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!

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Skottie Young reveals what's in store for the Merc with a Mouth!

We may have bid farewell to DESPICABLE DEADPOOL, but with one end comes a fresh start — and DEADPOOL #1, written by Skottie Young with artists Nic Klein and Scott Hepburn. The issue hits stands on June 6 but we have a first look at the book with art from Scott Hepburn and some insight from Skottie Young himself.

Upon our return to Wade Wilson’s World, we find Deadpool trying to get his merc work back in gear. After working with super groups like the Avengers, X-Force, and S.H.I.E.L.D., he’s back to working alone, and just in time — there’s a huge threat to deal with, and Deadpool just happens to be available! Lucky us! But first — doesn’t every hero deserve an origin story in Issue #1? Deadpool certainly thinks so, and that’s just what we get in these preview pages, whether we like it or not.

We asked Skottie what else we can expect from Issue #1 and how he’ll be denying Deadpool a peaceful existence as he starts merc’ing all over again: “Deadpool is trying to go back to his roots of merc for hire. Like any new business, things are off to a slow start. Basically, he’s a freelancer, and for the last 17 years, I’ve learned that there’s rarely peace and harmony in freelancing. It’s always a grind to find a balance. Deadpool is going take a ride on that roller coaster in issue #1 and beyond.”

But if you think we’re going to see high drama from this new Deadpool run, you can check your tears at the door. Skottie assures us that this will be full of the humor you love:  “There’s a reason I’ve been wanting to write this character for years. I get him. Like in my real life, I can use Wade’s humor to entertain, mask pain, distract or just flat out annoy you, intentionally or unintentionally. Listen to the stories of almost any comedian and you quickly realize where the ‘sad clown’ cliche came from. Deadpool is a Sad Clown with guns and swords and a mutant healing factor. So let’s change the label to ‘SAD VIOLENT KILLER FOR HIRE CLOWN.'”

DEADPOOL #1 will hit stands and be available digitally on June 6, 2018 with the amazing pages below by Scott Hepburn! Pre-order with your local comic book store!

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Skottie Young and Nic Klein! Jeff Lemire and Kim Jacinto!

On June 6, DEADPOOL and SENTRY join Marvel’s list of brand-new number ones!

In the pages of DEADPOOL, writer Skottie Young and artist Nic Klein bring you the craziest tales of the regeneratin’ degenerate yet! It’s been a while since Deadpool’s had to merc to make ends meet, but things are tough all over. While Deadpool tries to get his humble mercenary-for-hire business back off the ground, a catastrophic threat so unfathomably huge, so mind-breakingly cataclysmic it defies description, is heading towards Earth, and there’s only one person who can stop it!!!

Oh no, wait, it’s…it’s not Wade, is it?

Oh, ☠☠☠☠. It’s Wade.

Deadpool #1 Cover by Nic Klein

And in SENTRY, written by Jeff Lemire with art by Kim Jacinto, the Golden Guardian returns…but is that really such a good thing?

The greatest hero that the Marvel Universe ever forgot has returned! The Sentryshining sentinel with the power of a thousand exploding sunsis back from the dead, but his troubled mind is far from finding peace. By day, he trudges through a mundane life as Bob Reynolds; at night, the Sentry soars across a gleaming, perfect skyline. But how much of the Sentry’s dual existence is real? And what of his other dark self, the Void?

Get ready for a mind-bending series will shake the Sentry, and the Marvel Universe, to its foundations.

The Sentry #1 Cover by Bryan Hitch

Read DEADPOOL #1, by Skottie Young and Nic Klein, and SENTRY #1, by Jeff Lemire and Kim Jacinto—both out on June 6! 

Learn more, and stay up-to-date with all the exciting announcements coming from Marvel Comics, right here!

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