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Exclusive Interview: Peter David on DEADPOOL'S ART OF WAR

There's a new miniseries coming and Deadpool plans on writing a book.

In October we'll get to see another Deadpool miniseries. There's something that makes this one a little different. It's going to be written by Peter David (with art by Scott Koblish). We haven't seen Peter write Deadpool before so that's going to be fun to see. The four-issue series also deals with Sun Tzu's The Art of War. Here's the official synopsis:


Written by PETER DAVID



Sun Tzu’s Art of War has been called the definitive work on military strategy and tactics and has influenced leaders in both warfare and business for hundreds of years...which means it’s totally in the public domain and ripe for being ripped off by Deadpool! And what’s Deadpool’s plan to ensure his version of Art of War outsells the original? Make sure the entire world is at war when it comes out!

To find out more, we spoke with Peter about what we can expect to see in this series.

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COMIC VINE: Is this the first time you’ve written a Deadpool story?

PETER DAVID: Yup. He did an off panel cameo in an issue of X-Factor, but otherwise this is my first outing with him.

CV: We’ve seen different takes on the Merc with a Mouth. How do you see him?

PD: As a combination of Ambush Bug and Wolverine. He certainly knows he's in a comic but doesn't let that affect how he goes about his business.

CV: How did the idea come about to mix Deadpool and Sun Tzu’s The Art of War?

PD: Actually, I've wanted to do a comic book version of The Art of War for many years. My idea was to illustrate the various chapters using Marvel superheroes. I was batting the idea around with Axel Alonso and it was Axel who suggested we make it the Deadpool Art of War. I immediately saw the possibilities and embraced the idea.

CV: The Art of War is divided into thirteen chapters. How many will Deadpool’s have?

PD: Thirteen. Why screw with a classic.

CV: Could Deadpool actually get his act together and release his own version of The Art of War?

PD: That's his plan. He wants to do his own take on it and publish it and make a million bucks off it.

CV: Can you tell us anyone that Deadpool will run into or interact with in this series?

PD: Pretty much everyone. Asgardians, Avengers, X-Men. Everyone's on board.

CV: Can we assume you’ll be giving Scott Koblish lots of violence, mayhem, and typical Deadpool shenanigans to draw?

PD: That's the plan.

CV: What are you most looking forward to doing in this series?

PD: Autographing it.

And we're most looking forward to reading the series. Make sure you keep an eye out for this one. It's due in October so be sure to let your local comic shop know you want them to add it to your pull list.