Stan Lee has urged comic book creators to come up with new characters of interest and Marvel has obliged with a new series surrounding an Inhuman called Mosaic.
Morris Sackett is a famous basketball star until he is exposed to the Terrigen Mists.
Their transformative powers take away his physical prowess in his athletic prime.
Bereft of his body, Mosiac must travel as a ghost-like entity into the bodies of others to control them, while experiencing their memories, a la the film Being John Malkovich.
After his transformation is complete he no longer has a living body.
MOSAIC #1 will debut this fall as a brand-new ongoing series from American screenwriter and novelist, Geoffrey Thorne (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man) and artist Khary Randolph (Deadpool: The Gauntlet, Tech Jacket).
Despite the John Malkovich super body stealing angle, this is a very innovative concept.
One can only wonder if Dr. Strange will become involved as this powerful man-turned-apparition begins to hold incredible power by controlling others bodies.
What happens if Mosaic takes the Hulk to heart, to SMASH!, or god help us, Thanos, or perhaps a Celestial?
Or maybe there are limitations as to who he can become the puppet master over and for how long.
I am aching to see.
Having a great sports celebrity fall into the unknown is a personal tragedy that many in today’s society (especially those that hunger for any kind of celebrity) will cringe to think about.
“To say that Morris will have a long, hard road to travel to become a hero is an understatement,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “One minute, Mosaic holds the world in the palm of his hand, the next, he has absolutely nothing, except for powers that will transform him into one of the Marvel Universe's most complex characters -- powers that, if not properly harnessed, will feel more like a curse.”
The price is high and the superpower is HUGE.
This makes for a cool new and engaging subject that has not been done before in comics.
Look out for the 1st appearance of Mosaic and Morris Sackett tomorrow, June 28, 2016, in the issue of Uncanny Inhumans #11.
The Marvel Press Release:
Mosaic centers on Morris Sackett – professional basketball player and celebrity. Loved by millions, hated by his teammates. Only Morris is secretly something else – something Inhuman.
Coming into contact with the transformative Terrigen Mists has given Morris spectacular new abilities. Imbued with the ability to jump from person-to-person like a ghost, Morris can control the bodies and memories of those he inhabits.
But these fantastic new abilities come at a grave cost. Recognized as an all-star athlete, Morris has worked his whole adult life to raise his body to peak physical form, but after his transformation, his living body is no more, and Morris must now rely on other bodies to survive.
Fans can experience a 10-page Mosaic origin story from Thorne & Randolph which will be available for free on August 6th at all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, as part of their Get Pop-Cultured event.
MOSAIC #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere this October! For more on Mosaic and Marvel NOW!, visit Marvel.com.
"MOSAIC: MARVEL’S NEWEST CHARACTER A GHOSTLY INHUMAN" was written by R.J. Huneke.
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