We've seen heroes fight other heroes before. When we first heard about the upcoming HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL miniseries, we knew this would be something different. With Gerry Duggan writing and Matteo Lolli handling the art, it's guaranteed to be something you won't want to miss.
Both Hawkeye and Deadpool try to be heroes in their own way but don't always succeed. We can barely imagine what will happen in this series so we decided to ask Gerry some questions to see what we could find out.
COMIC VINE: This sounds like a crazy and brilliant idea. How did this come about and who okay’d it?
GERRY DUGGAN: It is an idea so crazy that it can only work. Blame Sana [Amanat] and the other fine editors at Marvel.
CV: Hawkeye’s sort of turned into this down-on-his-luck guy who still kicks butt but manages to keep it real. Will he and Deadpool immediately get along?
GD: Quite the opposite. Neither respects or understands the other, it's like Lethal Weapon with two Riggs. Two characters in search of a Murtaugh. If a portion of the fun we're having makes it onto the page, then we'll have a fun book.
CV: Can we assume Hawkeye might “accidentally” shoot Deadpool once or twice?
GD: That would be a good bet, but then again so would deliberate acts of violence. The "versus" is a theme I hope to carry through the mini-series.
CV: Who has the bigger ego?
GD: The Living Planet does.
CV: What’s the main plot of the story?
GD: A corpse on the front stoop of Barton's building leads to some missing information and the uncovering of a criminal conspiracy. Barton feels this one heavy, and the mystery that is revealed will give Deadpool a personal stake in a successful resolution.
CV: This is a five issue series. Why start with zero?
GD: Because 0 comes before 1.
CV: Will this series fit in nicely with DEADPOOL and…Hawkeye’s other adventures?
GD: It will look great next to your Deadpool books, your Hawkeye books, or on the back of your commode. Fans of either will have fun, and fans of both will have twice the amount of fun. It's science!
CV: Will we find out who the bigger screw up is?
GD: It will be a matter for discussions on message boards and at back-issue bins across the country. Both sides will receive plenty of evidence to support their cause.
CV: What about dogs? Both have had dogs before. Any bonding over dogs or using a pooper scooper?
GD: So far there is a cat. Beyond that, I cannot say.
Pick up the book if you like Hawkeye, Deadpool, surprise Spider-villains, or Halloween in Bed-Stuy.
Thanks again! See you at Halloween.
Look for HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL this October.