Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Unbelievable Gwenpool’ by Christopher Hastings

The Unbelievable Gwenpool CoverWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

For this week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick, we decided to do something a little different — and a little bit more timely — and choose Marvel’s recently announced new series The Unbelievable Gwenpool!

Inspired by a Deadpool variant cover created to celebrate the release of Spider-Gwen, the creative team for Gwenpool will be the same one that brought the character to life in the single issue Gwenpool Holiday Special earlier this month.

While we don’t have an exact date just yet, the brand new series will premiere next year (2016) in April.

Continue reading for a general synopsis from writer Christopher Hastings, who explains what they plan to do with the cutest mercenary ever.

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. And then the book is going to be the universe fighting back at that. Like, “you can’t really get away with everything” is kind of the struggle there. It’s also sort of, she just assumes, “I’m obviously a main character so I need to be a superhero” even though she has no powers. 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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