Brute Force to Return in Deadpool Bi-Annual
Back in the 90s, comic books were really fucking weird. Like, weirder than they are today. Sure, you’ve got your series with writing or art or characters that were so terrible they couldn’t have gotten made in other period of comics because of how lax editorial standards were, and you had people creating characters specifically to try to market a new toy line someone was developing. But once, those two force combined together to bring us the ultimate dumb awesome shit that was Brute Force, and they’re making a comeback.
Marvel has announced that in Deadpool Bi-Annual #1, written by Paul Scheer and Nick Giovannetti and drawn by Salva Espin, Brute Force will be returning the pages of Marvel after being forgotten for almost 25 years. The bi-annual will mark Scheer and Giovannetti’s Marvel debut. When asked by Marvel who pitched them the idea of bringing Brute Force back, Giovannetti said…
That was our extremely talented editor Jordan [White’s] idea. Oddly enough, I was already thinking about using them for something else when Jordan pitched us the idea, so I was super psyched. Hopefully people will dig our take on the characters, because we think they are a lot of fun.
For those who don’t know, Brute Force was a team created in 1990 for a four-issue limited run series. The team consisted of five injured animals who were given human level intelligence and transformable body armor by Multicorp to help combat environmental disasters. There was Hiphop the kangaroo, Lionheart the lion, Soar the eagle, Wreckless the bear, and Surfstreak the dolphin. The idea is so fucking stupid how could it not be awesome? And I mean the concept of the team is awesome, not the book itself. I’ve heard it’s kinda not great.
Deadpool Bi-Annual #1 goes on sale this September.