Power Pack is a team of fictional child superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe. They were created by writer Louise Simonson and artist June Brigman, and first appeared in their own comic book series in 1984. The series lasted 62 issues. The characters have since appeared sporadically in other books.
The Pack is noteworthy for being the first team of preteen superheroes in the Marvel Universe, and the first in comics to operate without adult supervision. The series was one of the first mainstream Marvel hits supplied through the then-developing Direct Market, with regular sales estimated in the range of 90-97,000 per month - considered above average sales for the time. The title retains a loyal cult following to this day, and in 2005 was relaunched as a title aimed at younger readers (see below) - though this was eventually (though not initially) decided to be a separate continuity from the original series.
Earlier this week, we reported on a news story claiming that Marvel Studios is planning to make smaller budgeted films, reportedly in the $20 million - $40 million range, with their lesser known characters. This will happen after their string of current string big budget movies are released. With Iron Man 2 just a few weeks away, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger in various stages of production and The Avengers on the horizon, it does make sense that the studio would begin to look at the pantheon of characters it has at its disposal to begin production on after these other films are released. However, in this economic market it only makes sense that Marvel's lesser characters would have smaller budgeted films. Among the characters mentioned in the article were Doctor Strange, Ka-Zar, Luke Cage, Power Pack and Dazzler.
We continued by asking Fiege if the new proposed films would also take place in the "Marvel Film Universe" that has been created for the current line of movies?"It could be both I would say. I'm not sure that we will always point out specifically that they do take place in this universe. But on the other side, I don't think we'll go out of our way to say they don't." He said. "For instance, Runaways probably is in this universe but they aren't going to be running into Tony Stark or Nick Fury. Nick Fury doesn't just show up in every room," Fiege joked.Read More