Marvel’s Newest Superhero is a Filipino Woman

Marvel has unveiled a new Filipina superhero named Wave and she looks very badass.

The female character from the Philippines will be joining the Agents of Atlas team in the upcoming comic crossover “War of the Realms.”

American director and comic writer Greg Pak shared the image of the new character on Twitter:

Designed by Pak and Filipino comic book artist Leinil Francis Yu, Wave sports shiny black hair and brown skin tone.

She is described as “a mysterious Filipino heroine” who will be part of “crazed world of War of the Realms,” according to the Marvel website.

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In Pak’s photo, Wave is shown holding a pair of single-edged longswords believed to be inspired by the kampilan, a type of blade which originated in the Philippines.

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Wave will first see action in the May issue of the “War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1,” which will see S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo assembling a new team of Agents to defend Asia from Malekith’s army of evil Dark Elves.

She will be fighting alongside familiar Asian heroes such as Shang Chi and Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk. Chinese superheroes Sword Master and Aero, introduced in their own online comics last year, will also make their Marvel Comics debut along with Wave.

“War of the Realms” will be a crossover event affecting over a dozen diverse titles ranging from “Venom” to “Uncanny X-Men.”

It was in 2008 when Filipino superheroes were first introduced in the Marvel universe.

The Triumph Division, a team of superheroes from the Philippines created by writer Matt Fraction and artist Salvador Larroca, first appeared on Invincible Iron Man #2 (June 2008).

Featured Image via Instagram / leinilyu (Left) and Twitter / Gregpak (Right)

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