There’s never been a better time to be a teenager in the Marvel Universe. A whole new generation of diverse young heroes is emerging in the MU, and to spotlight them, Marvel just announced a new team book, The Champions, made up of some of their brightest new prospects. The roster includes the time-displaced teen Cyclops, Ms. Marvel, the Miles Morales variety of Spider-Man, Nova, the recently Hulked-out Amadeus Cho, and the Vision’s synthezoid spawn, Viv. It’s an intriguing lineup to be sure, but it has a lot of room to grow!
Despite the renewed focus on youth, Marvel has a ton of great teenage superheroes that have gone unused recently. While a lot of them may not wear the mantle of an older hero, they are still worthy of attention and development, and would make great additions to the rebellious team. After all, what better way to emphasize the generational conflict brewing in the Marvel Universe than by including completely original characters? Though if Marvel is intent on keeping the team one of legacy heroes, there are even a few of those that would work well on the team.
Marvel’s younger generations are packed with great characters, and I couldn’t possibly highlight all of them here. Be sure to let us know your favorites in the comments.