New Warriors: Reality Check by Zeb WellsI will always have a soft spot in my heart for the New Warriors. When I first started reading comics, they were the heroes who most resonated with me, and I subscribed to their comic for years. This collected story is a weird little moment in their history, coming a few years after they stopped being relevant, with some major visual character redesigns and some membership changes. The premise of this fast-paced comedy series is that the team has been ignored for so long that, being contemporary young people, they agree to have their adventures filmed for a reality show, with all the distasteful network executive meddling that comes along with that. Its not the most subtle of critiques, but its funny and cheeky and thoughtful. Each issue references a major Marvel villain (OK, Tiger Shark isnt quite major, but hes been around for a long time, as have the other villains of the book) in some surprising way, and each hero gets enough space to shine. Its true, as part of the larger Marvel context, this is the series that established the premise that would later be dragged in as a sad excuse for the start of the Marvel Civil War event (Civil War), with our heroes getting sacrificed or twisted in such disappointing ways - but I prefer to read this story without thinking of the misery that follows. On its own, this is a wonderful little road trip comic.
Although I will read just about any New Warriors story by an author who likes the characters as much as I do, what makes this collection such a pleasure to read is the energetic art by Skottie Young. Young is one of my favorite artists in comics today, with stylized figures and great body language and facial expressions. Real joy bursts through the lines on his pages, and in this particular collection, he augments that by picking up the reality television angle and presenting some panels a bit out of focus, or with a camera focus on one specific part of the panel. The book feels like a TV show when its supposed to, and it feels like an immediate action story when it needs to, and it feels like a labor of love throughout.
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New Warriors () 75 issues New Warriors Annual () 4 issues New Warriors Vol 2 () 11 issues New Warriors Vol 3 () 6.
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The New Warriors is a team of young superheroes published by the Marvel Comics company. Created in the s as Marvel's answer to DC Comics ' Teen Titans , they were at first, like the Titans, composed mostly of teenage superheroes who had already appeared in other comics, though new characters were added as well. Among their most notable members are:. Other members include Rage, a super-strong angry young Black man , Silhouette, a crippled girl with darkness powers who fights crime on crutches; Turbo, actually a guy and a girl who shared the superpowered Torpedo costume between them; Hindsight Lad, a nerdy Joke Character ; Microbe, who could make people sick, and a few others. The first series started in , thrived during the comics industry's boom years following, limped through the market's contraction and finally ended in