The Unbelievable Gwenpool #14: Happy First Anniversary, Gwenpool!

Thankfully, The Unbelievable Gwenpool has made it to its first year anniversary! To this, I say mazel tov! May many more anniversaries follow, especially if the future installments are as good as this one. Personally, I think that some of the best Gwenpool stories are the ones where she's interacting with established Marvel characters, especially heroes, and trying to make friends with them. This issue features Ghost Rider and Hawkeye, so it's great for any fans of Robbie Reye's dearly-departed comic. RIP, you were gone too soon. (Again.) Thankfully, Kate's comic seems to be doing well, as of the time of this writing.

I really like seeing Gwen bond with Kate in the comic. She hasn't made a lot of friends with the Marvel heroes. She almost became friends with Miles, but that went south almost immediately. Kate saves Gwen from the Ghost Rider and they team up to save Cecil. Doctor Strange might also count, but that was mostly business. Contrasting, when Gwen makes one of her standard comic book references, Kate just laughs it off and assumes that she's speaking figuratively.

Christopher Hastings, Kelly Thompson, maybe I please humbly request a buddy cop book?

Robbie doesn't have as much focus in the issue, but the scenes that he does have pop off the page. I like seeing him chase down mystical evildoers and make jokes as he condemns them to a lifetime in eternity. I'm hoping that the next issue will shed some more light on his role in the story, hopefully with more interaction with Gwen and Kate.

The story is fairly standalone, but the end does have some interesting hints for future events to come, potentially in the upcoming "Beyond The Fourth Wall" arc. What does it mean? Does Gwen have a counterpart in the Marvel universe? If so, was she sucked into the real world when Doctor Strange retroactively inserted Gwen into Earth-616 back in issue three? I guess we'll find out in the future.

The Unbelievable Gwenpool #14 is written by Christopher Hastings, drawn by Myisha Haynes, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg, 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.