The Unbelievable Gwenpool #11 Review: Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet, I'm Hunting Vampires

Are you depressed? Have you lost contact with your teammates after a disastrous mercenary mission? Do normal missions just feel boring? If you answered "Yes" to all of these questions, you might be Gwen Poole, aka Gwenpool. How can you make life adventurous again? Go save a town from a vampire! Never mind that you're scared of vampires, it's a completely clear, black-and-white situation. Monster bad, townspeople good, right?

As it turns out, no, that isn't right. That probably ended up being beneficial to Gwen, though, as she's terrified of vampires. In general, hunting a vampire turns out to be very different in the Marvel world. Other magical creatures exist, and they might not actually want to hurt anyone. Also, much like a police stakeout, hiding out and waiting for a vampire isn't as fun as it looks in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The comic actually has a great nod to BVTS when Gwen meets her employer.

Ha, insult to Deadpool! Come to think of it, Spider-Man also talks to himself. A lot of heroes have an issue with that. Doc Samson, we need you to return and help out the heroes of Marvel. Hey, Marvel- Doc Samson vs Foolkiller, Dawn Of Psychiatry!
The issue also has a brief guest appearance from Blade and, I have to say, it's pretty cool. I didn't know a lot about him prior to reading this comic, aside from some issues of Al Ewing's Mighty Avengers, so I appreciated the brief recap of his origin and powers. I hope that Marvel eventually gives Blade another solo series because his appearance rocked. Apart from the general concept of a half-vampire vampire assassin, he just exudes coolness and he's just plain funny. There's even a door opened for a reappearance in the series, which would be great.

Undead dummies? Maybe he'll go after Slappy in one of the back-up series in R.L. Stine's Man-Thing series. I can dream...
The Unbelievable Gwenpool #11 is written by Christopher Hastings, drawn by Myisha Haynes, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg, and lettered by VC's Clayon Cowles. You can find it at your local comic book store.

Zachary Krishef is an evil genius. Do not question his knowledge of Saturday Night Live trivia or Harry Potter books.