Will Robson and I had a chance to talk with Newsarama contributor Zack Smith about the future of The Future Foundation.
Nrama: What do you feel makes the book unique among the other superhero titles out there?
Whitley: I take the pedigree of this book very seriously. There are only two writers who have written a book called “Future Foundation” before now – Jonathan Hickman and Matt Fraction. Those are two of the best writers working today and I don’t intend to be the one who drops the ball. We’re going big from the first issue and you’ll never finish an issue and not want the next one right away, I promise that.
Robson: This book to me is the X-Men of space. Young heroes struggling to find their place not only in this world, but on many.
Smith, Zack. “FUTURE FOUNDATION Launches Into the MARVEL Multiverse With ‘Rainbows & Lasers’, Newsarama. 5 August 2019.
August 19th saw the launch of my first project with Marvel Comics in “Secret Wars: Secret Love” for which I wrote the story “Misty and Danny Forever”.
The story follows an alternate version of Misty Knight and Danny Rand (aka Iron Fist) in a time where they have decided to settle down and leave their superhero days behind them. But what they discover is that the realities of married life present just as many struggles as the world of mystic kung-fu. It also guest stars several of your and my favorite Heroes For Hire crew including Luke Cage, Colleen Wing, Jessica Jones, and a few younger additions to the team.
The reception to the anthology and to this story in particular has been phenomenal, especially as it pertains to the topic of representation in comics. It addresses questions of race, natural hair, interracial marriage, and characters with disabilities. The early preview we posted on the Black Girl Nerds website got people really excited, so I sat down with Jamie Broadnax of Black Girl Nerds to answer some questions about Misty, Danny, interracial relationships in comic books, and – of course – bantu knots. Check the link and let us know what you think!
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