Marvel Comics has introduced the members of its new United Kingdom-based super team The Union. They'll make their debut in a five-issue Empyre tie-in series from writer Paul Grist and artist Andrea Di Vito launching this May.
Along with classic Marvel character Union Jack, the team is comprised of Britannia (the spritual embodiment of Britain), Northern Irish hero Snakes, Welsh hero The Choir, and Scotland's Kelpie.
R.B. Silva's designs for all four new characters can be seen right here - though little information about who they are has been revealed.
“40 years ago, Roger Stern and John Byrne introduced a new Union Jack into the pages of Captain America! This is the comic I've been waiting 40 years to write!” said Grist in the announcement. “New heroes! New adventures! And a team that’s falling apart before it's even begun!”
“I really like Medieval themes. With Britania and Kelpie, I wanted them to look like medieval warriors and I just simplified and modernized it from there,” added Silva, offering insight for his designs. “For Snakes, I thought of the visual for the Executioner. Someone the enemy will fear from just a look. And for the Choir, more of a light visual, something that can enable quick movements. On her knife I put 3 dragon's heads. I know on Wales’ flag they have a dragon with only one head but I thought, why not three?”
The Union #1 is due out in May.
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