Marvel's MIGHTY Reveals Final Two Members, Young Heroes Graduate to Big Time
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Update 6/6: Today's teaser fills out the roster with the addition of the final two members of the line-up, Power Man, and White Tiger. After having the leader, the brains, the muscle, and the power-house, it only makes sense that we'd get the heart, and possibly our "point-of-view" characters through the newbies.
Brevoort, of course, is back with another Marvel AR video reveal to discuss the two new characters.
"Today, two final characters for our Mighty teasers of the week. The White Tiger, a character that some have probably seen on the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, others know from Avengers Academy, is ready to step up and take her place as a full-fledged individual hero, not just a hero in training who is trying to live up to the reputation of their sibling.
Similarly, our other character today, Power Man, Victor Alvarez, a young character who first showed up in Shadowland, is a protegé of both Luke Cage and Iron Fist; he too will get to show what he's made of, as Infinity washes over the face of the Earth."
And finally, here is the video from yesterday's reveal. Stay tuned tomorrow for more details on Mighty.
Update 6/5: Another day, another teaser - though this time it's a two-in-one. After Marvel Comics revealed Luke Cage and the Superior Spider-Man, today they offer up two more members. One has been a member of virtually every major Marvel team at one time or another, and the other is one of Marvel's "supermen" who only ever appeared in one mini-series.
Once again, VP of Publishing and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort revealed the characters in a video message hidden by Marvel AR. Take it away, Tom.
"Welcome back! Today we have two characters to put in front of you. The first, Adam, the Blue Marvel, a character that garnered a lot of attention from the one limited-series he was in. He's a phenomenally powerful character. A man who, his conscience told him to stand down at the command of his president. Ever since, he's regretted the action. He has some ambivalence about what he should be doing, what his place in the world is. He's viewed in different ways from different members of the public. The time has come for him to step onto the world stage in a big way, the events of Infinity are such that he can no longer sit on the sidelines.
She-Hulk is the second character today. She's been a lawyer, she's a member of the Future Foundation right now, she's juggled a lot of things. She's served with the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the Defenders a bit. She's been a good team player, so when a band of characters is pulled together, she's sort of an essential piece in keeping the gears moving."
And now, here are the first two videos for you non-AR inclined folks.
Update, 6/4: Tuesday brings the latest reveal of who's joining Luke Cage on the "Mighty" Avengers team during Infinity, and it's the Superior Spider-Man.
Thus far, Superior Spider-Man has been having some trouble fitting in with his teammates in the Avengers proper, nearly getting kicked out of the group in April's Superior Spider-Man #8. Whether or not he'll fare better in this environment remains to be seen.
Like the previous teaser, the image features an AR enhancement leading to a video from Marvel senior vice president of publishing and Infinity editor Tom Brevoort:
"Today's mystery character is the Superior Spider-Man. A very different flavor of Spider-Man than the typical hero that we know and love, Doctor Octopus has commandeered his body and is using it to carry out his own interpretation, his brand of what being a hero is.
"During the course of the Infinity catastrophe, he is on Earth in the center of New York. It is his city, he has it rigged with spider-cameras, spider-bots, spider-minions, and there's no way anyone will be attacking his place without his intervention."
With what sure looks like four more reveales left to go, keep reading Newsarama as more information is released this week.
Original story: A new team looks to be forming during Marvel's upcoming Infinity event, with the first teaser (likely of several) released Monday, focusing on the word "Mighty."
Here's the official description: "From the battlefields of Infinity comes a new team to protect Earth! With the Avengers light-years away in space, contending with the Builders and Thanos’ marauders ransacking the Earth, who will stand in defense of mankind?"
The teaser displays six slots for the team, with one icon revealed so far. If you scan the teaser image with the Marvel AR app, a video plays with Marvel senior vice president of publishing and Infinity editor Tom Brevoort giving more details about the project.
"Welcome to our first Mighty teaser, the first teaser about this new project coming up, that we'll be telling you about all week," Brevoort says in a recorded message. "During his tenure with the New Avengers, Luke Cage became the moral center of the team. While he's now retired from being an active Avenger because of the need to raise his daughter in a safer environment, the call to arms, and the catastrophe that is Infinity forces him to get back up off the bench and pull together a bunch of other characters to be the Avengers when no one else can. Luke's the one character with the gravitas and the wherewithal to make this happen."
Given Luke Cage's involvement, his long-time partner Iron Fist — another character mostly dormant since Avengers vs. X-Men — could be a safe guess for potential inclusion.
Marvel's 2011 event Fear Itself featured a group of heroes (including Iron Fist) outfitted with Asgardian weapons, promoted as "The Mighty." The six-part Infinity series, written by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Jim Cheung, Jerome Opeña and Dustin Weaver, starts in August.