Marvel Comics' youth movement begins in first look at Mark Waid's Champions

We’re still in the thick of Civil War II, but we already know a few of the books that will be spinning out of the latest Marvel Comics event. One of the most exciting: Mark Waid’s Champions.

The new series will essentially take the A-list teens in Marvel’s roster and put them together to run their own super-team. We’ve already seen the Marvel Universe’s younger heroes trying to avoid getting roped into the drama surrounding the ideological war between Captain Marvel and Iron Man, and Champions will be born out of that youth movement to cut through those complicated questions and get back to being superheroes. Of course, this being a team of teens, that’s probably not quite as easy as it sounds. 

The publisher has dropped some preview pages from the new series, with the opening focusing on how Ms. Marvel seemingly gets involved in this spinoff team. Along with Kamala Khan, the series will also feature Miles Morales’ Spider-Man, Amadeus Cho’s Totally Awesome Hulk, Nova, young Scott Summers and Viv Vision. An interesting mix, no doubt.

So, what can we expect from the series? In our recent chat with Waid, he talked about how he enjoys writing these young characters (since several feature in his All New, All Different Avengers) and the built-in drama when dealing with the volatility of teenagers. So, probably a lot of that, we'd think.

The first issue of Champions hits shelves Oct. 5.

Check out the preview pages via Comic Vine below:

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