Sumerak teases future Power Pack mini

During an interview about the Marvel Adventures line, writer Marc Sumerak mentioned that he would be returning to the all-ages Power Pack with another team-up mini-series following Fred Van Lente’s Power Pack: Day One mini-series, which debuts in March after Sumerak’s current Iron Man & Power Pack mini-series.

From the interview:

Well, the first issue of Iron Man & Power Pack is on-sale now. This new series sees the Power kids teaming up with Iron Man for four action-packed issues that will have them facing off against Ultimo, Blizzard, Speed Demon, the Ghost, Titanium Man… and even each other! It’s gonna be a pretty wild ride from start to finish! I’m working with artist Marcelo DiChiara on this one, and every page he’s turned in has been absolutely gorgeous. Wait ’til you see him tackle an army of Iron Men in issues #3-#4!

After that, I hand off the reins to our good friend Fred Van Lente for four-issues. And right after his issues wrap up, I’ll be back on board with a brand new series featuring a super-cool (and not-yet-revealed) team-up! So there’s plenty of Pack to come!

Full interview.

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Real-life Justice helps out homeless

Photo by Susan Biddle, Washington PostThe Washington Post today reported on a local team of super-heroes in Washington, DC, helping out for the holidays. One of them, Jasmine Modoor, goes by the name Justice (no apparent connection to Vance Astrovik).

Of course, they don’t have any actual powers, but they do donate their time for various community service activities as the Capital City Super Squad. Two of the members, Justice (at right in the accompanying Washington Post photo by Susan Biddle) and Captain Prospect (center), spent several hours on Thanksgiving yesterday passing out home-cooked food to the homeless. A third member, Nice Ninja, was stuck in traffic and couldn’t make it.

Modoor is in her first year at Howard University’s law school, and hopes to practice law as a social engineer instead of becoming a “parasite”. If she did have powers, and could choose, she would have foresight (presumably, the ability to see into the future).

From the article:

Last summer, Modoor was planning her move to the District for school and browsing Craigslist for furniture when she stumbled on a notice from Captain Prospect calling for volunteers.

“I thought it was a very unique way to approach community service,” Justice said.

Unique is certainly one way to put it. But also inspirational.

Read the full article.

New Warriors-related comics for February ’08

Marvel solicitations for February 2008 have been released. Not as big of a month as in months past, but still plenty to check out. The next New Warriors story arc begins with Sofia on her first mission. The first Nova Annual is released. A death in the Avengers: The Initiative cast! The conclusion of Iron Man & Power Pack. Plus another Thunderbolts one-shot, Cloak in House of M: Avengers, Ultimate Firestar meets Magneto in Ultimate Spider-Man, and the beginning of a hardcover series collecting and updating Official Handbook profiles from 2004 to the present!

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