Penn Jillette to write SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL issue #11
Penn & Teller are American magicians and entertainers who have performed together since the late 1970s. They are known for their ongoing act which combines elements of comedy with magic. The duo have been featured in numerous stage and television shows. They are currently headliners in Las Vegas at The Rio. Penn Jillette serves as the act’s orator and raconteur. Teller does not speak while performing. He communicates through mime and nonverbals.
Famed magician, comedian, and author Penn Jillette will be writing a guest issue of Spider-Man/Deadpool, as recently appeared in the latest episode of the the This Week In Marvel podcast. Jillette appeared on the podcast and talked about the issue which will feature himself and long-time partner Teller teaming up with Spider-Man and Deadpool. The issue will be drawn by Scott Koblish.
“I had to mull it over for like two or three seconds,” Jillette joked on the podcast. “I mean, what book could be more exciting? Of all the characters in comic books it doesn’t get better than Deadpool and Spider-Man. It’s a dream come true for a lot of things.” The magician also joked about signing over the rights to his own likeness to ensure that he remains a mainstay of the Marvel Universe.
The issue will feature art from Scott Koblish, who’s no stranger to Deadpool fans; Koblish previously illustrated the “inventory” issues of “Deadpool” as well as the upcoming “animated” “Deadpool Annual.” This isn’t the first comic credit that Jillette has earned, however. Jillette had a written homage to the Dark Knight published in 1989’s “Batman” #600 and contributed a story to “Dark Horse Presents” in 1998. His own one-shot, “The Adventures of Rheumy Peepers and Chunky Highlights,” was published by Oni Press in 1999.
“Spider-Man/Deadpool” #11 is scheduled to arrive in stores this November.