Marvel Announces New Series Starring Native American Hero Red Wolf
For the first time in almost 40 years, Native American superhero Red Wolf will be starring in his own solo comic. Marvel announced the new series via Mashable today, which will star the same version of Red Wolf currently seen in the Secret Wars tie-in 1872. Unlike 1872, however, this book is billed as a “gritty, brutal crime series.”
Red Wolf will be written by Nathan Edmondson (Black Widow) and drawn by Dalibor Talajic (Master of Kung Fu). Artist Jeffrey Veregge will provide cover art as well as “design and consulting” for the series. Veregge. According to Mashable, Veregge is a member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe in Kingston, Washington and will be helping to guide the series and its portrayal of Native American culture.
“Nobody should go to this looking as its historical,” Edmondson told Mashable. “He comes from another dimension, after all. But it’s very important for us to approach it in as authentic a way as possible. Jeffery offers this, and not just for consultation, but with his creative input — his covers jump out from 100 feet away.”
“Above all, he’s resourceful,” Edmondson said of Red Wolf. “He’s kind of in a sense the Jason Bourne of the West, who can find a way out of any situation, or a way to use the resources of whatever room or position he may be in — he’s not a gunslinger, but he might use a gun if he has to. … But beyond all that, he’s just a brawling, tough-as-nails fighter.”
A Red Wolf-centric comic was hinted at when Marvel revealed their first All-New, All-Different Marvel teaser earlier this summer. At the time it wasn’t clear whether this Red Wolf was the same one seen in 1872 or a new, modernized take on the character, but it appears that 1872’s Red Wolf will be leaving Battleworld and crossing over into the regular Marvel Universe.
Marvel has yet to reveal a release window for Red Wolf, but we expect the series to debut in December 2015 or early 2016.
Source @ IGN