Gwenpool has made appearances in books such as Howard the Duck and the Gwenpool Holiday Special. The character is now getting her own ongoing series. The book will be written by Christopher Hastings and illustrated by the Japanese art team Gurihiru – Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano.
Christopher Hastings spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the project and what fans can expect:
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.
The Gwenpool ongoing will arrive in 2016.