STARBRAND & NIGHTMASK Ongoing Announced

Starbrand And Nightmask
Starbrand And Nightmask
Credit: Marvel Comics
Starbrand And Nightmask
Starbrand And Nightmask
Credit: Marvel Comics

Marvel has announced another new series joining it's "All-New All-Different Marvel" line-up: Starband & Nightmask, according to CBR. This new series debuting in December focuses on the New Universe alums who have been seen most recently in Jonathan Hickman's Avengers run. In this new series, writer Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, Star Wars: Rebels) and artist Dominike "Domo" Stanton take this duo out on their own as they balance being superheroes and college students.

Starbrand And Nightmask
Starbrand And Nightmask
Credit: Marvel Comics

"I love the juxtaposition of huge cosmic complications with really mundane life milestones," Weisman told CBR. "It's a sci-fi buddy adventure, but that's not all it is. There's drama and pathos and romance and mystery and discovery and tragedy and even a little horror. Folks familiar with my work know I like to write densely plotted stuff, really packing stuff in. Starbrand & Nightmask will be no different."

The writer said that the two heroes continue to be Avengers, but that Nightmask thinks the two should "experience normal life for someone [their] age."

Eagle-eyed readers might find some commonality here with another superhero who's going to college -- Squirrel Girl in The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Weisman said that Nightmask and Starbrand are enrolled in the same college -- Empire State University -- and Doreen Green does in fact show up in the first issue.

But according to Weisman, college life isn't the only thing Starband and Nightmask have to worry about, as villains up to and including those "on a cosmic scale" will show up in the new series.

You'll be seeing some familiar -- and downright old school -- faces in a new light, as antagonists on a cosmic scale actually "team-up" with more standard Earth-bound super-villains to take on our two powerful heroes," Weisman said. "We'll also have new opponents. One in particular will be introduced by the end of the first arc, and she will eventually emerge as one of Starbrand and Nightmask's most dangerous foes."

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