Marvel.com’s Ryan Penagos hosted a chat last week with Greg Crafts from Gentle Giant Ltd., the company that makes various Marvel statues, and one of the big reveals during the chat was the above boxed set featuring the members of the Deadpool Corps–Lady Deadpool, Squirrelpool, Headpool, Kidpool and Dogpool, in case you aren’t up on the various ‘pools out there. The set will also include Deadpool, created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, of course, but the statue hasn’t been painted yet. You can see the unpainted version over at Agent M’s Tumblr.
USA Today talks to Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld in a post-WonderCon article about all things Deadpool. Three things in it jumped out at me:
1) The cover to Deadpool Corps #3 features a fun homage to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at the Disney parks.
Also, USA Today credits the cover to Liefeld, but I believe it’s actually by Arthur Suydam — at least that’s what Marvel.com says. The cover is indeed by Rob Liefeld and Mike Capprotti, according to Liefeld on Twitter. (Thanks and apologies, Rob!)
2) Deadpool is almost 20 years old. Holy cats.
3) “…and there are rumors of everything from a Deadpool Noir series to an R-rated Deadpool MAX title to a Kidpool spinoff.” Hell, why not? I say milk it — it kind of goes with the tone and attitude of the character.