Gwenpool Strikes Back #2 // Review
It's hard to match Gwenpool's raw, chaotic energy. Unless you're Deadpool, the king of chaos himself. In Gwenpool Strikes Back #2 writer Leah Williams unleashes a dynamic duo of destruction with the help of artist David Baldéon, color artist Jesus Aburtov, and letterer VC's Joe Caramagna. The Fantastic Four won't know what hit them.
Deadpool and Gwenpool teaming up is just great honestly pure raw chaos. Gwen's quest to stay in 616 universe continues but this time with cover bait. With the encouragement of "Papa Chaos" Deadpool, Gwen intends to create a shocking cover for her story by kissing a cardboard cutout of Reed Richards. And that's precisely what she does. Except its the real Reed Richards who just so happens to be married. Awkward.
At the very beginning of this story, Gwen needs to make one thing clear; yes she's legally an adult, but she's going to make a lot of Daddy jokes. But jokes aside she's not involved with Wayne, so there won't be any extremely uncomfortable shipping happening while Williams is writing the story. We should all be grateful for that.
There's a lot of excellent images in this issue. Deadpool on a stripper pole, Gwen wearing Susan Richards' old wedding dress to make out with a cardboard cutout, and the Thing in pajama pants branded with the Fantastic Four logo. Speaking of The Thing, Deadpool tries to fight him with fruit snacks. Not an effective weapon but an absolutely hilarious image.
Gwenpool escaped her last misadventure by traveling off the pages and "flashbacking" her way to a better ending. But trapped in the Fantastic Four with no access to the page margins? It's gonna take some serious creativity.