Every now and then I find myself in a social occasion where Kieron Gillen is describing the ins and out or a particular role-playing game. Dice are usually involved. Even though I don't smoke, I usually decide that's an opportune moment to go outside and pretend I do.
And now he's doing it in my bloody Deadpool comics.
Al Ewing is often at said events, and he has clearly been sucking it in like a sponge. Because he is writing You Are Deadpool, a five-weekly series for May that's a choose-your-own-adventure-style story. With dice. Which you can even cut out.
Written by Al Ewing (Avengers: No Surrender) with art by Salva Espin (Deadpool) and Paco Diaz (Avengers: No Surrender), YOU ARE DEADPOOL is an interactive narrative that lets readers control Deadpool's story by rolling dice, keeping track of their scores, and making smart (or disastrous) decisions. And be prepared to meet some classic and unique guest stars as you travel through time as Deadpool in a whirlwind adventure!
"YOU ARE DEADPOOL is a five-part adventure gamebook in the classic tradition of FIGHTING FANTASY, LONE WOLF and DICEMAN — where YOU, and the cut-out-and-keep DEADPOOL DIE, control the action! Every week brings a COMPLETE single-player adventure — where you encounter glamorous guest-stars like HULK, GHOST RIDER, GRASSHOPPER, DAREDEVIL and ANOTHER GRASSHOPPER — that form an EPIC QUEST the like of which you've NEVER SEEN, unless you have!" teases series writer Al Ewing. "And there's more! Fight END-OF-LEVEL BOSSES! Manage your inventory by STEALING background objects! Explore FIVE DIFFERENT TIME ZONES in NEARLY ANY ORDER! Play the TUTORIAL LEVEL! Enjoy UNIQUE MINIGAMES about BAR FIGHTS, BEAT POETRY and SNEAKING THROUGH LEVELS! LAUGH! CRY! CHEAT! It's all waiting for YOU — because YOU ARE DEADPOOL!"
It's a series unlike anything Marvel Comics has ever done – new and seasoned readers alike will get their chance to play this May, when YOU ARE DEADPOOL hits your local comic shop!
Well, I mean, apart from that issue of Squirrel Girl. How soon Marvel PR forgets.
YOU ARE DEADPOOL #1 (of 5)
Written by AL EWING
Art by SALVA ESPIN (issues #1, 3, 5) & PACO DIAZ (Issues #2, 4)
Covers by RAHZZAH
I'm just going out for a smoke, okay?