Outlawed is still a couple months away, but Marvel Comics is already planning for its fallout. The publisher has announced three new team books spinning out of the event where a law is passed banning teenage vigilantes. Marvel’s next generation is about to fight back.
First up, as announced on Screen Rant, is Champions. It looks like the current run of the title will end and we’ll get a brand new number one issue written by Eve L. Ewing and illustrated by Simone di Meo, with a cover by Toni Infante. Despite the new law, the world needs the Champions more than ever. I’m a big fan of di Meo’s artwork on Power Rangers so I’m eager to see what he brings to this book.
Next we’ve got New Warriors, as announced on SYFY Wire. This comes to us from writer Daniel Kibblesmith and artist Luciano Vecchio with a mix of new and old characters. Night Thrasher is back with some classic New Warriors like Firestar, Rage, Speedball, Namorita, and Silhouette to mentor a new group of young heroes. The first issue features a cover by R.B. Silva.
Finally, Comicbook.com had the scoop on Marvel’s original team of young super heroes: Power Pack. The new series written by Ryan North and illustrated by Nico Leon with cover art by Ryan Stegman, has the Power sibllings using their honed super hero skills to settle an old grudge as he new law bans them from doing what they love.
I’m a huge fan of the younger heroes of the Marvel Universe dating back to comics like Runaways, Young Avengers, and Avengers Academy. This is a way for creators to breathe some new life into this world and try something new. Needless to say, I’m eagerly awaiting these new books.
All three titles are set to debut in April 2020.