We’re about to get a Filipino superhero from Marvel!

Debuting in May 2019 is a new host of Asian heroes prepared to defend the world against (yet another) alien invasion. The ‘Agents of Atlas’ are back and they have new recruits to face off against an intergalactic threat. One of them is Wave, a Filipino heroine who will be making her first-ever appearance in The War of the Realms. 


Issue #1 cover over illustrated by Billy Tan — Wave not included in the group

But what is The War of the Realms? Marvel’s press release gives us a synopsis:

Earth becomes a battlefield as Malekith’s forces lay siege upon our planet in WAR OF THE REALMS—the most all-encompassing, Universe-shaking event to hit the mighty Marvel Multiverse in years!

After a shock-and-awe invasion, the Accursed splits the globe into provinces set to be ruled by his dark and damned collaborators. As Sindr, Immortal Queen of Muspelheim, and her legions of Fire Demons march on Asia, a new band of heroes must unite to protect the Pacific Rim…

Featuring the Marvel Comics debut of the Super Heroes called Wave, Aero, and Sword Master, the story sees Amadeus Cho reassemble his “protectors” to save the world from incineration. Cho has successfully led a ragtag team of heroes to defend the Earth from an alien invasion in the past, but can he do it again this time?

Shang-Chi, Silk, and Jimmy Woo quickly join Brawn in the fight…but where is Kamala Khan? Meanwhile, new heroes Crescent, Io, and Luna Snow are making their own entrance into the Marvel Universe, so how will they impact the global conflict?

Get to know this brand-new union of Super Heroes as Marvel’s newest heroes from China, Aero and Sword Master, team-up with a mysterious new Filipino heroine named Wave in the crazed crucible of WAR OF THE REALMS!

While characters like Crescent, Luna Snow, Aero, and Sword Master are making their first appearance in a comic, they’ve previously premiered on other platforms. This makes it Wave’s debut into Marvel on all accounts — which explains why Marvel is a bit more tightlipped on her character than the others.

According to CBR.com, Wave “is sure to play a pivotal role in the new team’s desperate bid to defend Asia from Malekith’s fiery allies.” Hopefully, all this mystery surrounding her character only means there will be a lot of in-universe build up to her character.

Got any theories about this new hero? Share them with us in the comments!