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Published on December 5th, 2019 | by Chris O'Connor

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Gwenpool Strikes Back #4 Comic Review

Gwenpool Strikes Back #4 Comic Review Chris O'Connor
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Summary: Gwen continues her quest to stay front and center in readers minds, thanks to her former antics her draw card here is tackling The Hulk.

4.7

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Oh how Gwenpool has lept into my heart! But seriously, she has proven to be a reliably entertaining character with a lot of fun and laughter mixed in with some superheroics. In this issue, Gwen is still doing all she can to stay “relevant” and thanks to her past exploits she’s faced with a seemingly inevitable battle with The Hulk… but she won’t be stopped quite so easily. But how could Gwen be a match for the big green fella, you’ll just have to read and find out.

Writing

Leah Williams does a fantastic job bringing Gwen to life and I’ve not come across one issue that felt like it had a down point yet. The action is always over the top and the ways Gwen attempts to work around the issues she finds before her are creative and lead to even more mirth. It’s not every comic that gets to bring in a one page guest writer who is able to appear within the page they are writing and have it be totally acceptable! That’s exactly the sort of absurdity that Gwenpool allows and thrives on… because why not bring back the original writer for a single page?

Artwork

I can be a bit of a stickler for art in my comics, I mean they are essentially a visual medium. With Gwenpool I am consistently thrilled with the artwork, from the beautiful covers (bravo team Dodson!) to the vibrant pages within. It must be interesting going from creating hero pose after hero pose to what could possibly be described as social media influencer Hero aesthetic. I imagine it must be just about as much fun drawing Gwenpool as it is writing it, how else would you get such bizarre matchups and universe breaking events to bring to life.

Final Thoughts

Gwenpool remains absolutely relevant and in prime position for my interest. I continue to look forward to every issue put out and applaud her successful run at remaining an important character in the Marvel universe, totally deserving of her own series! If you enjoy laughing along with your heroes then you really can’t go wrong with Gwenpool. If you just enjoy some good, off the wall storytelling I’d still say this is a great option! Jump in and hang on tight as the lovely Gwen takes you for a ride through the fourth wall and beyond!

Comic Details

Publisher: Marvel
Writer: Leah Williams (and Christopher Hastings!)
Artist: David Baldeon
Cover Artist: Terry & Rachel Dodson
Genre: Superhero, Humour
Format: 23pgs, FC, Miniseries
Release Date: 20th November, 2019


About the Author

chrisoconnor@impulsegamer.com'

Father of four, husband of one and all round oddity. Gaming at home since about 1982 with a Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Moving on to the more traditional PC genre in the years that followed with the classic Jump Joe and Alley Cat. CGA, EGA, VGA and beyond PC's have been central to my gaming but I've also enjoyed consoles and hand helds along the way (who remembers the Atari Lynx?). Would have been actor/film maker, jack of many trades master of none.



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