team-Up titles to increase the damage of friendly powers and heals herself. She also can deal damage by destroying rows of tiles. The good-all-around character is best in teams where she has the highest match damage, and pairs well with 5-Star Black Panther.

Wakanda Forever!, a passive black tile power, allows Okoye to fight to protect Wakanda at all costs. Damage from friendly powers is increased by 323 for each Team-Up AP you have. Okoye’s base Team-Up match damage is increased by 40%. At the start of the turn, if Okoye is not in the front, lose 1 friendly Team-Up AP.

With her Indomitable Spirit, a low cost yellow power, she dutifully protects her allies with stoic conviction, not letting anything break her composure. With true healing, the power restores 413 health for each Team-Up tile on the board, then converts 2 random basic titles to Team-Up tiles.

Lastly, Okoye can deal a Piercing Throw, a high cost red power, hurling her spear at the enemy, striking them at their weak point. The move deals 2583 damage and destroys a chosen row. The move will deal additional damage for each tile destroyed in the enemy’s chosen color.

Okoye (Warrior General) is available for a special limited time–Thursday, May 17, to Sunday, May 20. During the special legendary store, Don’t Freeze, Thursday, May 17 to Monday, May 21, you have a 15% chance to get Okoye (Warrior General), Black Panther (Civil War), and Spider-Man (Peter Parker).

In addition, we have a bunch of new Supports coming your way in Marvel Puzzle Quest, starting Tuesday, May 5! Don’t miss out on Vibranium Ore (Wakandan Secret), The Dora Milaje (Protectors of the Throne), Shuri’s Lab (Maker Space), Kimoyo Beads (Vibranium Communicator), and Ancestral Plane (Home of Panthers).

MARVEL STRIKE FORCE

Get ready! The regenerating degenerate himself, Deadpool, is making his way into the role-playing mobile game from FoxNext, available on iOS and Android, starting today through June 10. Take a look at the hilarious trailer above!

 

Starting today, S.T.R.I.K.E. agents can work to unlock and battle against the immortal antihero in brand-new Deadpool Raids and Blitzes. As an ally of your Strike Force, utilize Deadpool’s eclectic arsenal of weapons and kick-ass moves to battle it out against the enemies of S.H.I.E.L.D and earn “chimichanga” premium mOrbs for special Deadpool gear. Based on your level in the game, Deadpool could also be your enemy in battle, so be prepared to fend off piñatas full of tricks and surprises.

Want Deadpool? You’ll need to acquire some Deadpool Orb Fragments playing through the Merc with a Mouth event in-game. Our assassin won’t be lonely for too long as a certain time-hopping mutant will be joining the merc with a mouth starting next week in the game.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more Marvel Games news and interviews.

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Watch the all-new video version to preview this week's Marvel Comics!

Celebrate New Comic Book Day with Marvel’s The Pull List!

On this episode, Ryan and Tucker preview May 16’s new comic releases, including ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, CABLE, CAPTAIN AMERICA, STAR WARS: POE DAMERON, and all the other books that are waiting for you in stores right now! Watch the brand-new, bite-sized video version above, then dive into the full podcast below.

Here’s the full list of what’s available from Marvel this week:

MARVEL PRINT COMICS ON-SALE (5/16/18)

  • ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #35
  • AVENGERS #2
  • BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #18
  • CABLE #157
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #702
  • DAREDEVIL #602
  • HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: CLAWS OF A KILLER #1
  • INFINITY COUNTDOWN: DAREDEVIL #1
  • MIGHTY THOR: AT THE GATES OF VALHALLA #1
  • QUICKSILVER: NO SURRENDER #1
  • STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #27
  • THE PUNISHER #224
  • WEAPON H #3
  • X-MEN: RED #4
  • X-MEN: THE WEDDING SPECIAL #1
  • YOU ARE DEADPOOL #3

COLLECTIONS

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION: SPIDER-MAN NO MORE
  • BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER VOL. 3 – THE SLINGERS RETURN
  • DEADPOOL CLASSIC VOL. 22: MURDER MOST FOWL
  • DEFENDERS MASTERWORKS VOL. 6
  • FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 2 – 6
  • HULK: RETURN TO PLANET HULK
  • MOON KNIGHT: LEGACY VOL. 1 – CRAZY RUNS IN THE FAMILY
  • PUNISHER INVADES THE ‘NAM
  • STAR WARS: POE DAMERON VOL. 4 – LEGEND FOUND

DIGITAL COMICS

  • AVENGERS: BACK TO BASICS #6

ON THE MARVEL APP

  • DEFENDERS (1972) #42-46, 51-57
  • MASTER OF KUNG FU (1974) #75-89
  • PUNISHER INVADES THE ‘NAM: FINAL INVASION (1994) #1
  • THE ‘NAM (1986) #52-53, 67-69

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

  • MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE DEFENDERS VOL. 6 (HC)

FRESHLY DIGITIZED COMICS ON MARVEL UNLIMITED

  • CABLE #80-86, 88-96
  • DAREDEVIL #595
  • DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #289
  • FALCON #2
  • GENERATION X #8
  • HAWKEYE #1-4
  • JESSICA JONES #14
  • MASTER OF KUNG FU #126
  • MOON KNIGHT #188
  • MS. MARVEL #24
  • ROYALS #10
  • RUNAWAYS #3
  • SHE-HULK #159
  • SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #23
  • SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #2
  • STAR WARS #38
  • THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #26
  • THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #22
  • THOR CORPS #1-4
  • THOR: GODSTORM #1-3
  • UNCANNY AVENGERS #29
  • VENOM #157
  • VISION: DIRECTOR’S CUT #6
  • X-MEN: GOLD #15
  • ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE 2 #4

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