It’s a very special day, oh blogglings! That’s right, it’s Comicon day!
I am extremely excited. We’ve had the tickets since September, and OHMYGOSH it’s finally here. I’m basically bouncing around the house, and since I’m writing it Thursday night and not Friday (today) morning, that just shows how excited I am.
So, naturally, I have comic books on the brain.
Now, I am a huge Marvel fangirl. DC…not so much (although I do like The Flash. Comic only, I can’t speak for his TV show counterpart). But both of these comic publishers have been announcing that there’s going to be YA novels of some of their most popular characters.
On the Marvel Side, there was Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl, which came out last September (and is going to be followed up by Black Widow: Red Vengeance). Eoin Colfer is writing an Iron Man novel, and Shannon and Dean Hale are writing a Captain Marvel novel (!).
DC recently announced that they’d be doing a similar thing. The first, Wonder Woman, will be out August 2017, and is being written by Leigh Bardugo. Marie Lu is writing a Batman novel, Matt de la Peña is writing a Superman novel, and Sarah J. Maas is writing a Catwoman novel.
But this got me thinking; what other superheroes deserve their own YA novels? This list is all Marvel, so sorry all you DC fans. Possible spoilers, but if there are any, they will be tiny.
AKA, Clint Barton and Kate Bishop
And, of course, Arrow the dog. But they have such an interesting relationship that I think would make for a super entertaining novel. Plus, archery is super *in* right now.
Spider-Man. Aka, Miles Morales.
Whenever we hear the word Spider-Man, we think about Peter Parker. Which is fine and everything, but I think more people should know about Miles. He’s a rather fantastic character. Yes, he’s not part of the original universe (part of an alternate universe. I thiiink the same one where Spider-Gwen lives, but I’m not 100% sure). Actually, I think there should be a novel about all of the various Spider-People…Spider-Gwen, Silk, Spider-Man (both Peter and Miles), Spider-Woman…just dump everyone in a Spider-Man novel and let them sort it out.
Storm. AKA I’m not possitive what her real name is because it’s almost never mentioned. I think it’s Ororo.
Honestly, her various storylines are so confusing that I’m not always sure when I pick up a comic that I’m reading one set in the main universe. She was worshipped as a god for a while. Dated Wolverine. Works pretty closely with Beast. Is a member of the X-Men (and I think one of the founders, too). And, y’know, can create storms out of midair.
(Design by Adrian Alphonas)
Ms. Marvel. AKA, Kamala Khan
Basically the greatest person to have ever graced the Marvel universe as we know it. Kamala is a slightly nerdy, slightly awkward, superhero-obsessed teenage girl, who just happens to be drawn and written realisticly. I would read a book with her in a heartbeat.
Lockjaw. AKA Lockjaw.
Because it’s basically a giant bulldog with a tuning fork on his head who can teleport. I MEAN, COME ON. Everyone admit it; you’d totally read a novel about him.
So! Tell me, oh my blogglings, what superheroes do you think should get their own YA novels? Do our lists share anyone? And do you adore Kamala as much as I do? Just FYI, the answer is yes.