Two years ago DC and Mattel launched the DC Super Hero Girls toy line, bringing comic book characters to the woefully underserved audience of young women. Now Marvel and Hasbro follow suit with Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, a line of dolls that highlights the publisher's diverse roster of young adult heroes, including the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.
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The prequel shorts we’ve had so far for Marvel’s latest animated initiative, Marvel Rising, have yet to actually bring our heroes together—beyond the delightful pairing of Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl—into a cohesive team. Now, our first look at the animated film gives us just that, and a reason for the team to unite.
Marvel’s upcoming animated series Marvel Rising will follow as a group of young superheroes including Ms Marvel, Squirrel Girl and Spider-Gwen (AKA Ghost Spider) come together to form a next generation team.
Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con this week, the first trailer for complimentary series of web shorts Marvel Rising: Initiation has dropped, and it has a few clues about what to expect from the show.