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Marvel continues diversity promise with Red Wolf, a Native American hero

The Marvel Universe is continuing its commitment to diversity while adding a new hero this year from the American Southwest. Called “Red Wolf” fans might have seen within the pages of Secret Wars’ 1872.

Described as, “An outsider and an honest man,” Red Wolf is going to need all his wits, and both his fists, to serve and protect this new world from the corrupt organizations that want to control this already stifling landscape of the gritty and harsh American Southwest.

Series writer Nathan Edmondson (Black Widow, Punisher) is joined by artist Dalibor Talajić (Uncanny X-Force, Empire of the Dead) and cover artist Jeffrey Veregge, a member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe based out of Kingston, Washington, who’s also of Suquamish and Duwamish decent. Veregge will also be providing consulting when it comes to characterization and design for the new series.

“There’s not a character like Red Wolf out there right now,” Veregge told Mashable at the time of the series announcement. “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.”

Veregge added, “There’s something about that harsh terrain of the American Southwest that requires an adaptable, thoughtful, resourceful hero, and that’s Red Wolf all over,” said series editor Jacob Thomas. “He doesn’t have amped up strength or tech, he’s got quick wits, hard fists, and an unshakeable sense of justice. Underestimate him at your own peril.”

This December, the new Marvel Universe gains a new hero who pledges to never let the crushing hands of ruthlessness control those who cannot defend themselves. Red Wolf is here to keep order and maintain peace…no matter the cost.

RED WOLF #1 was written by NATHAN EDMONDSON, with art by DALIBOR TALAJIC and the cover was done by JEFFREY VEREGGE. The Variant Cover was designed by DALE KEOWN.

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