Marvel doesn’t ever really do the whole “kid sidekick” thing but there’s certainly never been a shortage of young super-powered people trying to make their way in a crazy comic book universe.
Although the landscape doesn’t really reflect it as much these days with the prominence of Young Avengers and the teenage Champions, for years there wasn’t much of a “Junior League Avengers” in the same way DC could seemingly always throw to the Teen Titans. Sure, there was New Mutants but they all wore matching uniforms, clearly signifying as the farm team for the mutant-centric X-franchises. As far as the mainstream hero-base is concerned, this went as a completely unfulfilled niche until the late 1980s. [Read more…] about New Warriors Reading Order