The third issue of New Warriors volume 4 has been added to the Conundrum with appearances by a whole bevy of brand new members and the return of one old member. Some mysteries are resolved on who’s who on the new team, but some remain unanswered. Read on for more info, but beware of SPOILERS.
New Warriors volume 4 #3 opens up with a morbid morgue scene depicting the bodies of the deceased Warriors following their deaths in Civil War #1. Microbe is confirmed dead, with the mangled body to prove it. There are photographs of Namorita‘s body before it was confiscated by Atlantis, leaving not much room for her survival. And then there’s the remains of Night Thrasher‘s armor, and the not-quite-certain possibility of his death. Dwayne Taylor could be alive.
And then we’re introduced to more of the new team. Wondra makes a significant appearance throughout the entire issue. In fact, much of the issue focuses on her perspective instead of Sofia, as has been the case for the first two issues. The latter is relegated to a 2-page scene. Barry (the former Beak) now goes by Blackwing. New members previously seen in shadows last issue are revealed in the 3-page training scene: Decibel, Ripcord, Skybolt and Tempest. It’s not entirely clear which character in the scene is Ripcord, and two remain seen but unnamed.
A 1-page post-training scene introduces us to the new team’s support crew: Grace and Kaz. A third, Aja, is mentioned but unseen.
Character pages and Checklists for all of these new characters have been created. They will be updated as more information about each of them is revealed.
The surprise appearance of the issue is a 3-page scene with Bandit, who now looks much different from previous appearances. This is a must-have for all of you Bandit fans, assuming you’re out there somewhere.
The issue closes with a 2-page appearance by the current Night Thrasher.
Another crucial issue! Very much recommended!