In RPG-Style ‘You Are Deadpool’ Comic, The Reader Calls The Shots

by Hannah Means Shannon

Marvel are going to be publishing a Deadpool comic that really plays up the traditional breaking of the fourth wall in the comic by putting the reader in the driver’s seat in a role playing game-type scenario.

This five-part weekly miniseries will cast the reader in the role of Deadpool as You Are Deadpool takes on new danger and adventures.

Written by Al Ewing (Avengers: No Surrender) with art by Salva Espin (Deadpool) and Paco Diaz (Avengers: No Surrender), You Are Deadpool is an “interactive narrative that lets readers control Deadpool’s story by rolling dice, keeping track of their scores, and making smart (or disastrous) decisions”, according to Marvel.

They are also teasing appearances by “classic and unique guest stars” in the comic.

Al Ewing explains extensively in lots of caps:

YOU ARE DEADPOOL is a five-part adventure gamebook in the classic tradition of FIGHTING FANTASY, LONE WOLF and DICEMAN — where YOU, and the cut-out-and-keep DEADPOOL DIE, control the action! Every week brings a COMPLETE single-player adventure — where you encounter glamorous guest-stars like HULK, GHOST RIDER, GRASSHOPPER, DAREDEVIL and ANOTHER GRASSHOPPER — that form an EPIC QUEST the like of which you’ve NEVER SEEN, unless you have! And there’s more! Fight END-OF-LEVEL BOSSES! Manage your inventory by STEALING background objects! Explore FIVE DIFFERENT TIME ZONES in NEARLY ANY ORDER! Play the TUTORIAL LEVEL! Enjoy UNIQUE MINIGAMES about BAR FIGHTS, BEAT POETRY and SNEAKING THROUGH LEVELS! LAUGH! CRY! CHEAT! It’s all waiting for YOU — because YOU ARE DEADPOOL!

You’ll find this gaming-comics experience on the shelf in May 2018.

YOU ARE DEADPOOL #1 (of 5)

Written by AL EWING

Art by SALVA ESPIN (issues #1, 3, 5) & PACO DIAZ (Issues #2, 4)

Covers by RAHZZAH

On-Sale 5/2/18