A lot of Marvel and DC characters crop up time and again in fan comics: the Bat-family, the Young Avengers, the X-Men, Hawkeye … But do you know who doesn’t get a lot of love? El Aguila, the late-’70s mutant swashbuckler — he used a sword to discharge electricity — who, in keeping with Marvel comics of the era, faced off against heroes like Power Man, Iron Fist and Hawkeye only to team up with them after they realized they were on the same side.
If you’re not aware of him, it’s understandable; he was fun and flashy, but never a major player (or even a mid-level one, for that matter). But Pablo Dura, David Abadia and Sergio Cordoba aim to change that with their fan comic El All-New Aguila #1, which comes with All-New Marvel NOW! branding, an interview with the “hot writers” and an ad for the Disney XD animated series.
It’s pretty sharp, reintroducing Alejandro Montoya as a faded hero who aims to reignite his career, if only to help sell copies of his memoir. It’s lighthearted stuff, with appearances by S.H.I.E.L.D., the Heroes for Hire, and even Thor.