Rob Liefeld recreates seminal cover of Deadpool’s first comic book appearance for exclusive Deadpool 2 poster
Rob Liefeld, the famed comic book writer/artist who originally created Deadpool for Marvel, is joining Fandango in celebrating the forthcoming release of Deadpool 2! As tickets for Deadpool 2 become available for purchase beginning today, Fandango ticket-buyers will also receive a complimentary poster illustrated by Liefeld from Fandango FanShop while supplies last.
In collaboration with celebrated cover artist Mike Capprotti, Liefeld’s exclusive illustration recreates his cover image for New Mutants #98 in which Deadpool made his very first appearance in 1991.
Fandango’s Erik Davis sat down with Liefeld last week to discuss his exclusive image: “The cover to New Mutants #98 has become an iconic image, and it is the comic that introduced Deadpool and Domino to the world. New Mutants #98 has become a key image in the comic book pantheon, so I thought it would be great to pay homage with the movie cast… and I gotta be honest, man — it turned out better than I imagined!”
In a recent survey of over 4,500 moviegoers, Deadpool 2 was the second most anticipated summer blockbuster of 2018. Star Ryan Reynolds topped the list of the most anticipated summer movie stars, while Zazie Beetz’s portrayal as Domino came in as the #1 most anticipated breakout female performance.
This special Deadpool 2 illustration also marks the first time Fandango FanShop is teaming up with the character’s original comic book creator for an exclusive poster! Liefeld continued, “I brought the world Cable, Deadpool, Domino, and it changed the course of my career. It gave me the career that I’ve had, and so it was just a pleasure [to pay homage]. And now the fact that it’s going to be a poster with Fandango! Fandango’s a big deal. That’s huge. It’s my pinch-me moment.”
Beginning today, tickets for Deadpool 2, alongside the complimentary poster, is available here while supplies last.
The poster is absolutely stunning. It definitely brings my impulsive geeky purchaser side to the surface to grab tickets just so I could get this exclusive. Granted, I was going to buy tickets anyway. But what better way to sweeten the deal that is our lovely Merc than throwing in an exclusive poster as amazing as this? What are your thoughts on the poster? Let us know in the comments below.
Deadpool 2 arrives in theaters on May 18.