(Disclaimer: Critical Writ is not responsible for any colds caught from actually doing this on Halloween. Stay safe and warm next October.)
Oh, you thought it was just a joke. This isn't really going to happen in the comic, it's simply a fun little visual for the cover. After all, a lot of comic covers exaggerate. It's a time-honored tradition. No, you were wrong. Behold, the newest addition to Team Gwenpool, THE POOLE BOYS!
|This is the weirdest out-of-context picture from the entire series so far.|
|This summer, from Marvel Studios...|
Okay, okay, I'm sorry. I just had to share the sheer awesomeness of seeing a legion of nameless henchmen, all dressed up as Gwenpool, fighting alien squids. Moments like this make reading comics worth it. You turn the page and a fountain of weirdness explodes. In any case, the Poole Boys are here to assist Gwenpool in her mission to stop the alien squids and Victor Doonan.
Surprisingly, there's not as much collateral damage as you might think, despite the presence of a killer robot, giant spaceships, and aliens. Unfortunately, while the battle has won, Gwen's team fractured, with only Ronnie staying behind to assign Gwen jobs. No one died, but her teammates decided to take a little break. Once again, the forces of reality intervened, making it necessary for them to lie low and avoid prison.
It's a heartbreaking scene. You can see the hurt in Gwenpool's eyes as they all walk away. All of this promises more reckless mayhem, as Gwen declares that she's going to take "the most insane, self-destructive, #$@%# stupid, dangerous jobs you've got!" I don't see how this can end without a serious injury.
The Unbelievable Gwenpool #10 is a fantastic conclusion to the arc. The writing is tight and the artistry is in fine form. The comic is written by Christopher Hastings, drawn by Gurihiru, and lettered by VC's Clayton Cowles. You can find it at your local comic book shop.
Zachary Krishef is an evil genius. Do not question his knowledge of Saturday Night Live trivia or Harry Potter books.