San Francisco, CA – Rob Liefeld, the co-creator of Marvel’s Deadpool, announced his retirement from the character after more than three decades. Liefeld shared on social media that he worked on one last Deadpool story for Marvel, which is set to be released in the summer.
In a statement, Liefeld mentioned that he will be turning 57 and wants to conclude his work on Deadpool with the best effort he can muster. He expressed gratitude to the fans for their support and stated that his decision to retire comes with the understanding that his hand-eye coordination won’t be there forever.
Liefeld’s announcement marks the end of an era, as he has been intricately involved in shaping the character of Deadpool and chronicling his popular adventures over the years. His departure from the franchise signals a shift in the creative direction of Deadpool comics.
The news of Liefeld’s retirement has sparked conversations within the comic book community, with fans and industry professionals reflecting on the impact of his work and the future of the Deadpool franchise.
Regardless of the speculations and discussions, Liefeld’s decision to retire from Deadpool marks a significant milestone in the character’s history and opens the door for new creative voices to shape its future. With his final comic set for release, fans can expect a wild and memorable conclusion to Liefeld’s longstanding collaboration with Deadpool.