A new Power Pack limited series by writer Ryan North and artist Nico Leon will launch in April following the events of the publisher’s March Outlawed one-shot, which makes it illegal to be a superhero on Earth in the Marvel Universe if you’re under 21.
“I loved working with [editor Sarah Brunstad] on Squirrel Girl, so when she asked if I’d be interested in doing a miniseries with her I said yes – the fact I get to work with the Power Pack is just gravy,” North told ComicBook, who announced the series. “It’s also fun doing a limited series – a story with a complete beginning, middle, and end – because it lets you structure the story differently, to build in things that you just can’t do in an ongoing series.”
“For readers who have loved the Power Pack since their introduction in 1984 to those who maybe haven’t even heard of them yet, I hope you’ll check them out,” North continued. “They’re a group of four siblings who get superpowers but still keep all the issues you get when you’re in a group of four siblings, people you love and sometimes hate and have known in some cases your entire life. It’s hard! But it’s also a lot of fun, and that’s what we’re hoping to capture in this story, along with an examination of what being a superhero actually means.”
Here’s the full solicitation for Power Pack #1, along with interior pages from Leon and covers from Leon, Ryan Stegman, and Eduard Petrovich.
POWER PACK #1 (of 5)
RYAN NORTH (W) • NICO LEON (A) • COVER BY RYAN STEGMAN
VARIANT COVER BY NICO LEON
VARIANT COVER BY EDUARD PETROVICH
Power Pack is back! Katie, Julie, Jack and Alex Power have been super-heroing since they were learning to tie their own shoes. It’s been ages since they fought side by side as a family, but a special occasion — and an old grudge — is about to put the gang back together. There’s just one teeny tiny hiccup: a brand–new law restricting underage super heroes! But surely, if the fate of all New York City is at stake, the powers that be will make an exception? Keep your fingers crossed as the Power siblings fight for their right to save the world!