Between the Avengers, Defenders, Guardians, Agents, and X-people that roam about the Marvel universe, the comic book publisher has never been short of fantastic characters. However, that doesn’t mean that Marvel rests upon its haunches when it comes to character creation. While old favorites like Spider-Man, Captain America, and Squirrel Girl are still important and still feature prominently in major storylines, Marvel continues to make space for new and exciting heroes and villains to enter the scene.
Not every new character will be a success, but Marvel does have a pretty good track record of seeing their creations rise from humble beginnings to world-wide fame. After all, who could have predicted that we’d be living in a world full of Rocket Raccoon lunch-boxes and Luke Cage miniseries? One can never really know who the next big Marvel character is going to be, but the neverending stream of rookie vigilantes ensures that there are definitely plenty of candidates to choose from.