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Deadpool mini-series to accompany feature film next year

To celebrate Deadpool's debut on the big screen next year, Marvel is launching a five-issue comic book series to accompany it.

The new series, Deadpool and the Mercs for Money, will be helmed by Uncanny X-Men writer Cullen Bunn, and will feature art by Salva Espin, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The comic will allegedly pit the newly resurrected Deadpool against 12 of Marvel's deadliest villains, although there's no information as to whether the comic will directly compliment the film's narrative.

The launch of the mini-series is set, however, to directly coincide with the new long-term Deadpool book that's also launching in February.

The film, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character, is scheduled to be released on Feb. 12, 2016.