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Marvel introduces two new superheroes, Snowflake and Safespace (marvel.com)
9 points by feross 11 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments

When Kamala’s Law goes into effect in the highly anticipated one-shot, OUTLAWED, super heroics will be left to the adults and underage heroes will be banned unless they have official government assigned mentors. That’s where THE NEW WARRIORS come in.

This feels like yet. ANOTHER. retread of Civil War where the overarching narrative is an edict on super powers and the drama that ensues within the super community.

Marvel, I ask you: have you ever heard the phrase "lightning in a bottle" and do you know what it means? I don't think it means whatever you think it means, because this is the third time you've told this story now. It was only good the first time.

When you make shows targeting children, you can just retread the same storyline with updated graphics and your audience will be totally entranced.

That said. I think this is different from civil war. The focus there was on “big brother is watching you” and mirrored real life debates about State surveillance and forced licensing.

In this case, the focus is on children and may end up mirroring real life debates about childhood independence, home schooling, and government usurping the authority of parents in a child’s life.

>Her “magic backpack” is actually a pocket dimension with seemingly infinite space, from which she can pull out useful or random objects

Reminds me of Drywall from Scud: The Disposable Assassin comic[1]. It's an interesting plot device.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scud:_The_Disposable_Assassin

"Hello, fellow kids!"

It's n=1, but the nineteen-year-old in my house genuinely enjoyed these heroes, especially the racial and gender diversity. It's the first comic book they expressed interest in after we showed them the initial summary.

I kinda find this awesome, and I'm glad that, now in my thirties, teenaged superheroes are finally being designed that make me feel old.

I thought Endgame ruined Marvel. Turns out I was wrong.


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