Gwenpool, the Unbelievable, Vol. 1: Believe It (The Unbelievable Gwenpool #1) by Christopher Hastings, Danilo Beyruth (Artist), Gurihiru (Artist)

February 21, 2017
Comic, Gwenpool the Unbelievable, Book Review, InToriLex, Christopher Hastings
Published By: Marvel on November 29, 2016
Format Read: Paperback Edition (152 pages)
Genre: Comic/ Humor/ Superheroes
Series: Book One of the Unbelievable Gwenpool
Source: Gift Subscription to Comic Bento
Gwenpool, the Unbelievable, Vol. 1: Believe It
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!




This was a fun and witty adventure, perfect for comic book fans. I haven't read many superhero comics before so did feel like I missed some of the references. However the constant dialogue directly to the reader and the mash up of characters worked well together. I was skeptical of this title because creating a female Deadpool with some Harley Quinn quirks to sell comics, seemed misguided. Despite those thoughts, the humor and unique story line had me hooked and I was excited to keep reading.

The comic starts off with Howard the Duck and quickly becomes an adventure where Gwenpool has to use her very limited skills to act like a superhero. She encounters some real issues when she discovers she doesn't have an actual identity in this comic book world she has been thrust into. Some recognizable cameos step in and help her through these comic book world issues. When she finally faces off with villains, she uses her real world knowledge to help her survive. Her ability to adapt and face danger with humor is very likeable and relateable. 
My only criticism was the comic constantly calling attention to her outfit not including pants. It worked fine as a quick quip, but it was brought up more then once and served no purpose. I did appreciate the diversity represented in the characters chosen for the comic. I would recommend this comic for readers familiar with Marvel's universe. You will definitely find more enjoyment from this series with super hero knowledge.


Christopher Hastings is a comic artist and creator best known for The Adventures of Dr. McNinja.Hastings attended the School of Visual Arts in New York, and it was while there in 2004 that he created the character of Dr. McNinja. Find Him on Twitter

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