DEADPOOL EPIC COLLECTION: DROWNING MAN

Cover Design or Artwork by Walter McDaniel
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On sale Jan 09, 2024 | 464 Pages | 9781302953324
| Rated T+
FOC Oct 23, 2023 | Catalog September 2023
Joe Kelly's riotous, character-defining run continues! Deadpool battles the revamped Great Lakes Avengers - but can he and Blind Al escape the past when they're hurled into the pages of a Silver Age Spider-Man story?! Then, as T-Ray and Typhoid Mary continue to torment Deadpool, will X-Force's Siryn help save him from his own self-destructive tendencies? As Wade inches closer to the edge, the man called Ajax is cleaning house, and he wants Deadpool's stain scrubbed from the planet. But what is his connection to Wade Wilson's untold origin? And will Wade feel Death's embrace? Plus: As cosmic oblivion looms, Deadpool hits the casinos and battles Batroc, and the Merc with a Mouth meets the Heroes for Hire! Collecting DEADPOOL (1997) #10-20, DEADPOOL/DEATH ANNUAL '98, HEROES FOR HIRE (1997) #10-11, BABY'S FIRST DEADPOOL BOOK and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #47.
Joe Kelly broke into Marvel in 1997, adding his own style of irreverence to Deadpool and turning the title into a cult sensation. After runs on Daredevil and X-Men, Kelly departed for DC Comics, where he delivered award-winning work on Action Comics and Superboy. He subsequently returned to Marvel, collaborating with the “Spider-Man Brain Trust” and penning several memorable arcs on Amazing Spider-Man. Kelly combined the two Marvel characters with which he is most closely associated in the riotous team-up series Spider-Man/Deadpool. Along with several fellow comic creators, Kelly established Man of Action, the studio that has produced the Ben 10 animated series.

Shannon Denton began his comics career contributing art to various Image titles. After a short stint illustrating Deadpool, Denton wrote and drew the Antarctic Press one-shots Big Game and Actionopolis, and cowrote several titles with Keith Giffen, including Common Foe, Grunts and Gutwrencher. In 2000, Denton founded independent publisher Komikwerks. Denton also works in the animation field and has contributed to several Fox Kids shows — including the X-Men, Spider-Man and Silver Surfer — as well as the film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

After getting his start as an intern at WildStorm Productions, artist Pete Woods went on to illustrate such WildStorm titles as StormWatch, Wetworks and Backlash. Moving to Marvel, he drew issues of Excalibur before joining writer Joe Kelly on Deadpool. At DC, he penciled a four-year run on Robin, later working on Action Comics with writers Geoff Johns and Paul Cornell, and the miniseries Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton with cowriters James Robinson and Sterling Gates.

Walter McDaniel’s Marvel output includes annuals for Gambit, Ka-Zar and Wolverine, along with stints on Deadpool and Deathlok. Elsewhere, he has drawn Earth 4 for Continuity Comics, as well as Crush and Pact for Image.

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Joe Kelly's riotous, character-defining run continues! Deadpool battles the revamped Great Lakes Avengers - but can he and Blind Al escape the past when they're hurled into the pages of a Silver Age Spider-Man story?! Then, as T-Ray and Typhoid Mary continue to torment Deadpool, will X-Force's Siryn help save him from his own self-destructive tendencies? As Wade inches closer to the edge, the man called Ajax is cleaning house, and he wants Deadpool's stain scrubbed from the planet. But what is his connection to Wade Wilson's untold origin? And will Wade feel Death's embrace? Plus: As cosmic oblivion looms, Deadpool hits the casinos and battles Batroc, and the Merc with a Mouth meets the Heroes for Hire! Collecting DEADPOOL (1997) #10-20, DEADPOOL/DEATH ANNUAL '98, HEROES FOR HIRE (1997) #10-11, BABY'S FIRST DEADPOOL BOOK and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #47.

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Joe Kelly broke into Marvel in 1997, adding his own style of irreverence to Deadpool and turning the title into a cult sensation. After runs on Daredevil and X-Men, Kelly departed for DC Comics, where he delivered award-winning work on Action Comics and Superboy. He subsequently returned to Marvel, collaborating with the “Spider-Man Brain Trust” and penning several memorable arcs on Amazing Spider-Man. Kelly combined the two Marvel characters with which he is most closely associated in the riotous team-up series Spider-Man/Deadpool. Along with several fellow comic creators, Kelly established Man of Action, the studio that has produced the Ben 10 animated series.

Shannon Denton began his comics career contributing art to various Image titles. After a short stint illustrating Deadpool, Denton wrote and drew the Antarctic Press one-shots Big Game and Actionopolis, and cowrote several titles with Keith Giffen, including Common Foe, Grunts and Gutwrencher. In 2000, Denton founded independent publisher Komikwerks. Denton also works in the animation field and has contributed to several Fox Kids shows — including the X-Men, Spider-Man and Silver Surfer — as well as the film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

After getting his start as an intern at WildStorm Productions, artist Pete Woods went on to illustrate such WildStorm titles as StormWatch, Wetworks and Backlash. Moving to Marvel, he drew issues of Excalibur before joining writer Joe Kelly on Deadpool. At DC, he penciled a four-year run on Robin, later working on Action Comics with writers Geoff Johns and Paul Cornell, and the miniseries Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton with cowriters James Robinson and Sterling Gates.

Walter McDaniel’s Marvel output includes annuals for Gambit, Ka-Zar and Wolverine, along with stints on Deadpool and Deathlok. Elsewhere, he has drawn Earth 4 for Continuity Comics, as well as Crush and Pact for Image.