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When Kamala’s Law goes into effect in the highly anticipated one-shot OUTLAWED this week, the former teen vigilantes Night Thrasher, Firestar, Rage, Speedball, Namorita, and Silhouette will need to step up to lead the next generation of the Marvel Universe. But will they be able to make them into heroes?

Created by Emmy-nominated writer Daniel Kibblesmith and rising superstar artist Luciano Vecchio, the classic New Warriors of the 90s will reunite to introduce the New Warriors of 2020!

"I wanted to have teen characters who felt as "now" as the New Warriors did in 1990,” explains Kibblesmith. “The New Warriors have been zeitgeist characters from the beginning, you get edgy skateboarding Night Thrasher in the '90s and the Reality TV team in the 2000s, and now in 2020, we have New Warriors who have never grown up without the Internet, and one character who appears to essentially live inside it.”

Meet the all-new team launching in New Warriors #1, on sale April 15!:

TRAILBLAZER: A regular kid scooped up into the world of teenage Super Heroing. Her “magic backpack” is actually a pocket dimension with seemingly infinite space, from which she can pull out useful or random objects—it’s not always under her control. She claims to get her power from god, but “not the god you’re thinking of.”

“Trailblazer wants to help people, but she doesn't think of herself as a Super Hero (yet!),” said Kibblesmith. “The Marvel Universe is a reflection of our own, and when a new law gets put into place, it affects people in unforeseen ways.”

SCREENTIME: A Meme-Obsessed super teen whose brain became connected to the internet after becoming exposed to his grandfather’s “experimental internet gas.” Now he can see augmented reality and real-time maps, and can instantly Google any fact. Does this make him effectively a genius? He sure acts like it does.

“The word ’screen time’ is only ever used in a sort of restrictive sense, and because we’re doing a story about teenage rebels, a lot of the names are about teens fighting against labels that are put on them. So with Screentime, we liked the idea that he has infinite screen time.”

SNOWFLAKE AND SAFESPACE: As psychic twins, Snowflake, a cryokinetic, can materialize snowflake-shaped shuriken projectiles for throwing. Safespace can materialize pink forcefields, but he can’t inhabit them himself, the reflex only works if he’s protecting others. They’re hyper aware of modern culture and optics, and they see their Super Heroics as “a post-ironic meditation on using violence to combat bullying.”

"[Snowflake and Safespace] are very similar to Screentime; it's this idea that these are terms that get thrown around on the internet that they don't see as derogatory. [They] take those words and kind of wear them as badges of honor…Snowflake is the person who has the more offensive power, and Safespace is the person who has the more defensive power. The idea is that they would mirror each other and complement each other."

B-NEGATIVE: A teen “living vampire” exposed to Michael Morbius’s blood as a child in a rogue, but life-saving medical procedure. He still ages like a regular kid, but has all the abilities of Morbius. He’s also obsessed with all the music and attitude of a “classic” long-past decades like the '90s, and the '00s. “The world is a vampire…and so am I.”

"B-Negative is the goth kid. When he was a baby he got a rogue lifesaving blood transfusion, we assume, from Michael Morbius. And now he has a very similar look, and very similar vampire powers…B-Negative ages like a regular person (or does he?) and he definitely drinks blood (or does he?), but designer/artist Luciano Vecchio took brilliant inspiration from the '90s Spider-Man cartoon and gave B-Negative the 'leech suckers' that the animated version of Morbius had on his palms.”

Check out the NEW WARRIORS #1 trailer for Vecchio’s designs along with Kibblesmith’s inspirations behind this one-of-a-kind team of young heroes!
 

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Jesu CHRIST!! those 5 new characters are the epitome of everything I hate about DISNEY'S Marvel comics. F*** I miss Joe Quesada

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Never had an interest in New Warriors, period. But worse for these characters is how dated theyre going to be very soon.

Imagine a grownup hero called "Safespace"... sounds just as ridiculous as it does now. "Screentime" may be a hip and relevant name currently….but will it have any meaning in the years to come?

Imagine if someone made a character back in the 70s called 8Track.

Or..."Look out, criminals...beware the power of FLOPPY DISK!"

See?

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New Warriors always had small loyal fan base, sadly it was never enough to keep series going, I dunno if people will be more interested in them with all new characters added, when people have no idea about. It seems like past copy of X-men children of Atom, which again, I cannot see much interest, I guess, I would rather read about 3 some between Scott, Jean and Logan. 

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Ok... I understand what the creators are trying to do with this team, and I appreciate it, but... I feel like teen teams should always try to appeal to new young readers who don't really already read comics, moreso than most comics, and... while the names like "Snowflake" and "Safespace" are supposed to be these kids taking back those derogatory terms and reappropriating them, I don't think that's gonna be the initial impression to most new readers; most of them are probably gonna assume it's just making fun of their generation.  I don't know if I see this doing that well, or these characters sticking around too long.

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The tune 'it's the end of the world as we know it' keeps ringing in my head....thank you "Snowflake" and "Safespace"

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OMG! Where the hell is Cupcake and Microaggression? This isht has jumped the friggin' shark Disney. Let It Go! DROP THE TACO!!

Add another to the list of my classic faves that Disney destroyed with its modern day PC garbage BS.

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10 hours ago, Lordtom said:

Jesu CHRIST!! those 5 new characters are the epitome of everything I hate about DISNEY'S Marvel comics. F*** I miss Joe Quesada

Now be fair, you can't blame it ALL on Disney. Marvel has been making bone-head decisions since long before Disney bought them out.

It's just that under the Mouse-House, brain-farts like this are now the rule instead of the exception.

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This looks like the writers hands all over it, cos the editor wasn’t even there in the video, probably doesn’t want anything to do with it. This book seems a decade too late. 

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This is pretty rough...

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I'm in the minority but I think this could be good thing. It's definitely a bold move and while I'm not particularly interested in reading it (but to be fair I haven't read anything since AvX, so there's that), I think this could work out pretty great. 

I particularly like that Snowflake, who is usually called out as 'offended', is an offensive player and Safespace, who is usually called out for isolating oneself, is a defensive wall for others.  I like that a lot of people who are called snowflakes for wanting safe spaces aren't even asking it for themselves, but for the people around them. So I like how fitting it feels.

I also think that Screentime could become a villain, or an incredibly effective strategist which is why I think they modeled his visor to be like Cyclops. I like them overall, even Trailblazer, who I feel is too Mary Poppins-eske, and B-Negative, who has an incredibly dated emo name, could be interesting under the right circumstances.

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2 hours ago, monron999 said:

OMG! Where the hell is Cupcake and Microaggression? This isht has jumped the friggin' shark Disney. Let It Go! DROP THE TACO!!

Add another to the list of my classic faves that Disney destroyed with its modern day PC garbage BS.

Microaggression is there, you just can't seem them because they're the one with shrinking powers.

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37 minutes ago, bashpics99 said:

Microaggression is there, you just can't seem them because they're the one with shrinking powers.

Huh-Huh-Huh-Haaaahh! (Oh, how I wish I could channel the great Jimmy Carr's laugh through text form).

Or maybe their powers are something no one can fully understand. They could be anything or absolutely nothing at all, depending on which way you look at them. Heh, I could do this all freakin' day.

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4 hours ago, mako said:

Now be fair, you can't blame it ALL on Disney. Marvel has been making bone-head decisions since long before Disney bought them out.

It's just that under the Mouse-House, brain-farts like this are now the rule instead of the exception.

Well, I can't argue against that. 

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All joking aside, is it weird that Kibblesmith boiled down the entire original run of New Warriors to the fact Night Thrasher rode a skateboard, and then used THAT as his justification for this book?

Love to see what Kibby's take-away from Watchmen or Killing Joke would be.

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9 hours ago, mako said:

Now be fair, you can't blame it ALL on Disney. Marvel has been making bone-head decisions since long before Disney bought them out.

It's just that under the Mouse-House, brain-farts like this are now the rule instead of the exception.

If only you actually read comics to sustain arguments like that. But alas.

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I feel mixed feelings about this book. Reappropriating derogatory terms is a bold move, but there's always the chance outsiders see it as doubling down on using them with their previous connotation. The designs feel like they jumped from a Batman Beyond episode, so they don't really feel natural. B-Negative is a pretty great pun for a character name, gotta give them that.

I loved Kibblesmith's Loki and I heard good things about his Black Panther vs. Deadpool so I'm cautiously optimistic. I just hope he handles well all the implications that these new characters are carrying. When trying to reflect modern culture, there is a very fine line between coming across as too detached from it and being a try-hard. I won't even be taking this book that seriously, though. "Internet gas" is a pretty clear telltale that you're not supposed to.

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19 minutes ago, GrtWhiteCustoms said:

Where is Vance? Was there no place for JUSTICE? 

He’s supposed to be making an appearance. 

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2 hours ago, Emnems80 said:

Safespace and Snowflake, I can't even....

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this is what I thought, and looking at these new characters names aside, and some plump chick with a magic backpack, Screentime..... umm yeah.. nah , kid morbius I can deal with...but I draw the line there, and I give pretty much everything a chance

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5 hours ago, ADour said:

If only you actually read comics to sustain arguments like that. But alas.

Should I be worried you show such obsessive interest in my comic reading habits?

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29 minutes ago, mako said:

Should I be worried you show such obsessive interest in my comic reading habits?

I'd suggest you to worry about your "talking out of my butt only to be most of the time swiftly shown up" habit. That one seems like in need of an intervention.

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