Every so often, comic book publishers send out previews of upcoming comics without any of the lettering finished. The result, while pretty to look at, leaves readers wondering just what the hell is going on in those pages. Well, wonder no more.
Here at Bleeding Cool, we have combined decades of experience in reading comic books, so we can tell what's happening, even without the words. Using that knowledge, we've lettered these previews ourselves, using our best guess at what the dialog should actually be. We can't guarantee 100% accuracy- in fact, our accuracy may be much lower than that – but we can guarantee that it's better than looking at a bunch of unfinished pages.
In this issue of Improbable Previews, we check in with the cast of Deadpool and the Mercs for Money as they learn about DC's plans to steal Marvel's old gimmick of giving out free digital copies with each purchase of a physical comic that Marvel just abandoned last week, to great public outcry. How will the team respond? Will Marvel hike its prices up another dollar to compete with DC's $3.99 price hike? Will they overship thousands of extra copies of books to stores in April to make DC's program look like a failure? And more importantly, how will DC manage to screw this one up like they always do?
The answers to these questions may or may not be contained in Deadpool and the Mercs for Money #8, from Cullen Bunn, Iban Coello, and Guru eFX, in stores February 1. But they're definitely contained below, so check 'em out!