Marvel is one of the most popular franchises and fandoms in the world. It has built many different heroes and stories for fans to enjoy.

Filmmaker and comic book writer Greg Pak broke the good news on March 9 on Twitter. Whether it was a marketing ploy to announce it right after the release of "Captain Marvel," Pinoy fans all over the globe are glad to hear that the new Filipina Marvel superhero co will be part of the Marvel Universe.

Who Is Wave?

There isn't a lot of information on Wave and is only described as a "mysterious new Filipino heroine" by Marvel. Her features are distinctly Filipino as she has morena or tanned skin and jet black hair. she is dressed a green costume with gold armor and glowing green wings.

She was designed and co-created by Filipino comic book artists Leinil Francis Yu. According to Yu, the character is a Cebuana who has an alter ego wittily named Pearl Pangan. It is reported that she will also be with a Chinese heroes named Sword Master and Aero.

Image taken from Twitter/gregpak.

The Marvel Universe

 Her story will begin in "War Of The Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1." This new comic will be officially released in May 2019 and is also the first of four from the series. The story will be set in Asia and the New Agents of Atlas group will be led be Korean-American superhero Amadeus Cho ( also known as Brawn).

Aside from Wave and Cho, other heroes will be joining in their team. The Chinese Kung-Fu master Shang-Chi, Korean-American heroine Silk and the SHIELD agent Jimmy Woo will be in "War Of Realms." The good news is that Wave will likely meet the more famous heroes from Marvel as the "War Of Realms" will involve heroes from "Avengers," "Wolverine," and so much more.

What This Mean For The Filipino Community?

The Filipino community will finally have a representative in the world famous Marvel franchise. Not only will she be fighting intergalactic crime, but she will serve as an icon and a good example to young Filipino kids  as well.

Hopefully the new Filipina Marvel superhero Wave and her creators share more of the Filipino culture through her story in the future. The food and the culture of Filipinos are getting recognition  worldwide thanks to social media and those working hard in their chosen fields. The addition of Wave to the roster, as a creation of a Filipino artist, will definitely help people know more, or at least make people curious, about the Philippines and its rich culture.

Filipinos and Marvel fans alike are looking forward to what adventures Wave will get into. It is a proud moment to see a representative of our culture making "waves" in the West as well.

Darlene Online Journalism

Darlene Urriza Pomperada, aka Dars, is a Communication major at San Pablo Colleges in San Pablo City, Laguna. A Kdrama fanatic who loves to read and write!

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