Announced at New York Comic Con on Friday, Deadpool the Duck, by Stuart Moore and Jacopo Camagni, is a five-issue miniseries in which Deadpool becomes Howard the Duck, or maybe Howard the Duck becomes Deadpool. To be honest it seems a little complicated. In any case the comic comes out in January 2017, and you have to admit that a duck in Deadpool's costume is pretty cute.

From what we know, it sounds like this is a story in which Howard and Deadpool are actually merged into a single being, sort of like on Steven Universe, rather than the introduction of a new character. On the other hand, it's possible to read the synopsis to mean that Deadpool and Howard somehow produce a child together, but that seems less likely. After all, if this duck was their kid, he'd probably have his own name, or at least be called "Deadpool Jr the Duck."

 

Deadpool the Duck #2 Cover by David Nakayama

 

Here's the official word from Marvel:

What do you get when you take one cynical anthropomorphic duck (named Howard) and cross it with the smelliest (and most annoying) mercenary in the Marvel Universe? DEADPOOL THE DUCK! When Deadpool is sent on a mission from SHIELD to capture a high-profile E.T. that is rampaging across the high plains, the snatch-and-grab turns out to be much more complicated than the Merc with a Mouth anticipated. One unfortunate wrong place at the wrong time accident later leaves Deadpool and Howard fighting for control of the cutest mercenary the Marvel Universe has ever seen! Brought to you with words by Stuart Moore (CLOAK & DAGGER, THANOS: DEATH SENTENCE Novel) and art by Jacopo Camagni (DEADPOOL’s SECRET SECRET WARS).