Cover art: Amy Reeder
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Marieke’s Story: Gwenpool – Everything’s Coming Up Aces
Art by Pablo Collar ☙ Colors by Michael Wiggam ☙ Letters by Ariana Maher
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Main cover – Amy Reeder
Variant cover – P. Craig Russell & Lovern Kindzierski
Variant cover – Jan Bazaldua & Tamra Bonvillain
Variant cover – Phil Jimenez
The first story is by Marieke Njkamp and Pablo Collar featuring Gwenpool. The story, where the character explains how she’s asexual and aromantic, is tightly written. She wants to find people to team up with because “one person can’t represent a whole spectrum.” Empowering and informative, this is a great start to the collection, reminding readers you should be proud of who you are, no matter what.
A high-energy opener that doesn’t sacrifice depth and is fun and colorful to look at, to boot.
– The Beat
[“Everything’s Coming Up Aces”] is done by Pablo Collar with colors by Michael Wiggam. It’s a high-energy and colorful story that balances depth and entertainment.
– Verve Times
[A] visually fun entry that screams Pride.
This year’s Marvel’s Voices Pride demonstrates the importance of visibility. It shows that writers can start the ball rolling on various characters and utilize their personal experiences to tell sweet stories. And it is refreshing to see asexuality represented positively.
– Comic Watch
Marieke Nijkamp gets Gwen’s voice just right — I’m still amazed at Nijkamp’s lighthearted comics style, given the grimness of her last fantasy novel, but she’s given Pablo Collar and colorist Michael Wiggam everything they need for Gwendolyn Poole to pop out of her pink socks and ace up the place. These panels of hugs and Dazzler dances and word balloons given physical form rock at least as hard as previous Poole-pencillers Gurihiru and David Baldeon have done, and that is really saying something.
For Marieke’s story:
– Attempted queerphobic remarks (interrupted)