Wednesday, November 16, 2011
When the New Warriors first appeared, I wondered why it had taken Marvel so long to put together a team like theirs. There had not been a team of non-mutant teenage heroes since The Young Allies in the golden age (OK, they did have Power Pack, but that group was pre-teen). I think the Success of DC's New Teen Titans at the time encouraged them to give the concept a try. The formula must have worked for Marvel, as we have seen teen groups The Runaways, Young Avengers and The Future Foundation follow in their wake. The New Warriors was the first though, and it would be nice to see them make a return. They have never seemed to quite recover form the destruction of the group in Marvel's Civil War event. There have been a few attempts to relaunch a New Warriors comic, but nothing has stuck yet. The original team had an interesting roster of characters, and hopefully we will see a more permanent return soon.