New Warriors Classic - Volume 1
His parents dead, Dwayne Taylor - a.k.a. Night Thrasher - set out to create a new family for himself and ended up with the premier super-team of the 1990s Marvel Boy and Firestar Namorita and Nova Speedball All they want to do is change the world Decide for yourself how well they managed it in their trials by fire against Terrax and the Juggernaut Also featuring anti-heroe...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 22nd 2009 by Marvel
(first published September 1992)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
(showing 1-30 of 46)
Here's where it all began. Some of it's a bit ropey (particularly the Thor story), but at least it avoids the "decompression" trend of newer comics. This lays the groundwork for future stories, and there are two particular scenes that really impressed me on their own merits (for different reasons): (view spoiler)[Vance pinning his father to the ceiling, and Speedball bouncing back and forth past the window during a team meeting. (hide spoiler)]
I'd owned the first few issues of the actual first New Warriors series already, but did have to snag this tpb (which includes the two-part origin story from Thor's series) when I saw it. Definitely a raw read (for both Nicieza and artist Mark Bagley, this was their first full-time gig on a series), but good. You can see they've already hit good creative stride, making the Warriors stand out from so many teen hero books.
Aww, nothing like the feeling of visiting old friends! When I first started reading comics in the early 90's, NW felt like it was writen just for me. It was edgy, funny and most importantly fresh! Speedball was and still is my favorite and it was cool seeing Firestar transition from the cartoon "Spiderman and His Amazing Friends" to the world of Marvel. To this day, I still love how the team came together and how bad ass Night Thrasher was!
Fabian Nicieza is an American comic book writer and editor who is best known for his work on Marvel titles such as X-Men, X-Force, New Warriors, Cable and Deadpool, and Thunderbolts, for all of which he helped create numerous characters.More about Fabian Nicieza...