|This isn’t one of them…|
Ask anybody to name a superhero from the Marvel universe and chances are they’ll say Spider-Man, Wolverine, or the Fantastic Four. There’s nothing wrong with that but I feel it’s time for Marvel to start bringing attention to their heroes that haven’t shared the same popularity but have just as much potential. From the king of a technologically advanced fictional African nation, to a member of an intergalactic peace keeping force, to an ex-con who got his powers in a good-old fashioned experiment gone wrong, there are characters within the Marvel U that could be the next generation of famous heroes.
***some spoilers ahead***
|That’s an alien head in his hand.|
The Panther has been featured in Marvel cartoons and video games in the past but hasn’t starred in anything until recently. A Panther cartoon was made for BET with Djimon Hounsou’s voice used, but after the initial 6 episodes, nothing new has been released. A feature film has been in limbo since 1992, and with the success of Marvel Studios, I hope they finally get this made. With the right cast, *cough*Djimon Hounsou*cough*, and the right script, I can see this as a mix of the action from a typical comic book movie and couple scenes of the tactical breakdown from Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes.
|Before shit hit the fan|
Not content to have Nova be another overpowered “Deus Ex Machina” for future story arcs, his writers immediately pitted him against cosmic threats that challenge seasoned, veteran heroes such as Annihilus, the technorganic Phalanx, the entire Shi’ar Empire, and Thanos the Mad Titan; these battles tested not only his physical strength but also his mental and emotional strength. Eventually, Nova sacrificed himself to save the universe from the attacks of an alternate universe, where there is no death, called the Cancerverse. But whether this is a final death or a comic book death (where he shows up fine in a few months’ time) remains to be seen.
|After. And yes this is him ripping someone inside out|
|They all end up like this anyway.|
Luke has gone through some pretty drastic changes recently. He’s gone from a loner to a husband and father. He has grown from a solo hero into the leaders of two different groups. The first is the leader of one of the 75 teams of Avengers, where he leads bigger name heroes like Wolverine, Spider-Man, and the Thing. The other group he is the head of is the supervillian convict rehabilitation program, the Thunderbolts. As an ex-con, he feels like he can show them a future where they aren’t falling into the same cycle of crime and imprisonment. All this extra responsibility has easily fallen on his bulletproof shoulders.