Marvel Announces Ongoing Comic Series for Gwen Stacy: "The Unbelievable Gwenpool"

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - 11:47AM
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Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - 11:47AM
Marvel Announces Ongoing Comic Series for Gwen Stacy: "The Unbelievable Gwenpool"
It's hard to believe that just a year or so ago, Gwenpool was just an innovative cosplay character. Now, after her immense popularity led to a Marvel one-shot, the response has led, in turn, to the announcement of an ongoing comic series for our favorite mash-up character.

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The series will be written by Christopher Hastings and illustrated by the art team Gurihiru, who previously worked together for the Gwenpool shorts. 

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"When I was called to write her I was not aware of her existence," Hastings told EW. "I didn't go to San Diego this year so I didn't get to see any of that cosplay. Basically Jordan [White, editor] was like, 'yeah, go do a search for this and see how many people are dressed up as this character that we don't have a comic for.'"
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Just as Gwenpool started off in real life rather than in comics, her story will be unconventional in her own comic in the sense that she takes up the mantle of Deadpool within a fictional Marvel Comics universe. Sounds just meta and breaking-the-fourth-wall enough for our new Merc with a Mouth.

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"Her whole deal is, she's from the world that she claims to be - some sort of 'real world' - and knows of the Marvel universe as a fictional one. So the series is a lot about her believing she's in a fictional world with no consequences. She's seen everyone come back to life at some point, and it sort of seems like she's living in a video game... I really like all of these comics right now about these teen heroes sort of figuring out what they're doing in this world. But they come at it from a much more altruistic viewpoint, and I think it's really fun to have somebody take on the mercenary angle and sort of like, contrast her against someone like Kamala Khan, as we did in the holiday special."
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The Unbelievable Gwenpool launches in April 2016.
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