EXCLUSIVE: Hasbro's Marvel Legends Adds Two Epic Squadron Supreme Figures
Look at these two brand-new Hasbro Marvel Legends Squadron Supreme figures for Nighthawk and Blur.
Releasing in fall 2023, the two new Hasbro Marvel Legends Squadron Supreme two-pack figures are priced at $49.99 and recommended for ages four and up. The company said of the new figures, "The high-flying Nighthawk and super-speedy Blur ally with each other and the Squadron Supreme to defend their Earth. Celebrate the Marvel universe with this Marvel Legends Series Squadron Supreme Marvel’s Nighthawk and Marvel’s Blur figure set. These quality 6-inch scale Nighthawk and Blur figures feature deco inspired by the characters’ appearances in Squadron Supreme comics! Includes 2 figures and 7 comics-inspired accessories.
"With over 80 years of entertainment history, Marvel has become a cornerstone of fan collections around the world. With the Marvel Legends Series, fan favorite Marvel Comic Universe and Marvel Cinematic Universe characters are designed with premium detail and articulation for posing and display in collections. Available for pre-order this Summer at Hasbro Pulse and additional fan channel retailers."
Who Are Nighthawk and Blur?
Several different Marvel characters have operated under the name Nighthawk throughout the past decade, the first being Kyle Richmond, who was created by Roy Thomas and Sal Buscema and first appeared in 1969's The Avengers #69. Other iterations include Tilda Johnson (created by Steve Englehart and Alan Lee Weiss, first appearing in 1973's Captain America and the Falcon #164) and Joaquin Pennyworth (created by Joe Casey, Keith Giffen and Jim Muniz, first appearing in 2008's The Last Defenders #1), among others.
Originally debuting as a villain, Nighthawk is loosely based on the DC Universe's Batman, as Kyle Richmond's origin story involves the character being orphaned at a young age before he then transforms himself into a dangerous weapon after being injected with an alchemical potion. Nighthawk has made several live-action appearances, including Gabrielle Dennis' portrayal of Tilda Johnson in the second season of Netflix's Luke Cage and Nabiyah Be's portrayal of Linda Johnson (which was based on Tilda Johnson) in 2018's Black Panther.
Blur/Stanley Stewart, meanwhile, was created by J. Michael Straczynski and Gary Frank and debuted in 2003's Supreme Power #1. The Marvel Comics Universe's version of The Flash/Barry Allen, Blur is a speedster who received his powers after running through a strange extraterrestrial mist. He originally went by the name "Atlanta Blur" before he was approached by Nighthawk and then eventually joined the Squadron Supreme.
The Marvel Legends Series Squadron Supreme 2-pack will be available for pre-order this summer at Hasbro Pulse.