CBR News was nice enough to ask my two questions to Gerry Duggan!
JackalsIII has some praise for “Deadpool” cover artist Mark Brooks.
Was it your idea to homage “Uncanny X-Men” #210 for “Deadpool” #38, or was that Mark Brooks? Such a great cover!
All Brooks, though I have to say that he’s working with [Editors] Jordan D. White & Charles Beacham, and they may offer input and notes on covers. The only cover I ever kinda sorta art-directed was the cover to “Deadpool” #7 and the upcoming “Deadpool” #40. At the time I jotted down my thoughts for that cover, I wanted it to land hard to send a message that we were going back to “Demon In A Bottle,” and I had no idea [Kevin] Maguire was going to be the one to draw #7 or I would have been a bit less detailed. I never thought I’d live to see a Maguire cover on a book that had my name. Most times covers show up in my email, and I just get to sit back and be amazed. Mark Brooks has done some wonderful and iconic work on this run and we’re thrilled. There’s a threat of a very special Mark Brooks cover to come, that will make people laugh, I hope.
JackalsIII also has a question about two fan-favorite X-Men.
Thanks for using Shadowcat and Magik in “Hulk,” that was pretty awesome! Can we expect one or both of them in future issues of either series?
Thanks. The two chances I’ve had to write Kitty I’ve had a lot of fun. Comics can be a lot of things, but I do believe that comics have to be fun. Seeing her prod around as an amateur surgeon [in “Hulk”] was fun. As for when or where Magik and Kitty show up again in something I write? Who knows? [Sam] Humphries has some fun plans for Kitty in [2015’s] “The Black Vortex.”
As if I wouldn’t know about Black Vortex but that’s nice of him to promote a crossover he has nothing to do with.