The New Warriors is a team that consists of young heroes, who first appeared in the pages of Thor in 1989. About 6 months later, the New Warriors gained their own series which lasted well into the mid 90s. Since then there have been a handful of short lived series starring the team with various line-ups. As part of the All-New Marvel NOW! publishing initiative New Warriors is being revived, consisting of members from the original run, characters from existing Marvel series and a few new heroes.
We go through each member of the upcoming New Warriors series so you can have some familiarity with the character going into the series.
The Original New Warrior Members
Speedball, aka Robbie Baldwin, is a founding member of the New Warriors. He has the ability to create a forcefield of energy around him which is produced as bubbles that surround him. When these bubbles come into contact with kinetic energy they reflect it as a more powerful force.
He received these powers through a lab accident.
Justice, aka Vance Astrovik, is a mutant with the power of telekinesis. He was formally known as Marvel Boy, but now goes by the name of Justice. He is one of the founding members of New Warriors.
The original Nova, Richard Rider, was an ongoing member of New Warriors and appeared in the majority of issues. Sadly he has passed away, but in the past year a new Nova has taken his place.
The new Nova, Sam Alexander, is a 15 year old boy who after a series of events inherits the powers of the Nova Corps (A sort of space police). He has the ability of energy blasts and absorption, along with flight.
He currently has his own self-titled series.
Scarlet Spider, aka Kaine, is a clone of Peter Parker created during the Spider-Island story arc, by the villainous Jackal. He has most of the powers of Spider-Man but, unlike Peter Parker, doesn’t have “with great power comes great responsibility” mantra. Due to this he actions were a bit more extreme, but over time have mellowed as he becomes more of a hero.
He starred in his own series which recently finished its 26 issue run.
Aracely, aka María Aracely Josefina Peñalba de las Heras, is a Mexican girl that was saved by Scarlet Spider. After being saved she regularly helped him become a hero. She has the ability to sense a person’s emotions, even from a distance.
She appeared in the recent Scarlet Spider regularly.
Sun Girl, aka Selah Burke, is a relatively new character who appeared in Superior Spider-Man Team-Up. She has no powers but instead utilises light-based weapons and gadgets. Her suit also has a special harness that allows he to fly.
She is the daughter of the villain Lightmaster.
New Warriors will also introduce two new characters. Not much is known about them yet, so I guess you will have to read the series to find out more.
Haechi is a newly awoken Inhuman as a result of the Infinity/Inhumanity event crossovers.
Water Snake is an Atlantian character.