I admit I arched an eyebrow when I was told Marvel’s latest superheroes were Snowflake, Safespace and Screentime.
The new group has been created by Emmy-nominated Daniel Kibblesmith and artist Lucian Vecchio, and after watching this video, I get the logic behind the names.
Will it work, though?
Absolutely take an insult that’s thrown at you and make it your own. It’s a powerful move. If these new New Warriors are charismatic and exciting enough to do that, then they’ll have won. That feels like a challenge, though.
Kibblesmith told press;
I wanted to have teen characters who felt as “now” as the New Warriors did in 1990. The New Warriors have been zeitgeist characters from the beginning, you get edgy skateboarding Night Thrasher in the ’90s and the Reality TV team in the 2000s, and now in 2020, we have New Warriors who have never grown up without the Internet, and one character who appears to essentially live inside it.”
Trailblazer has a magic backpack that seems to be tapped into a pocket dimension of infinite space from which she can grab all sorts of helpful items.
Screentime is an always digitally connected teen who can see the world through augmented reality, including real-time maps.
Snowflake and Safespace
Snowflake and Safespace are psychic twins. One can protect others with pink forcefields, but not himself, the other manifests and throws shuriken at their enemies.
Lastly, there’s B-Negative, a teenage living-vampire (probably created by Morbius) who’s a goth kid and acrobat.
What do you think? A marketing stunt? An actual shot at establishing a long-running series or is this just full of cringe?