Marvel to debut black character 'Mosaic' for upcoming solo comic series
June 20, 2016 at 10:25 am
Earlier this year, Marvel teased the addition of someone named Mosaic with only puzzle pieces as a clue.
It’s been confirmed that Marvel Comics has a brand new antihero character – and he’s a black man!
Morris Sackett (aka Mosaic) is a pro basketball player that will discover he’s an Inhuman (a race of super-humans whose powers only manifest after being exposed to Terrigen Mist). The character was created by actor and novelist Geoffrey Thorne and the extremely talented artist Khary Randolph.
Mosaic has a crazy power set. He can take over the bodies of others, access their memories, use their talents and abilities and embody all of the speech patterns and mannerisms of his host. This could prove to be very dangerous when it comes to proving who’s really who.
This is obviously very big for the blerd fam that love the Marvel universe – and the creators know it. In their talk with Vulture, they spoke about diversity in comics, what this character means to them, and will hopefully mean to the community. Geoffrey said, “not to put too fine a point on it, he’s black. I’m getting to add another black character to the Marvel universe that gave us the Black Panther, Cage, Falcon, Blade, Miles Morales and Storm. Also, they’re paying me.” Khary followed up by saying, “People always ask for more diversity and strong characters of color, so that is what we aim to deliver.” Time will only tell if the duo delivers. But it’d be impossible to say that it won’t be exciting to see them try.
Mosaic will launch in October of this year.
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