Gwenpool, the Unbelievable

Gwenpool, the Unbelievable

Believe It

Graphic Novel - 2016
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2015's overnight internet sensation takes center stage in her own series! Gwen Poole used to be a comic book reader just like you...until she woke up in a world where the characters she read about seemed to be real! But that can't be, right? This must all be fake, or a dream or something, right? And you know what that means...No Consequences! Could Gwenpool truly be Marvel's least responsible and least role-modely character to date? She can if she tries!
Publisher: New York : Marvel Worldwide/Marvel Entertainment, 2016.
ISBN: 9781302901769
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : color ill. ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Believe it


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forbesrachel Jan 28, 2017

Cheeky and fresh! Marvel finally puts its multiverse idea to good use by actually transporting a geek girl from our world into that of the superheroes. To Gwen Poole, this is very exciting (as all of us would think), because all the superheroes she has read about are real! She gleefully uses her knowledge of comic book, game, and other fandom lore to confound allies, and defeat enemies, then tops it all off by addressing us to comment on the tropes of these mediums. It seems that nothing is too tough for this outrageous young woman in her outrageous pink leotards, and yet there are already quite a few sequences that let us know her life isn't all fun and games. Like the parent material Deadpool, the main attraction for this series is the Deadpool brand of humour, but make no mistake, this is not a copy cat. While Gwenpool utilizes certain trademarks of the merc's style, such as a complete disregard for safety, breaking the fourth wall, and visual jokes, she has a much cleaner vocabulary. For those who liked Deadpool's style, but not his filthy mouth, Gwenpool is perfect. The illustrations also help Gwenpool to distinguish itself from the male counterpart. Volume one features two artists with two very different styles. The angular lines, and scratchy inks of Danilo Beyruth in the three part issue 0, emphasis the "crazy". The rest is created by Gurihiru (better known for their work on Avatar: the Last Airbender), whose manga-influenced style is perfect for expressing the cuter, fun-loving side of Gwen's personality. The incongruity between the sweet-looking "image" of this girl, and her insane actions is part of what makes this series so funny too. The Unbelievable Gwenpool is an embodiment of every nerd out there who has dared to dream of donning the hood and cape in a no-consequence world (minus the guns of course). So awesome, it's unbelievable!


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