By Kevin Mahadeo
On June 9, the next generation of Marvel champions comes together to commemorate the Heroic Age in YOUNG ALLIES #1 by Sean McKeever and David Baldeon! Over the next four weeks, Marvel.com will spotlight a quartet of characters who will in part comprise the Allies, with commentary from McKeever as well as key reading on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. So sit back, read up and join the Young Allies!
Sometimes, teenagers get together to go to the movies or grab a bite to eat. Other teens prefer to battle evil and fight crime as the newest group of Marvel heroes in YOUNG ALLIES, a new ongoing series by writer Sean McKeever and artist David Baldeon.
Beginning June 9 as part of the Heroic Age, YOUNG ALLIES follows the adventures of adolescent heroes
"It's not a typical team book, so [
Rikki Barnes originally hailed from the Heroes Reborn Universe, where she served as sidekick to that reality's Captain America going by the name Bucky. She crossed over to the regular Marvel Universe during the ONSLAUGHT REBORN series and most recently took over the
"The thing I like writing about Rikki so much is that she really gets to magnify one of the things that we all deal with during our teen years and maybe in our 20's and beyond," he explains. "That is that sense of detachment and disenfranchisement and disillusionment that we all get to in our rebellious stage or as we develop into adults. So, her not being
Although the differences between
"Right off the bat, going forward, the biggest way that we'll be dealing with that issue is the fact that in her world, she knew a guy named Benito Serrano, who had an alter-ego named
Of course, not everyone immediately concedes to Rikki's leadership status. McKeever hints that the character experiences a few rocky roads ahead and teases that readers should expect a unique experience from this unique set of heroes.
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NOMAD DIGITAL HIGHLIGHTS
CAPTAIN AMERICA (1996) #1: The first appearance of Rikki Barnes
EXILES #81: Bucky's original Young Allies team with the Exiles against the dimension-hopping Proteus
ONSLAUGHT REBORN #5: Rikki Barnes makes the ultimate sacrifice for her universe
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