Two New Marvel NOW! Teasers Featuring Hydra Cap and Captain Marvel
Marvel is still being cryptic about their upcoming Marvel Now initiative but they have begun hyping it up. Below are the two teaser images for the story arc.
The first image above features Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel who is pretty the baddest gal in the Marvel U at the moment, working together with the all-female squad A-Force as well as leading the Ultimates. She’s also front-and-center in a new (Civil) war with Iron Man.
On the other side of the teaser image is Slapstick, one of Deadpool’s employees who double as “Deadpool” in the merc’s new business venture.
Previously Marvel Comics also released their very first teaser image still drawn by Mike Deodato.
On the top half of the image features Steve Rogers aka Captain America who may or may not be an agent of HYDRA; this assures us that the guy who could be HYDRA’s brightest agent survives the chaos and mayhem that comes along with Civil War II. The bottom part of the teaser features Marvel’s newest inhuman character MOSAIC.
Notice we didn’t use the term “hero” because really, he’s not. He’s being marketed to the public as an anti-hero. MOSAIC will be hitting stores in October 2016 and will be written by Geoffrey Thorne and art by Khary Randolph. In the book, we will be introduced to Morris Sackett, a former pro basketball player who goes through Terrigenesis and gives him the powers to inhabit other people’s bodies, but loses his in the process.
“I grew up on Marvel comics. They’re a large part of the reason I became a writer,” said Thorne. “To be asked to create a new character for Marvel and for that character to be this character and for him to be realized in this way? My inner 12-year-old hasn’t stopped screaming and dancing. And, not to put too fine a point on it, he’s black. I’m getting to add another black character to the Marvel universe that gave us the Black Panther, Cage, Falcon, Blade, Miles Morales, and Storm. Also, they’re paying me.”
“People always ask for more diversity and strong characters of color, so that is what we aim to deliver,” added Randolph. “But that aspect is just the outer layer — the more important thing is creating an interesting person that people will want to know more about month to month.”
Readers can also pick up a special Mosaic issue on August exclusively at Barnes and Noble.