Deadpool returns next year to face the new villain Death Grip

Cody Ziglar and Rogê Antônio helm a new ongoing series for the Merc with a Mouth.

Deadpool will return in a solo series next year courtesy of writer Cody Ziglar and artist Rogê Antônio.

“Wade’s been one of my favorite characters since I first got into super hero comics, so being asked to helm a Deadpool series was a dream come true,” said Ziglar, who contributed to the recent Seven Slaughters one-shot featuring Deadpool. “I look forward to diving into and exploring Wade’s family (found or otherwise), his unique approach to being a (mostly) unkillable mercenary, as well see what kinda of whackos they bring into his orbit.”

cover by Taurin Clarke

According to, the series will introduce a new villain, Death Grip, and also feature Deadpool’s daughter Ellie:

In addition to a brand-new archenemy named Death Grip—who may very well live up to his name—the series will also feature Deadpool’s daughter Ellie in a pivotal role. It’s a father/daughter duo the Marvel Universe isn’t ready for… and if Death Grip has his way, it’ll only lead to heartbreak!

A new era for the Merc with a Mouth, and a gun, and a sword… Ziglar and Antônio have a wild ride planned for the Merc with the Mouth! Introducing a terrifying new villain who won’t stop until he catches Wade in his Death Grip. But all work and no play makes Deadpool a very DEAD boy!

“Deadpool has always been on the list of characters I’d like to draw one day, and that’s finally happening!” said Antônio, whose recent carnage-filled work has been on titles like Venom and Carnage. “For me, he is one of the most fun characters and allows me to play with him a lot, artistically speaking. I can’t wait to see readers’ reactions!”

Look for the first issue on April 3.

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