Meet Marvel's New 'Meme-Obsessed' Hero, Screentime

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The New Warriors franchise has always been about young heroes, and Marvel Comics is set to make a sequel/reboot with a bunch of fresh faces. We just got a look at the next iteration of the group, and here's a closer look at one of the new heroes, Screentime.

Here's the official description of Screentime as per Marvel:

A Meme-Obsessed super teen whose brain became connected to the internet after becoming exposed to his grandfather's "experimental internet gas." Now he can see augmented reality and real-time maps, and can instantly Google any fact. Does this make him effectively a genius? He sure acts like it does.

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Personally, I'm not too up for characters that are ‘meme-obsessed', because they don't tend to age well; Screentime—like a lot of other heroes in this new roster—kind of feels like a stereotype given to Millenials and members of Generation Z. Then again, maybe this character will connect to some kids—and that's who this comic is really for.

Writer Daniel Kibblesmith had this to say about coming up with Screentime:

"I wanted to have teen characters who felt as "now" as the New Warriors did in 1990… The New Warriors have been zeitgeist characters from the beginning, you get edgy skateboarding Night Thrasher in the '90s and the Reality TV team in the 2000s, and now in 2020, we have New Warriors who have never grown up without the Internet, and one character who appears to essentially live inside it.

We don't know if these characters will eventually have a great comic run, but I guess all we can really do is wait and see. Catch New Warriors #1 when it comes out on April 15.

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