In fact, rather than dig through the seven realms or wade into the blackness of space, Marvel have turned to South Korea and K-Pop for inspiration when it comes to their latest hero.
Luna Snow is a K-Pop star-turned-superhero who has ice-based powers, thanks to a freak scientific accident (think Spider-Man and Daredevil).
Her real name is Seol Hee, and before she became a superhero she was one of the biggest K-Pop stars in South Korea.
But her life changed forever after she was hired to perform a gig for Tony Stark’s Stark Industries at their HQ in the country.
However during the gig evil agents of A.I.M. (yeah, they always seem to ruin things) burst in to steal Stark’s tech. Standing up to the villainous group Seol stood her ground to protect those around her.
Not wanting her to cause any trouble the bad guys locked her up, and in her attempt to escape she knocked over a Stark cold-fusion energy experiment – can you see where this is going?
In a twist of fate, being exposed to the experiment didn’t kill her, but instead gave her new icy powers. As she emerged from the chamber with new powers onlookers and the media dubbed her Luna Snow, and a new Marvel hero was born.
Luna has recently made her debut in Netmarble’s role-playing mobile game Marvel: Future Fight.
Did we mention they’ve also given Luna her own K-Pop music video (below)? Yeah, you heard us.
Speaking about the introduction of Luna, Development Director at Netmarble Monster Min Kyun told IGN: ‘We were very glad to have the opportunity to create a Korean character. It was enjoyable but we also felt the pressure to show a unique character that also fits well in the Marvel Universe.
‘But we’ve been working with Marvel’s characters in our games for quite some time now and we are based in South Korea, so we thought we would be most suitable in creating such character.’
Danny Koo, Senior Producer at Marvel Games talked about the character’s powers and abilities, adding: ‘For every ability, we are careful to make sure that her icy powers shine through in the midst of a heated battle. She uses her charm to draw enemies to her and she can then unleash fury upon them with the icy moves. I look forward to everyone trying her out.’
And while Luna is confined to the world of Marvel’s games for the meantime, comic books fans could see her soon. As the team explained they shared ‘every bit of art and text’ with their friends in other department.
However, they said it’s up to whether anyone has the passion to bring her to life.
Is it just us, or does anyone else feel that Luna needs her own comic book run at the least?
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