|sherkahn (sherkahn) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2010-11-30 02:08 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||creator: guy davis, creator: john arcudi, creator: mike mignola, creator: ryan sook, group: b.p.r.d.|
One particular idea struck home with me, thought I should bring up for discussion.
With the end of the "New World" mini-arc comincs soon, we will see an addition to the B.P.R.D stories, if not a true member of the team. And she will be part of the F.T.R.A
From the interview:
- "One of those new characters was revealed earlier this week in a series of teaser images by Ryan Sook. An seemingly prophetic woman named Fenix will apparently be joining the team, after saving a group of transient homeless people with whom she is traveling from one of the sudden, unexpected catastrophes. "While we won't be showing any of it, the gist of it all is that Fenix has a history with this group, though not a very long one," Arcudi told CBR. "The conceit of this storyline, as it relates to Fenix, is that the disasters of the world have swelled the ranks of the already considerable FTRA [Freight Train Riders of America] population because they have basically disenfranchised the youth of America and the world from their future. Why not live for today, be nomadic? There's nothing left to hold onto. She's part of that mix."
Now there have been plenty of stories of exiled, nomadic people on the move because of some catastrophe or conflict, but I must confess the idea of an entire generation of youth "mobile" on trains and living in such a way because the world is going to hell strikes me as a novel idea that could be explored by the other comic companies. The normal need to set roots in one place and see things through, good times and bad is gone. Not the kind of quest that most heroes and villains go through, but the loss of an actual spiritual anchor that cannot to a place they return to and call home. A whole population of youth out of synch with the world and living for the moment.
I can see that in the Marvel universe, less so in the DC, but still, it might not be a bad idea for these new teen books to take on such an issue.
For legality, Fenix in action.