Not only will the issue pair two of the publisher’s most banter-friendly characters, but — you might want to make sure you’re sitting down for this one, Deadpool faithful — the match-up will be scripted by fan-favorite “Deadpool” writer Joe Kelly. Responsible for Deadpool’s celebrated, surreal run in the late-1990s, Kelly will script the one-shot issue that pits the mouthy, movie-friendly heroes against one another in what he described as “a big, baroque comic book story that devolves into a ’yo mama’ fight.”
Kelly is joined by cover artist Skottie Young and interior artist Eric Canete on the tale, and offered Splash Page readers the first peek at the issue’s hilarious cover, as well as some thoughts on how the brawl — and the battle of wits — will pan out.
“We’re just trying to keep the Deadpool machine going,” said Kelly of the character’s Spider-Man cameo. “But in the end, it’s all about who’s the bigger wise-ass in the Marvel Universe.”
Kelly told MTV News that a mysterious third party is responsible for bringing the two together in the issue, with the hope that “throwing a canned tornado” at the wall-crawler will keep him busy while more nefarious machinations unfold behind the scenes. And according to Kelly, the meeting of the two characters is less a “team-up” and more a clash of two characters whose similarities are actually their most divisive traits.
“Their jokes styles are so different,” explained Kelly. “Deadpool is so absurd and mean at the drop of a hat, but Spidey is so light. … [Spider-Man] tries to take the high road, but when you spend enough time around Deadpool, you can’t help coming down to his level.”
As for whether he could ever see the two characters’ movie counterparts mixing it up on screen, Kelly said he doubts the capacity for theaters — and audiences — to handle the two characters appearing in the same place at the same time. (And given that “Deadpool” is being developed by Fox and the “Spider-Man” franchise is a Sony property, there’s probably not much to worry about in that respect.)
“It would be the mother of all buddy movies,” he said of a potential Deadpool/Spider-Man meeting on the big screen. “I don’t know if the screen is big enough for Deadpool’s ego and Spider-Man’s size.”
Nevertheless, he promised that readers will all get the crossover chaos they can handle in “Amazing Spider-Man” #611.
“With Deadpool, I get to make the plot as wild as possible,” said Kelly, “because, well… it’s Deadpool.”
“Amazing Spider-Man” #611 hits shelves in November featuring a story by Joe Kelly, cover art by Skottie Young and interior art by Eric Canete. Check out an exclusive preview of the cover to the issue below:
What do you think about Deadpool and Spider-Man matching wits in “Amazing Spider-Man”? Who do you thin will emerge victorious in the brawl… and the witty banter?