September 9th, 2015 Last Updated on: September 9th, 2015
Native comic book geeks everywhere rejoice! Marvel's first Native American character Red Wolf will be starring in his own book soon, according to a recent Mashable article.
Red Wolf was introduced in 1970 as William Talltrees in Avengers #80, and was the star of his own nine-issue series that started in 1972 with stories set in the Old West. The new Red Wolf will reside in the American Southwest, where his more grounded powers — think of him as being to New Mexico what Daredevil is to Hell's Kitchen — will be put to the test against some very gnarly criminal elements in what's being described as a “gritty, brutal crime series.”
“We don’t have a lot of characters who appear in the Southwest,” said Jake Thomas, who's editing “Red Wolf.” Though he'll be connected to the Marvel world at large, “He’s going to be a little bit of a man apart out there.”
The creative team includes writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Jeffrey Veregge, a member of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe based out of Kingston, Washington, who's also of Suquamish and Duwamish decent. Veregge is doing covers, design and consulting; the artist on the book is Dalibor Talajić
“There's not a character like Red Wolf out there right now,” Veregge told 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.”
I've been a fan of Jeffrey's work for a while now, so this is pretty exciting news! I can't wait to see what he does with Red Wolf.
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