Following up on the success of his My X-Factor EP (essential listening for all classic Marvel fans), nerdcore rapper Adam WarRock dropped this week a brand new Marvel mixtape, this time based on the New Warriors. The eight-track EP features songs inspired by such heroes as Nova, Speedball, Night Thrasher and Firestar.Like many readers of a certain generation, WarRick considers the early 1990s run of New Warriors, written and drawn by Fabian Nicieza and Mark Bagley, to be the team's quintessential period. From the My New Warriors EP liner notes:

I've long been a fan of New Warriors since issue 1 of Nicieza and Bagley's run that started in 1990. To this day, it's still one of my favorite series. The Marvel Boy trial, the mystery behind Night Thrasher's family, the introduction of Silhouette, and the flirtation between Nova and Namorita. As much as the series was filled with a lot of humor and goofiness, it remains intensely sad at its core (at least in that first 25 issue run), and that was why I was always drawn to it. I mean, I guess I'm a darker person than I'd like to admit, but when you have team drama mixed with teenage angst, something about it rings true to an actual teenager reading the darn thing. So it's no surprise that this mixtape EP came out, well, a lot more serious than I ever thought it would be. I hope there's some positivity in there, as there always was at the end of the tunnel in the comic itself.

Nicieza and Bagley's work on New Warriors is available in collected editions from Marvel Comics, which you can purchase online from Things From Another World.

To hear Adam WarRock's My New Warriors mixtape, you need only visit the rapper's official site and download the record for free. If you really must buy something, WarRock's got plenty of other music and merchandise for sale, all of which will only enhance your awesomeness.

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