Marvel Comics has announced a brand-new special that will mark the return of the young superhero team known as the Power Pack. Arriving in August, Power Pack: Grow Up #1 features the creative duo of Louise Simonson and June Brigman, the titular team's original creators.
The story follows the classic lineup of Alex, Julie, Katie and Jack Power as they are forced to spring into action when the villainous Brood interrupts a concert. Joining the Power Pack in this adventure will be special guests Wolverine and Kitty Pryde, of X-Men fame, and the story will seemingly be set during the time of the Power Pack's original run.
Moreover, the comic will feature an additional short story that will mark the first team-up between the aforementioned Simonson and fan-favorite artist Gurihiru, who previously worked on the 2005 Power Pack limited series, as well as Fantastic Four and Power Pack.
"I remember the joy I felt reading Power Pack #1 when it was first published, and the sadness of hitting the last page of the final issue of their original run," Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski said in a statement. "So, it's a thrill to be able to reunite Louise and June to tell untold tales with Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie from that time period. And to also have Gurihiru contributing a story bridges these two acclaimed generations of Power family fun, making this a perfect project to commemorate Marvel's 80th anniversary!"
Created by Simonson and Brigman alongside Bob Wiacek, the Power Pack made their debut in 1984 in a self-titled series that ran for 62 issues. This was followed by a four-issue Power Pack limited series in 2000 and another four-issue title in 2005 (the one Gurihiru worked on). The characters have gone on to be closely associated with the Future Foundation, with Alex Power/Zero-G being one of the Foundation's original recruits and Franklin Richards being a part-time member of the Power Pack.
Written by Louise Simonson with art by June Brigman and Gurihiru, Power Pack: Grow Up #1 is scheduled to be released on Aug. 28. The cover can be found below.