Marvel Comics (yes, they started off as JUST this!) will be launching a Gwenpool series in April with Christopher Hastings taking on the writing duties and artist Gurihiru taking on the visuals.
Gwenpool a.k.a. Gwendoline Pool, begane life as Spider-Wen/Deadpool mashup character on a Chris Bachalo variant cover, which became popular amongs the cosplayer crowd. Gwenpool was given her on introduction into the world with the Gwenpool Christmas Special, where she partied with Hellcat, Howard the Duck and She-Hulk.
Hastings spoke recently with EW about Gwenpool and her unorthodox genesis:
“I think it’s just so much fun, and we are telling an interesting story here,” Hastings says. “We’re not just making up a reason to buy comics based on a popular cosplay character. There’s so much to explore with this new character and all of her weird little quirks and things like that and I really had to make some very hard decisions in what we could tell in those very short little 10-page comics. It was super fun exercise in trying to make something entertaining in a short little period of space. I’m really excited to have the space here to really let it breathe a little bit. “