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“Hyperion” Takes Flight At Marvel With Wendig & Virella

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“Hyperion” Takes Flight At Marvel With Wendig & Virella

Marvel continues to establish the Squadron Supreme as a tentpole of “All-New, All-Different Marvel” with the launch of “Hyperion,” a new series from writer Chuck Wendig and artist Nik Virella starring the Squadron’s super-powered ex-Avenger. The title joins “Squadron Supreme” and the recently-announced “Nighthawk” solo series.

Newsarama has more info on the title, which was part of a wave of series announced at a retailer event in London. “Hyperion,” which will drop the powerful hero in America’s heartland, will be written by Wendig — a novelist who just joined the Star Wars universe with the book “Aftermath” and who just made his comic writing debut with Archie Comics’ “The Shield.” Artist Nik Virella continues on with Marvel after illustrating the “Secret Wars” tie-in “1872.”

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“‘Hyperion’ is about the titular character coming to grips with just who the hell he is,” Wendig told Newsarama. “Here’s a guy who lost his universe and now exists as part of a group where he feels more and more alienated (pun not intended until now). He’s supposed to be a father, a teacher, and he has all these precepts in mind for how he is supposed to be, but little practice or understanding as to what that means. He takes America and its people as his ‘adopted children,’ but that also means he has to get to know his, um, ‘new kids.’ So, we put him smack dab in the American heartland-in all its rust, corn and gun-fed glory-and see what happens.”

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Wendig also complimented Virella’s work, saying, “Nik’s work has a staggering beauty — and you can be sure that Hyperion is going to be one sexy motherf***er.”

You can check out Lupacchino’s cover for “Hyperion” below.

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