ALSO AN ADVANCE REVIEW: Deadpool #1

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Deadpool enters the Marvel Now orbit with— no, wait, I’ve already written that. Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and Tony Moore are the creative team relaunching Marvel’s Mischievous Mercenary, with a book which manages to pull off a series of funny jokes. Interestingly enough though… most of them don’t involve Deadpool himself.

INTERVIEW: Val Staples explains life as a freelance colourist

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After reading Bon Alimagno’s excellent interview/evaluation with colorist Erick Arciniega on iFanboy, I decided that it was time for more of us to start jumping on the coloring bandwagon. Getting the right colorist on a comic can be crucial to the success of the book, and yet there’s really very little coverage of this side of the industry available. With that in mind I contacted colorist-whizz (and nicest man alive) Val Staples, whose recent credits include books like Swamp Thing, New Mutants, Deadpool and Hulk, to get a basic insight into his life as a colorist.