The long-delayed, rewritten and redrawn Children Of The Atom by Vita Ayala and Bernard Chang debuts this week from Marvel Comics. And in the manner of the Young Avengers, features a cast of characters who all resemble more familiar X-Men characters. But as with Young Avengers, the origins of each are somewhat different. But who is who?
Carmen is Gimmick, can "charge up" objects, throw them and see them explode, like Gambit.
Beatrice "Buddy" Bartholomew Cyclops-Lass, has directional optic blasts with a visor control like Cyclops.
Benny is Marvel Guy, who has telepathic powers like Jean Grey.
Gabe is Cherub, who has flight powers with razor/protective wings like Archangel And Jay is Daycrawler, who has Nightcrawler-like teleportation powers and a BAMF sound effect. And yes, they are all 100% definitely the kids seen last year in Marvel's Voices from the same creative team.
The first issue of Children Of The Atom has them fighting the Hell's Belles – Briquette, Tremalo, Flambe and Vague. A new X-Men team doing the rounds of consisting of Pixie, Magma and Maggott. But it appears that the Children Of The Atom have other secrets about just who they are, yet to be revealed. Here's a preview of Children Of The Atom #1, out on Wednesday.
CHILDREN OF ATOM #1
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Bernard Chang (CA) R. B. Silva
WHEN DID THE X-MEN GET SIDEKICKS?!
Now! Don't miss the debut of the greatest teenage super hero team of all time! They've learned from the best, now they're ready to be put to the test! But who the heck are these kids, and where do they come from? Guest-starring the X-Men!
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