New Warriors #2 (1990)

Two of The New Warriors had solo books in the past (Nova and Speedball), Namorita has a major “Robin” type role in Sub-Mariner’s solo comic, and Firestar was a TV star before joining this team, so it makes sense that issue #2 focuses on Night Thrasher—one of the two lesser-known members of the team (Marvel Boy is the other).  In this story, we Midnight’s Fire and Silhouette, two characters Thrasher worked with when he was a street vigilante.

Midnight’s Fire kicks Night Thrasher’s ass and has an appropriate view of his skateboard.

Exactly.  You can’t be a menacing Batman/Punisher hybrid and ride a skateboard.  You just can’t.  It’s insulting to your enemies.

During the fight with a street gang working for Midnight’s Fire’s, author Fabian Nicieza shows us how well he can write a smart-mouthed hero who speaks in yellow word balloons.

Nicieza will become well-known for his Deadpool work later in his career.

These are the first appearances Silhouette and Midnight’s Fire.

They will become regulars in the New Warriors book in the future.

Creators: Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley
Grade: C
NEW WARRIORS, 1ST APPEARANCES, 1990, Andrew Chord, Firestar, , Justice, Midnight’s Fire, Namorita, Night Thrasher, Nova (Rich Rider),, Speedball,
CREATE AND POPULATE: Tai (Dragon’s Breadth)

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