Marvel already teased the fact that Native American character Red Wolf was on his way to get his own comic book, but today the first images and creative teams have been announced via Mashable. Nathan Edmondson (Black Widow) is writing the brand new series that features covers, design and consulting from Jeffrey Veregge, a Native American artist who recently contributed covers to G.I. Joe from IDW. Dalibor Talajić, recent artist from Secret Wars spin-off comic Master of Kung Fu is drawing the interiors. Jake Thomas will be editing the brand new series starting with Red Wolf #1 — the first new solo title for the character in several decades. Red Wolf recently spun out of Marvel’s Secret Wars title 1872, an oddball tale that took place in the past. The hero was also in the All-New, All-Different Marvel teaser as seen below, which has allowed for fringe character in the Marvel Universe to remain relevant and receive their own quirky comic books. The series will take place in the American Southwest.
“There’s not a character like Red Wolf out there right now,” Veregge said to Mashable. “As a native, I’m really excited to see that he can do things, he can figure out things and stand with Captain America, and hold his own in this universe. That’s what’s awesome about it: You have all these characters of different nationalities and ethnicities, but it’s not all about their culture. It’s about them being a hero.”
The hero was created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema and first debuted in Avengers #80. Red Wolf went onto to star in a nine-issue series in the early ’70s. In the decades following, Marvel creators have placed the hero in projects like: Fantastic Four, Blaze of Glory, Western Legends and Rawhide Kid.
Edmondson went onto clarify plot details within the comic that contains no supernatural aspects “we’ve made him a little bit of a regular Joe. We’re not too beholden to the Red Wolf of old — this is our take on that character,” said Edmondson.
This is another Marvel addition to the line which stands out from other comics in the publishing slate. Every single character teased in the All-New, All-Different Marvel teaser now has their own series aside from Phil Coulson and the Steve Rogers. While a Black Panther series hasn’t been officially announced, several rumors continually tease the existence of a new ongoing series. The landscape at Marvel seems to be changing with new characters of color in the spotlight. Never before has the publisher been so focused on creating comic books with minority heroes like Miles Morales, Red Wolf, Captain America, Black Panther and more. Will we as comic book fans support these new titles from an experimental Marvel looking to capture more unique voices?
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