For a character that's been dead for over 40 years, Gwen Stacy sure is having a resurgence in popularity. Thanks to the existence and proliferation of alternate realities in superhero comics, the Spider-Man supporting player has found an unexpected second life as the super-powered protagonist of her own ongoing series, "Spider-Gwen." This December, though, Spider-Gwen will be joined by another amalgamation of Gwen Stacy and a popular Marvel character: Gwenpool!
The character comes from Chris Bachalo's variant cover for "Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars" #2, which was created as part of Marvel's month of Gwen Stacy-themed variants. Cosplayers Nicolle King and Miss Miniver brought the character to life at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, which lead to a viral video, picture parodies and general meme-iness. Now Gwenpool will make her official Marvel debut in a one-shot titled "Gwenpool Special." CBR has your exclusive first look at the latest variant for the issue, which comes from "Spider-Gwen" series artist Robbi Rodriguez.
GWENPOOL SPECIAL #1GERRY DUGGAN, CHARLES SOULE, CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS, VARIOUS (W)DANILO BEYRUTH, LANGDON FOSS, GURIHIRU, VARIOUS (A)COVER BY KRIS ANKAGWENPOOL VARIANT BY ROBBI RODRIGUEZSHE-HULK VARIANT BY EMANEULA LUPACCHINODEADPOOL VARIANT BY TBA• AN ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL!• She-Hulk throws a holiday party and invites the entire Marvel U!• Deadpool teams up with both Hawkeyes -- Kate and Clint -- to...stop a pickpocket?!• Ms. Marvel takes on her most dangerous threat yet: the holiday blues!• And then there's the reason for the season(al special): GWENPOOL!• Yup, you read that right -- Gwen. Pool. C'mon, you know you're curious.50 PGS./Rated T ...$5.99