Solo: dedicated counter-terrorist with teleportation powers. Solo: red-haired dude with a whole lot of guns. Solo: once a very minor Spider-Man character from the '80s. Solo: showing up in the wrong place at the wrong time, and trying to play it off like a cool guy.

Whoever you know Solo as, you've probably already heard that he's getting his own series written by Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne, with art by Paco Diaz. Check out a preview of issue #1 below.

Solo #1 seems pretty tongue-in-cheek from these preview pages, which shouldn't be too surprising since the book is spinning out of Deadpool and the Mercs for Money. Solo is clearly a character who takes himself very seriously, but here the focus is on him screwing up and finding a crate of toys where he was expecting weapons, and then realizing he's totally in the wrong place. I suppose that's a risk of long distance teleportation.

The idea of a Punisher-like character as the straight man in his own humor comic is kind of interesting, but we'll have to wait for the issue to come out on October 12 to find out if that's exactly what's going on.


Variant Cover by Ron Lim
Teaser Variant by Mike Deodato
Variant Cover by Rob Liefeld
Champions Variant by Julian Totino Tedesco
Sketch Variant by Rob Liefeld
Art by Paco Diaz
Art by Paco Diaz
Art by Paco Diaz

Here's the official word from Marvel:

This October, one of the founding Mercs for Money is going…solo! That’s right, James Bourne a.k.a Solo is back on his own, right where he belongs! Be there when the action heats up to eleven as SOLO #1 blasts its way into comic shops in October as part of Marvel NOW!. Writers Gerry Duggan (Deadpool) and Geoffrey Thorne (Mosaic) team up with artist Paco Diaz (Thunderbolts) to bring you a high-octane thrill ride across the Marvel Universe. Deadly alien weapons are making their way into the hands of ordinary thugs – and Solo is going undercover to locate the source. As things heat up, Solo may just wish he had some backup! Deadpool and the Mercs for Money was just the beginning. You haven’t seen anything until you’ve met Solo. Be there for his first ongoing series when SOLO #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices on October 12th!