Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Latter-Day Creations Ready for MARVEL NOW! Close-Up

Newsarama: Superhero comics at Marvel and DC are, in general, dominated by characters created a long time ago. Superman and Batman were both products of the 1930s, and the newest of the six main characters in Marvel's Avengers movie was Hawkeye, who debuted in 1964.

Yet it's possible things might be shifting a bit if you look closely at some of the characters featured in the Marvel NOW! revamp that starts in earnest later this month with Uncanny Avengers #1. Several Marvel characters who came of age in the '80s, '90s and 2000s are in new, prominent positions, with a few stepping into starring roles for the first time.

Last week, we looked at characters whose Marvel NOW! fate is unclear, this time we look at ones who appear to be getting a major push — organized by the decade in which they first truly blossomed (not, necessarily, when the character first debuted).

'90s - Psylocke: "It's her time," new Uncanny X-Force writer Sam Humphries told Newsarama of Psylocke taking the lead in that series. "It's time for Psylocke to come up and seize the crown, and run her own mutant book." Though Betsy Braddock debuted in US comics in the mid-'80s, she's been through a lot since then, and it was the early '90s — and her inclusion in the Jim Lee X-Men #1 team — that truly established her as a fan favorite, and led to her current role.


jarim77 said...

I checked Sam's twitter and he really seems super excited about writing Psylocke. That's a good thing I think.

@Jeremy_Holt @Marvel Me too! Love Psylocke. Thanks dude!

@CarolineRBird I don't know how much you like Betsy but I love her and I can't wait to write her on Uncanny X-Force!!

@PsylockeNews YESSSSSS! I'm excited too!! She's one of my all time favorites. I hope you dig the book!

FSaker said...

GO BETSY!!! She's going to get a major push and she DESERVES it!

By the way, have you people read AVX:VS #6? Psylocke appears fighting Spider-Woman (and losing)... but don't worry, it was just Hawkeye having erotic dreams of Spider-Woman fighting the major X-Women. Oh, and her face also appears in a screen where Captain America is studying potential recruits for his Uncanny Avengers team (I hope she gets offered a spot in the team and turns it down).

Plus, psychic battle against Shadow King in Uncanny X-Force!