A New Team Of Heroes Comes Together In The New Warriors #1

A New Team Of Heroes Comes Together In The New Warriors #1


Jay Cochran - March 17, 2020
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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monron999 - 2020-03-25 @ 3:11 pm
On 3/19/2020 at 6:55 AM, Magnetotron said:

'Safespace and Snowflake'?...they are both ridiculous AND hatefully provocative, especially coming as they do from a very liberally biased writer affiliated with the Colbert Show. This nonsense will be the death of Marvel...I am considering a full ban on all Marvel related purchases AFTER I get my Fox X-Men Marvel Legends.

Boy have these a--hats truly misjudged their customer base or what?

The most ironic (moronic) thing is that Kibblesmith is the typical, much detested, root of all evil, 40 Year Old White Dude who they appointed (anointed) to appeal to today's diversified and marginalized youth. Anyone who has tried to created their own comic (and most of us have) knows this book and these characters reek of something created by someone in their early teen years and they got dusted off and renamed with contemporary buzz words at the first chance the creator was given the green light to "create something new". This reminds me of Steve Buscemi's character from 30 Rock.

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monron999 - 2020-03-25 @ 1:22 pm
On 3/21/2020 at 9:48 PM, No1WonderFan said:

So maybe the kids all die on the first mission? 

Doubt it, but on the bright side the comic will die no later than issue three, guaranteed. The dark side (especially for comic shop owners) is that this book and the new Children of the Atom are gonna be fully non-refundable cuz Disney doesn't want it to be known how poorly they might (and most probably will) sell.

memocromatico - 2020-03-24 @ 3:12 pm
18 hours ago, ProfessorMangle said:

The biggest problem I see with those names is that it's not teens or twenty-somethings who get called "Snowflake", or who hide in "Safespaces"; it's Millennials. The weird, disillusioned, sheltered thirty-somethings, who are so pumped up on "self-esteem" and participation trophies to realize how narcissistic and out of touch with reality they've become.

I wish I were pumped on self-esteem. I've crippling low self-esteem to the point of self-sabotage in advantageous situations. ON EVERY LEVEL.

ProfessorMangle - 2020-03-23 @ 8:41 pm
On 3/18/2020 at 3:17 AM, Jeddostotle7 said:

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.

The biggest problem I see with those names is that it's not teens or twenty-somethings who get called "Snowflake", or who hide in "Safespaces"; it's Millennials. The weird, disillusioned, sheltered thirty-somethings, who are so pumped up on "self-esteem" and participation trophies to realize how narcissistic and out of touch with reality they've become.

ProfessorMangle - 2020-03-23 @ 8:30 pm

Assuming that the comic book industry survives the rest of this year, none of these characters will. MAYBE B-Negative, but they should probably come up with a better name.

SpiderS - 2020-03-23 @ 7:20 pm

Actually I dont think its disney mandate at all to make comic book like that, as far as I heard due to minuscule sales disney really doesnt care much for marvel comics. 

No1WonderFan - 2020-03-22 @ 2:48 am
On 3/19/2020 at 11:29 PM, ADour said:

This book stars the original team. It's about them becoming mentors to these new heroes. These new characters are just the supporting cast.

So maybe the kids all die on the first mission? 

ADour - 2020-03-20 @ 3:34 am
9 minutes ago, mako said:

Don't even mention Namorita. I break out in cold sweats when I think what they're gonna do to her now.

You don't need to think about it, we know what they're going to do to her...

... Give her a costume revamp.

It's literally there in the announcement video. I feel like this is too much of a low-hanging fruit to comment further.

ADour - 2020-03-20 @ 3:29 am
28 minutes ago, No1WonderFan said:

Definitely. The original New Warriors was one of my favorite books ever. When I saw the headline and then saw Firestar and Namorita I got SOOO excited. Then I saw the rest of the release. Why can't we just have the original team -even if it's just called "Warriors."

This book stars the original team. It's about them becoming mentors to these new heroes. These new characters are just the supporting cast.

mako - 2020-03-20 @ 3:22 am
13 minutes ago, No1WonderFan said:

Definitely. The original New Warriors was one of my favorite books ever. When I saw the headline and then saw Firestar and Namorita I got SOOO excited. Then I saw the rest of the release. Why can't we just have the original team -even if it's just called "Warriors."

Don't even mention Namorita. I break out in cold sweats when I think what they're gonna do to her now.

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