Marvel Preview: Deadpool 'Was Only Joking' About Fighting Thanos in Deadpool vs Thanos #1

Thursday, 06 August 2015 - 10:37AM
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Thursday, 06 August 2015 - 10:37AM
Marvel Preview: Deadpool 'Was Only Joking' About Fighting Thanos in Deadpool vs Thanos #1
Thanos and Deadpool will come to blows in the upcoming Deadpool vs. Thanos series from Marvel comics, but it's not exactly a fair fight. Thanos is one of the most powerful supervillains in the Marvel Universe, part of a race of literal Titans and possessing the ability to harness huge amounts of cosmic energy. Deadpool, on the other hand, is barely more than a human guy, with some healing abilities, some martial arts training, and the superhuman ability to break the fourth wall:

Marvel Preview: Deadpool vs Thanos #1

The series, which Marvel summarizes as "Racing to Find Death," sees Deadpool and Thanos begrudgingly united in their search for their common ex-girlfriend, Death itself. 

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"Mistress Death, the epitome of death itself is kidnapped and disappears, so no one is doing the job of 'reaping' the living," explained writer Tim Seeley in a Marvel statement. "Both Thanos and Deadpool have a romantic history with Ms. Death, so they're drawn together to find her."
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Marvel Preview: Deadpool vs Thanos #1

Deadpool also has a superhuman ability to annoy everyone he meets, so naturally Thanos doesn't take to him very well:

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"He hates him," said Seeley. "To Thanos, Deadpool is everything he despises about life. He's unpredictable, he's irrational and he's just plain annoying. There's a good reason Thanos kills Wade on the second page of issue #1."
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But in spite of this slight setback, the two characters still work together, as Thanos is forced to put his personal antipathy towards Deadpool aside:

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"Thanos finds he needs Wade," said Seeley. "Mistress Death is only speaking to Deadpool, not him. So, in addition to just plain hating the guy, he's resentful and jealous too."
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Marvel Preview: Deadpool vs Thanos #1

The series, which is illustrated by Elmo Bondoc, will serve as a "tour of Marvel bad guys," not just Thanos. Other classic Marvel supervillains will appear, such as Dr. Doom, Mephisto, Blackheart, the Black Talon, and more.

Here are the preview pages, first published on Comicbook.com:

Marvel Preview: Deadpool vs Thanos #1

Marvel Preview: Deadpool vs Thanos #1

Marvel Preview: Deadpool vs Thanos #1

The first two issues of Marvel's Deadpool vs Thanos come out in comic book stores in September. 
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