After the much pipe down on Civil War, we can now expect Marvel to come up with Civil War II, however, this time, we get to see some new heroes in the forefront.
In doing so, we can now see a team of “Champions”, which is sort of lost Marvel team from way back in 1970, comprising of some strong adherents. The group is said to be led by Black Widow with a team of Hercules, Ghost Rider, Iceman, and Angel.
“A teen team supreme that refuses to adhere to the antiquated ways of old.”
You can very well see them burning their Avengers membership IDs, apparently, quitting the Avenger team. This action by the team is in response to the moral failings of their adult counterparts during Civil War II. A trio comprising of Morales, Khan and Alexander were junior members of the main Avengers team.
Mark Waid explains, their attitude plays a major role that gives them the name of Champions:
“If they’re cutting the cord if they’re going off on their own to establish themselves as a thing onto themselves, they kind of need their own name. They are ultimately very socially conscious, very activist-minded, and very positive about being superheroes, so the name had to feel like a really upbeat superhero name.”
The list includes Miles Morales the younger Spiderman, Nova standard-bearer Sam Alexander, Kamal Khan aka Ms. Marvels, Hulk Amadeus Cho, and Viv Vision, the “daughter” of The Vision.
Adding to the team would be a younger version of Scott Summers aka Cyclops. Along with Summers, there would be few more X-Men, jumping the timeline to make an appearance in the Champions.
The Champions is written by Mark Waid and the artwork would be done by Humberto Ramos.
Marvel brings Champions to a prominent set of popular, contemporary and positively covered characters. A lot of publishers are already betting on their presence with an arrival of a compelling new franchise.