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Gail Simone working on ‘first Marvel story in TEN YEARS’


Before writing titles like Birds of Prey, Secret Six and Batgirl for DC Comics, Gail Simone had a brief tenure at Marvel, working on Deadpool, the Deadpool-spinoff Agent X and the kid-friendly Gus Beezer one-shots. It’s been more than 10 years since those titles first saw print, but now she’s headed back to the House of Ideas to work on a new Deadpool story for the big wedding issue.

“Am I Excited? To be writing my first Marvel story in TEN YEARS?” she sad on her Tumblr. “Yes, I am!”

If you frequent her Tumblr, you know she talks fondly of Deadpool and the Agent X characters whenever she’s asked about them, so it isn’t surprising to see her once again writing the now-engaged character. Will her story perhaps involve some of the Agent X cast, like Taskmaster, Outlaw or the title character himself? I guess we’ll find out in April.

In addition to Simone and, of course, series regulars Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn, Deadpool #27 will also feature stories written by Fabian Nicieza, Mark Waid, Joe Kelly, Christopher Priest, Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri, Daniel Way and Victor Gischler, with art by Mike Hawthorne, Scott Koblish and “many more.” Check out the solicitation information below.


Save the date! Marvel Comics would like to formally request the honor of your presence at the wedding of Deadpool this April in the pages of the super-sized DEADPOOL #27! Presiding over the ceremony will be Messers Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn with the artistic aesthetics of Mike Hawthorne and Scott Koblish.

A day you never dreamed would come has finally arrived – as Deadpool and his mysterious bride to be (wouldn’t you like to know?) tie the knot in front of friends and family alike. And in a way only the Merc With a Mouth can! Believe us, this one is going to be…interesting.

“We’re complicating his life and we’ll be pulling him in different directions,” said writer Gerry Duggan in an interview with “I think that’s something everyone can relate to, and will lead to some more fun comic books.”

The ceremony will be followed by a reception unlike any other – as ‘pool writers of yesteryear return for new stories featuring the garish groom-to-be. Including Fabian Nicieza, Mark Waid, Joe Kelly, Christopher Priest, Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri, Gail Simone, Daniel Way & Victor Gischler.

Though gifts are not required, the happy couple has requested you bring your own weapons to the reception. Please RSVP at your local comic shops when DEADPOOL #27 walks down the aisle this April!

Variant Cover by MARK BROOKS
Taco Time Variant by MATTHEW WAITE
Issue #27 Anniversary Variant by ART ADAMS



More excited for this than I am for Detective #27.

Well, lets just hope she doesn’t give the same subpar “phone it in” scripts on Deadpool that she did with Firestorm, a title that I was really looking forward to that turned out to be complete dreck.

She should just leave DC and go to Marvel full-stop. She’s totally wasted writing Batgirl, and while I can understand her being protective of Barbara Gordon as a character, the book has just been a dreary mess.

Don’t be surprised if Simone does exactly that. You never hear about editorial interference from Marvel. DC has had very public dust ups with their creative people in last few years. When a writer or artist leaves Marvel it must be under fairly good terms when they leave DC, the shit hits the fan.

I loved her run on Deadpool and Agent X. Haven’t felt the same sort of affection for her current Batgirl run (which has seemed dreary, and overly gruesome).

Doctor Deadpool

January 4, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Gail Simone and Mark Waid doing a Deadpool story? YES.

Honestly, why hasn’t Marvel offered Gail Simone some more work, I mean some of their heroines could use her “magic touch” in making them look better.

I think I’m far more excited seeing Kelly and Nicieza return to Deadpool. Though Simone’s run comes in third after them.

This is pretty much an automatic read for me. I loved Simone’s Deadpool and Agent X. But Joe Kelly is the real star Deadpool writer (and he also wrote my favorite Superman story over at DC).

This was back when ‘Pool was in his prime, in terms of writing.

I’d love to see Udon return for some DP art.

As much as I enjoy Simone, for me the big news is Christopher Priest writing ANYTHING again. Between this and the Q&W series he’s doing maybe we’ll see him on a regular book again.

I’d think there are quite a few different comics that Gail Simone would be good at writing for Marvel. I would love to see her write another villain centered comic as Secret Six was one of my favorites while it was coming out.

DC & Marvel sucks poo

January 5, 2014 at 2:29 am

Don’t listen to people here, Gail! Forget working for either DC or Marvel and work for Image or other indie publisher. Both DC and Marvel comics are trash no matter what their respective fanboys say.

So am i the only one who thinks she’s an average writer? I only ask because whenever i say this, people react like i just punched an orphanage of babies in the face.

I’m not much of a fan of her work either, Richard. I read her Firestorm and as much as I love the character, could not continue reading that mess.

Hurrah!!! In my opinion, she’s one of the best main stream writers since the new millennium. “Secret Six” was one of the best team books in the last 10 years. I wanted to get “Leaving Megalopolis” because it looked like Walking Dead/Infinity Crisis fun. Heck, her JLU episode “Double Date” was awesome.

I have high hopes!

Christopher Priest! That’s utterly brilliant news

Gail Simone’s brief stint on Deadpool was very much to my liking.
It is because of that that I decided to buy Red Sonja as of issue 1 to the present.

Glad to read that she is exited. I am exited that Mark Waid is on board as well.

Although Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza created Deadpool for Marvel, there is one writer who, to me, EXCELLED at writing the character. That writer is Joe Kelly.
In collaboration with Ed McGuiness, Pete Woods and Walter McDaniel he produced some marvelous comics. May favorite was issue 11.

THANK GOD Christopher Priest writes again. His Black Panther series was AWESOME!

“She should just leave DC and go to Marvel full-stop. She’s totally wasted writing Batgirl, and while I can understand her being protective of Barbara Gordon as a character, the book has just been a dreary mess.”

Read what you wrote, Stath, lol

Batgirl is terrible because of the terrible SImone writing

The name I’m most interested in here is C. Priest. He should be brought back into the Marvel fold to write an ongoing Deadpool series or whatever else he likes.


I’m wary about this piece o’ news, is she gonna write a short story or is she actively writing the issue?

Cause if it’s the former… i guess i can skip her short, if it’s the latter… i’d have to skip the issue (and the arc if she’s involved)

I just really don’t like her writing.

“So am i the only one who thinks she’s an average writer?”

You are not, in fact, the only one.

This is only for one issue? As usual Rich Dumbston makes it sound like something bigger than it actually is

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