Last night a Marvel Comics leak revealed that the newest Marvel relaunch Marvel NOW will feature a new heroin within it’s pages. The heroin, called Lady Firefist is the first part of a new Marvel plan to bring in and hook new readers. The creators of Lady Firefist, Matt Fraction (Fear Itself, Iron Man) and Jeff Parker (Thunderbolts) babbled incoherently about the character in a video where they brainstormed and tested the new heroin.
To quote them
We need to make something to hook new readers and a new character people will like. Let’s go with a female character – those are important we haven’t gotten a new one. Or like pizza. Some pizza would be amazing. ok ok lets can we just call her fire fist because she can like make fire come and of god these butterflies and fire man fire is amazing gooooooood what if we bought a beach house that would be amazing man don’t you wanna get a beachhouse.”
Of course, unlike normal heroin, Lady Firefist was designed with a large amount of staying power, able to occupy the system and create at least 200 new issues. Why Marvel decided to allow Fraction and Parker to make Lady Firefist is still unknown but according to their twitters, the pair has been watching a lot of Breaking Bad.
Marvel has gone on to address the topic stating Lady Firefist will be in all upcoming Marvel NOW! comics.