Super youth will be “Outlawed” in an upcoming one-shot from Marvel, which spun out of the Incoming! one-shot this past December. Well, now spinning out of the events of Outlawed, will be a new ongoing Champions series starring some of those outlawed youth.
It looks like Kamala-Ms. Marvel, Sam-Nova, and Miles-Spider-Man are back as Champions, with no doubt more joining them later on. The new series will be written by Eve Ewing, with interior art by Simone Di Meo. Here is how the corporates describe it:
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!
Seems like Ewing has big plans for the series:
“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 are some preview images for Champions #1 (2020):
The most recent issue of the previous Champions series was for October’s issue #10, though an issue #11 was described in the trade paperback listing that was released in November. We’re guessing the new Champions series will launch in April since it was not listed in March.
UPDATE: Yes it debuts in April.