Behold, Murder Hornet!
Continuing Marvel Comics’ long legacy of insect-based armored characters comes Murder Hornet! This character is tickling my pinks enough to share it with everybody on my blog. She’s going to be part of the Squadron Savage in the new Heroes Reborn event this summer.
This is just fun. That’s why I wanted to share it. And why I haven’t really shared anything else from Heroes Reborn. I’m probably not going to read much of that crossover, even though I’m finding the whole idea fun.
Basically, Marvel is going to do another alternate reality, and this time, the Avengers never existed. Heroes Reborn is going to be a universe where the Squadron Supreme was the premiere superhero team. And, of course, the Squadron Supreme is Marvel’s parody version of the Justice League. So it should be an interesting world! I may pick up some of the comics.
But mostly, I want to know more about Murder Hornet! And I want her to jump into the regular Marvel Universe, if she is indeed someone brand new. I just love how on-the-nose this character is. Rather than come up with a new villain named “Pandemic”, Marvel instead focused in on the murder hornets from last year. It’s silly and great!
And, again, it works because Marvel has a long history of armored insect characters. There’s the original Beetle, the new Beetle, Ant-Man, Yellow Jacket, Grasshopper, Hornet, Red Locust and more! That’s probably what tickles me the most about Murder Hornet! I will be watching her career with great interest.