When Marvel first introduced the character of Gwenpool, a lot of people were instantly turned off by what seemed like a blatant cash-grab. She’s Spider-Gwen + Deadpool, and inspired by cosplay; there doesn’t seem to be much there to her at all.
However, under the watch of Christopher Hastings and Gurihiru in the pages of The Unbelievable Gwenpool, she’s actually one of the most interesting and complex characters in the Marvel Universe.
Because somebody apparently demanded it, the character that Marvel Comics describes as "2015’s overnight sensation" is getting her own series by Christopher Hastings and Gurihiru. The Unbelievable Gwenpool #1 comes out April 13.
Despite what you might have reasonably assumed, Gwenpool is neither Gwen Stacy nor Deadpool. She's a girl named Gwen Poole, who comes from a mundane, non-superhero Earth just like ours, where she was way into Marvel Comics and video games. So when she finds herself in the Marvel Universe, she figures she can do whatever she wants, and it turns out she's right.
Dark Horse unveiled a slate of new titles for the coming year in a presentation at the retaiiler event Comics PRO in Portland on Thursday, as part of its planned 30th anniversary celebrations. In addition to the previously announced free 40-page 30th Anniversary Dark Horse Day Sampler, showcasing classic Dark Horse titles, the publisher will debut new series by fan-favourite creators including Jeff Lemire, Gail Simone and Cullen Bunn.
Marvel has announced an ongoing series for Gwenpool, star of the recent Gwenpool Holiday Special. The Unbelievable Gwenpool launches in April, written by Christopher Hastings with art by the team of Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano, better known as Gurihiru. The Entertainment Weekly article announcing the book attributes the launch to the character's popularity, which means solo books for quantifiably more popular Marvel characters like Jessica Jones and America Chavez will surely be announced any day now.
I had absolutely no interest in Marvel’s Gwenpool Special #1 when it was announced. I like Spider-Gwen a whole lot, but what looked like essentially a gender-bent Deadpool in pink? Yeah, the best I could come up with was a shrug at the news that this random mash-up character would be getting a holiday issue.
Which is why I’m quite honestly shocked that I liked Gwenpool Special #1. I liked it a lot.
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival attracts some of the best creators in the world to Toronto every spring, with diverse programming that caters to every kind of comics reader, including kids. This year's festival takes place on the 9th and 10th of May, and includes a dedicated day of kids' programming on Saturday the 9th. Today the festival unveiled its official poster for Kids Day by Gurihiru, the art team whose recent works include the Avatar: The Last Airbender comics.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is easily one of the greatest animated shows of all time. Even after the show's three-year arc came to a satisfying conclusion, I wanted more. Fortunately, the creators of the show were happy to oblige: Not only does the world of the show return with the debut of the new animated series Avatar: The Legend of Korra on April 14, but Dark Horse has been releasing a series ofAvatar graphic novels subtitled The Promise to fill in the 70-year gap between the series...
Multiple Eisner Award winner and vocal Avatar: The Last Airbender fan Gene Luen Yang (AmericanBorn Chinese, Level Up) has announced his new gig as writer of Dark Horse Comics' Avatar: The Last Airbender -- The Promise Part 1, the official comic book continuation of the animated series that bridges the events of season three with Nickelodeon's upcoming animated sequel, Legend of Korra...
It somehow doesn't seem appropriate that a comic about Marvel's heroes being infused with gamma radiation and each turned into their own variant version of the Hulk should evoke anything more complex than simple, visceral thoughts from me...
We haven't made a secret of the fact that we love Colleen Coover on ComicsAlliance, and we're pleased pretty much any time we see her work showing up in Marvel Comics. We're pleased to present not only an exclusive preview of the art form Alex Zalben and Gurihiru's "Thor and the Warriors Four" #2, but also two pages of Colleen's Hercules/Power Pack backup feature...
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