Deadpool is Marvel's most popular comedy character of the last decade. Howard the Duck was the publisher's comedy star of the Bronze Age, and he's enjoyed a recent revival. But what if these two characters were squished together into one character? That's the very important question that's answered in Deadpool the Duck, a five issue mini-series written by Stuart Moore with art by Jacopo Camagni.

In this unlettered preview, we see that Deadpool is on a mission with SHIELD, while Howard is in a car with Rocket Raccoon, who's only foaming at the mouth a little bit --- and then they somehow get combined into a duck in a Deadpool suit. I assume there are pages in between these, but it's also possible that the merger happens that suddenly and then gets explained later. Either way, the ensuing adventure ought to amuse fans of both characters.

Deadpool the Duck #1 features variant covers by Chip Zdarsky, Rafael Albuquerque, and Dave Johnson. It goes on sale January 4.


Art by Jacopo Camagni
Art by Jacopo Camagni
Art by Jacopo Camagni
Art by Jacopo Camagni
Variant Cover by Rafael Albuquerque
Variant Cover by Chip Zdarsky
Connecting Variant A by Dave Johnson


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 #1! Coming to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on Janurary 4th, its high-stakes avian antics as two of Marvel’s most beloved, and crass, heroes merge for an all-new series brought to you by Stuart Moore (CLOAK & DAGGER, THANOS: DEATH SENTENCE Novel) and Jacopo Camagni (DEADPOOL’s SECRET SECRET WARS).

When Deadpool is sent on a mission from S.H.I.E.L.D. 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 as the newest mercenary of the Marvel Universe!

So strap in, break out your chimichangas and crusty bread scraps and hang on! Because you’re in for: rabid raccoons, secret laboratories, cramped spaceships, evil corporations, gastric distress, and S.H.I.E.L.D. Did we mention that’s only issue one?! Flap your wings over to your local comic shop on January 4th to get your hands on DEADPOOL THE DUCK #1!