Deadpool Creator Rob Liefeld Returns to Marvel Comics After Acrimonious Disney Split

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Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld is returning to Disney-owned Marvel Comics after a high profile split with Disney in 2019, according to reports.

Liefeld, who announced in 2019 that he wasn’t going to do any more work for Marvel in the foreseeable future, is returning to celebrate Deadpool’s 30th anniversary.

According to GamesRader, Liefeld outlined his plans via his podcast Robservations.

Plans for the Deadpool 30th anniversary celebration include a Deadpool Nerdy 30 one-shot and 30 variant covers all drawn by Liefeld, featuring Deadpool alongside other Marvel characters, including some of Liefeld’s other creations and co-creations.

Additionally, starting in January, Liefeld’s podcast Robservations will feature a five-part ‘Making of Deadpool’ series that Liefeld’s announcement states will “offer insight into how the character was developed from initial discussions with Marvel to character design and beyond.”

Deadpool was created by Rob Liefeld with Fabian Nicieza and debuted in New Mutants #98. That team later went on to become X-Force, and Deadpool would become a breakout star in throughout the 1990s and 2000s under a variety of writers.

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Liefeld had a major issue with Disney over the Deadpool movies, and took then CEO Bob Iger to task publicly. He even seemed to be threatening legal action over Disney’s handling of the character.

Could it be that Liefeld has had a change of heart since Iger stepped down as CEO earlier this year?

Disney is currently planning a third Deadpool movie, and it’s reportedly going to be R-rated like the previous two films.

[Source: GamesRadar]

 


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