Already gifted with knowledge that comes from being a person from our world thrust into the world of Marvel Comics, this fall’s Marvel Legacy initiative will give actual super powers to Gwenpool just in time to face her off against Doctor Doom.
As revealed by Previews World, Gwenpool, The Unbelievable #21 will see writer Christopher Hastings and artist Irene Strychalski exploring Gwen Poole’s knowledge of existing in a comic book allowing her to now be aware of the physical comic pages and act beyond it. Meaning she can do things like disappear from any dangerous or unwanted situation just by leaving the panel or even go back in time by jumping a few pages back in her own story.
“Gwen’s new honest to goodness super powers definitely change up how the book works, but she’s also gaining an awareness of her place in the Marvel universe. When she first showed up, she was completely selfish and irresponsible, believing it to be fictional and thinking that nothing she did had any repercussions. Nobody else’s lives were real to her,” Hastings said. “But as she’s getting up to nearly two years in the comics, she’s made friends, and seen the consequences of her actions. She’s trying to become a better person, but at the same time she sees that some powerful force in the Marvel Universe wants to cast her as a joke and a low-rate villain. Things are getting existential for Gwen!”
Even with all the lessons she’s learned and reaching further into the double digits of her solo title, Gwenpool is still one of the newer characters that are being embraced alongside the classics for Marvel Legacy.
“Gwen realizes she is the new kid on the block. She’s learned a ton since her first adventure in Howard the Duck. She’s made friends and even a few enemies!” Editor Heather Antos said. “But she also knows to make it in the big leagues, you have to play in the big leagues – she’s read Marvel comics for her entire life, after all. And now she’s ready to make a name for herself the only way she knows super heroes do – take down one of the biggest baddies once and for all!”
Check out the full cover and solicitation for Gwenpool, The Unbelievable #21 below.
GWENPOOL, THE UNBELIEVABLE #21
(W) CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS
(A) IRENE STRYCHALSKI
(CA) PAULINA GANUCHEAU
DOOM SEES YOU
Since arriving in the Marvel Universe from the real world, Gwenpool has made a name for herself as one of its most exciting heroes. From teaming up with Spider-Man and the Mighty Thor to tackling villains like M.O.D.O.K. and Arcade, no one can top her combination of demolition and off-the-wall adventure. But now Gwenpool’s looking for the biggest and baddest foes she can think of and she’s going right to the top of the list with…DR. DOOM!