Marvel.com has released details for Peter Milligan and Davd Lafuente's mystery Doop project set to launch in April. Appropriately titled "All-New Doop," the five-issue limited series features covers from Doop co-creator Mike Allred and follows the title character through the recent "X-Men: Battle of the Atom" crossover event.
"This Doop story takes place around the time of the massive Marvel storyline/crossover 'X-Men: Battle of the Atom,'" Milligan told Marvel.com. "Doop is a character who lives mostly in the margins, and this story takes place, if you like, in the margins of Battle of the Atom. It shows what happens in those moments just before or after or behind the main storyline. And though Doop seemed to play no part in the original Battle of the Atom, this story reveals the truth. And the truth is very surprising, in a very Doop kind of way. So in this limited series Doop's sharing the spotlight with most of the main players from that original storyline: Kitty, Jean Grey -- present and future versions -- Cyclops, various Icemen from the present, past and future, Wolverine, and so on...and on..."
The writer further stated that he didn't consider "All-New Doop" to be a comedy, despite the comedic nature of the character, describing the story as "deadly serious."
"I think writers can go wrong with Doop if they consider him a comedy character," Milligan said. "The absurdist, Milligan-esque humor that comes from the story comes from the yawning chasm that exists between what Doop considers normal -- i.e. himself -- and what the rest of the known universe would deem normal -- i.e. everything Not-Doop."
"All-New Doop" #1 hits stores in April.