Marvel has announced the new Champions series we've all been waiting for, and as expected, coming off successful runs on Ironheart and Ms. Marvel Team-Up, Eve Ewing will write the book spinning out of the Outlawed one-shot and setting the direction for Marvel's teen heroes, with Simone Di Meo on art. Marvel media partner Screenrantcrush revealed the news in an EX-X-XCLUSIVE report that also featured an interview with Ewing, in which she reveals the title will rock the rest of the Marvel Universe to its foundations.
Alanna Smith came to me with this story idea last summer. I was so into it and we were just talking about it as a cool series that I would do. But after I started working on the pitch, it became clear that there was interest from other creative teams in picking up the story, and that was humbling and cool. So now it's creeping more toward becoming a complete status quo change for the Marvel Universe, and I've connected with a couple of other writers to think about what they're gonna be doing in other titles. Can't wait to see where it all goes!
Here's the synopsis of the issue, along with covers and preview art:
THE CHAMPIONS RETURN IN TROUBLED TIMES! A law is passed that goes against everything Ms. Marvel, Nova and Spider–Man founded the Champions for…But the world still needs heroes, even if the world doesn't want them right now. After Ms. Marvel makes an unexpected and emotional announcement that her team won't go down without a fight, a group of teen vigilantes gathers to plan their next move. But the C.R.A.D.L.E. task force is hot on their trail, and there's a spy in their midst… Eve L. Ewing (IRONHEART, OUTLAWED) and Simone Di Meo (IMMORTAL HULK: THE BEST DEFENSE and VENOM: ACTS OF EVIL) team up for a dramatic new era of Champions that will define Marvel's teen heroes for years to come!