Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Axel Alonso recently appeared on MSNBC to talk about the publisher’s newest title “Red Wolf,” which will feature a Native American hero from the American Southwest. The comic will hail from writer Nathan Edmondson, interior artist Dalibor Talajic and cover artist Jeffrey Veregge, himself a member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe.
“Back in the ’70s, Red Wolf was a character who existed in the Wild West, and he was sort of a Native American Avenger with a red wolf by his side,” Alonso explained. “What we’re doing is we’re taking that character and we’re bringing him into the Marvel Universe, where he’s going to run alongside Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men… He is best described as a Native American MacGyver. He’s a handy individual who’s able to adapt to almost anything and he’ll need to.”
Though he won’t have superpowers, this new incarnation of Red Wolf will have “the ability to adapt to all circumstances and find a weapon or tool in almost anything available.”
“Marvel Comics has one mantra, and it’s to reflect the world, and the world outside your window includes people of all types. I myself am Hispanic, and I love that we have characters out there we can show to my son… I think it’s very important that people see this, and we’ve upped our efforts to bring inspirational characters who are transcendent, whose stories are universal,” he added.
While details about the hero remain secret, it has been revealed that this Red Wolf will hail from the world of”1872,” the “Secret Wars” series where a version of Red Wolf is currently appearing. Therefore, his parallel universe origin means he won’t be connected to any existing Native American tribe.
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