The second civil war in the Marvel Universe has left the world fractured. Things are no longer black and white for the characters leaving a lot of grey area. The heroes of tomorrow demand change allowing for the entrance of a new team. Teenage heroes; Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales, Nova, Viv Vision and the Totally Awesome Hulk, have teamed up to change the world in the new series Champions. Mark Waid and artist Humberto Ramos have reunited to tell their story as they look to tackle issues of activism in modern society.
In an interview with Marvel.com, Waid shared some insight about the new series. “Without giving too much away, all I can tell you is that—to their mind—the reputation of super heroes has taken a very public beating and they’re very intent in proving to the world that super heroes still have value and still have relevance.”
How will this group of young heroes get along? “Nova, Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man—are the most vocal of the new members and do the recruiting,” Waid explained. Ms. Marvel is especially stung over a particular relationship of hers that now seems to be forever destroyed.”
As for who would need the most coaching, Waid replied, “Viv Vision. Not that she’s not a good kid, it’s just that the rest of them are used to being super heroes by now, whereas this is a big adjustment for Viv.”
The new Champions will be hitting comic book stores this October.