The Marvel Voices line adds pivotal perspective to their catalog this November with Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1, a line which will include both established, critically-acclaimed Indigenous talent as well as talents making their Marvel Comics debuts. Among the celebrated names is Jeffrey Veregge from the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, who just recently finished his exhibition Jeffrey Veregge: Of Gods and Heroes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Veregge will be helming the book alongside a bevy of other Indigenous creators to explore the stories and viewpoints of Marvel Comics’ incredible cast of Indigenous characters.
“C.B. [Cebulski] and I started talking about various Native projects a year ago when discussing my ‘Of God’s & Heroes’ Marvel art exhibit at the Smithsonian. I am truly grateful for the platform that Marvel has not only provided for me and my work, but with this edition of Marvel Voices, all of Native America,” Veregge said. “This is an opportunity to share the cultural influences that we as Native artists and writers grew up with that will add more depth and dimension to the Native Heroes in the Marvel Universe.”
Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1
Written by JEFFREY VEREGGE, REBECCA ROANHORSE, DARCIE LITTLE BADGER & STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES
Art by JEFFREY VEREGGE, WESHOYOT ALVITRE, KYLE CHARLES & DAVID CUTLER
Cover by JIM TERRY & BRIAN REBER
Commentary by TABOO & BEN JACKENDOFF
On sale November 2020
Characters which will be featured in Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices include Echo, whose story will be presented by Hugo, Nebula, and Locus-award winning Black/Ohkay Owingeh writer Rebecca Roanhorse and Tongva artist Weshoyot Alvitre. Echo, real name Maya Lopez, is a deaf, Native American character who first appeared in Daredevil #9 (1999); she was created by writer David Mack and artist Joe Quesada. Echo’s powers include Olympic-level athletic ability and “photographic reflexes” similar to Taskmaster, making her able to perfectly mimic the abilities of others simply from watching them. Echo has since been a longtime supporting character in Daredevil comics.
Dani Moonstar, a Northern Cheyenne superheroine who fist appeared in writer Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod’s The New Mutants run (1982) will be the focus of a story from Geoscientist and Lipan Apache writer Darcie Little Badger alongside acclaimed Whitefish Lake First Nation artist Kyle Charles. In her tale, Dani will “face the crucial question of what her Indigenous heritage means in the new era of mutantkind.”
The final story will be courtesy of Bram Stoker-winning horror writer Stephen Graham Jones of the Blackfeet Nation, who teams with Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation artist David Cutler to “revisit one of the darkest spots of X-Men history.”
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