As we move into the fall release season, comic publishers everywhere are announcing their upcoming titles to get curious readers excited ahead of time. Among the many titles that Marvel has already announced comes Red Wolf, a member of the All-New, All-Different Avengers, one of Marvel's few Native American characters - and now, certainly, the only one to headline a comic in recent years (his last standalone title was in 1976).
A stellar creative team heads up the comic, including writer Nathan Edmondson (The Punisher, Black Widow) and Croatian artist Dalibor Talajić. Native American artist Jeffrey Veregge (you might know him from his set of Native American-style superheroes or IDW's G.I. Joe covers), a member of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe based out of Kingston, Washington, is on covers, design and consulting.
An experienced, diverse creative team with a knack for the dark and gritty leads Red Wolf into what they call a "brutal crime series."
Speaking to Mashable, Veregge detailed the necessity for a character like Red Wolf:
There's not a character like Red Wolf out there right now. As a native, I’m really excited to see that he can do things, he can figure out things and stand with Captain America, and hold his own in this universe. That’s what’s awesome about it: You have all these characters of different nationalities and ethnicities, but it’s not all about their culture. It’s about them being a hero.
Marvel's changes have been mostly welcomed by fans, and certainly profitable, with their new, diverse characters hitting week after week out of the park when it comes to top ten sales releases. It's clear now that fans want a wider range of heroes, and with Red Wolf (along with his slightly-more-diverse creative team), Marvel seems to be making the right decisions for release.