Gwenpool heads into "Marvel Legacy" this fall as Unbelievable Gwenpool hits issue #21, and for the occasion the fourth-wall-breaking hero is getting new superpowers. In an interview with PreviewsWorld, series writer Christopher Hastings says that these new powers mean big changes for the title and the character - just as she faces off with Doctor Doom.
"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," says Hastings. "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. 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!"
Although 21 issues in, series editor Heather Antos says that Gwen Poole is still "the new kid on the block" in the Marvel U.
"She’s learned a ton since her first adventure in Howard the Duck. She’s made friends and even a few enemies!" said Antos. "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!"
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!