Thank You, Terrigen Mists!
Marvel's released a new Inhuman to the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe! And this is Mosaic, who shall be starring in his own ongoing series!
The Mighty Mosaic
Not necessarily his title, but it clicks doesn't it? Now, who gained the insight on this wondrous new piece of information? That would be Vulture , who also graciously gained an interview with the creators of this new Anti-Hero. According to them, Mosaic is destined to be much more enigmatic and flawed compared to his Inhuman fellows.
Mosaic starts off as Morris Sackett, who is a very narcissistic and egotistical professional basketball player. But, that is until the Terrigen Mists kick in. Morris then evolves into Mosaic who is a "free-floating entity". His powers are to possess the bodies of others in order to survive (Voldemort in his early stages much?).
Much like Sir Voldemort, this ability can indeed be highly useful. Since Mosaic gains the knowledge and skills of those that he has possessed (kind of like Rogue if you think about it). But there are downsides to it, obviously, as Morris is going to forcibly deal with the physical limitations of his host bodies (much like the problems the Dark Lord had to deal with from Professor Quirrell).
Geoffrey Thorne (In the Heat of the Night) was the talented writer/actor to create Mosaic, along with artist Chary Randolph (Tech Jacket), who are both taking on the Mosaic comic that will begin in October. The character will make his debut in a free 10-page story that will be offered at participating Barnes & Noble locations in August.
According to Randolph, Mosaic is a unique addition to the Marvel lineup due to his complex morality.
"Morris isn't a hero, or at least he doesn't see himself as one. He's not out to make the world a better place for anyone but Morris. Not at first. Nor is he a villain. He's not a malevolent person, just extremely self-obsessed. When Peter Parker first got his powers, he spent a few weeks using them to make money and to basically get his own back from a world that hadn't been very nice to him thus far. He gets over it with the death of his uncle and becomes the hero we all know. Morris lives in that space Peter only passed through and has no kindly Uncle Ben to teach him about power and responsibility. Morris is about Morris." - Chary Randolph
Randolph also stated that he wants the complexity, that Morris has, to extend their depiction of how Mosaic is as a minority hero.
"'Minority' characters are generally not allowed to have this nuance. Because they are relatively few, when they appear they have to be paragons of good or face some sort of social backlash. Morris is, frankly, more complex than that. His complexity is what makes him unique. To me, at any rate. I'm very pleased Marvel is letting me make Morris the fully rounded person that he needs to be for the story to work." - Chary Randolph
Speaking of an anti-hero who's pretty self-centered around himself, can you think of anyone like that?
The free Mosaic preview comic will be released via Barnes & Noble on August 6, while Mosaic #1 will hit stores in October 2016.