Marvel’s first Filipina superhero just made her comic debut. In the variant cover for War of Realms: New Agents of Atlas, illustrator Mico Suayan reveals he took inspiration from our president’s face—Nadine Lustre.
Local comic book store franchise Comic Odyssey dropped a surprise for Marvel fans. As an exclusive, they’re taking pre-orders for their exclusive cover of War of Realms: New Agents of Atlas. The cover is illustrated by Mico Suayan and Rain Beredo.
On Mico’s Facebook page, he reveals Nadine inspired his rendition of Wave. He also posted a frame-by-frame comparison of his sketch and a photo of Nadine.
Remember when everyone’s scrambling on who can play Wave? Everyone’s flooding our feed with: “Is it Pia?” or “Okay, it might be Angel?” But come on guys, Nadine can play Wave and we won’t get mad.
Wave is literally just getting started in Marvel NOW, so a film adaptation is very premature at the moment. But Nadine as Wave isn’t half bad. We wouldn’t mind some undiscovered Filipina actors taking the spotlight too.
Art by Mico Suayan