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Marvel’s YOU ARE DEADPOOL Miniseries Turns a Comic Into a Game

Deadpool‘s fourth wall breaking insanity has helped transform him into one of Marvel’s most popular characters. The Merc with a Mouth is famously unpredictable, and now there’s a new voice in his head that’s guiding his actions: yours. Marvel’s new five-issue miniseries, You Are Deadpool, is not only a comic, it’s a series of stand-alone RPG adventures that invite readers to take control of Wade Wilson and experience the Marvel Universe from his unique perspective. As you can see below, the comic also works as a tutorial for the game.

Al Ewing is the writer of this miniseries, with artists Salva Espin and Paco Diaz rotating on each issue. While Marvel has produced comics that tied into games, You Are Deadpool is the first time the publisher has attempted a series like this. It resembles a Choose Your Own Adventure story, with elements inspired by single-player RPGs like Fighting Fantasy, Lone Wolf, and Diceman.

Each issue will be a self-contained story with outcomes dictated by the choices made by the players, their accumulated scores, and the luck of the dice as they roll to victory or defeat. There are some Deadpool-inspired dice in the issue itself, but that’s just a bit of trolling from the comic. You should probably use real dice if you want the full effect.

While plot details are scarce at this time, Deadpool will encounter other Marvel heroes in this series, including Hulk, Ghost Rider, and Daredevil. But if the game is anything like Deadpool’s other adventures then only he will realize that his life has literally become a game for your amusement. Additionally, Marvel promises that there will be “unique minigames about bar fights, beat poetry, and sneaking through levels.” The following page demonstrates the combat system, as former Deadpool writer Kieron Gillen has a chance to use his sandwich as a deadly weapon.

You Are Deadpool #1 will be released on Wednesday, May 2, with subsequent issues released on a weekly basis.

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