Yup, you saw that right. The team-up I'm sure you never saw coming - Captain Britain and Deadpool.
Deadpool Team-up is one of the seemingly never ending new Deadpool ongoing books. And in May this year the Merc with a Mouth will be visiting the UK.
Here's the solicit:
DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #893
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Penciled by MATTEO SCALERA
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Heroic Age Variant by MATTEO SCALERA
TEAM-UP WITH CAPTAIN BRITAIN - Special Relationship
Cor Blimey guv'nor and, indeed, luv a duck. The fabled missing weapons haul of Captain Britain's old enemy Slaymaster has finally been discovered, which sends Deadpool, and every other mercenary with air miles to cash in, to jolly old England in pursuit of a VERY large payday. But Captain Britain isn't just going to let the deadly Slaymaster tech hit the open market. That just wouldn't be cricket.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
And I absolutely LOVE that Humberto Ramos cover (Although, yes, I know... Technically Deadpool is Canadian).
Many of you might be aware that I am a little scathing of explosion of Deadpool titles at the moment. But with this one I cannot complain. For those who are unaware of Slaymaster, he was one of Captain Britain's foes from back in his pre-Excalibur days. He was a killer. An Arab man who prided himself in the art of killing, and saw the near impervious Captain Britain as one hell of a challenge.
He was killed off in the 80s, during Jamie Delano's run on Captain Britain, where Brian ended up smashing his head in with a large rock, shortly after Slaymaster had blinded Psylocke (For those of you who always wondered why Psylocke had mechanical eyes when he first joined the X-Men - well, that's how that began).
In taking the time to acknowledge that little part of past continuity they have won me over. And as with Age of Heroes, all Captain Britain & MI13 fans you MUST pick up this book.
Sales clearly do talk to Marvel. And if the sales of those two issue leap purely through a connection to CB&MI13 it can only be a good thing.
Plus, I think it's safe to say, that this should be a lot of fun. A lot of quite silly, but genuine fun. And as long as you come into reading this one taking the tone from the cover, I'm sure it'll be worth your while.