Marvel Unveils New Character ‘Mosaic’, With Ongoing By Geoffrey Thorne And Khary Randolph
Two months ago, Marvel Comics sent out teasers to hype up the mystery of someone or something called Mosaic, which was later confirmed as debuting in Uncanny Inhumans #11. The question of what Mosiac was all about has now been answered, as the publisher has announced it Mosaic is a brand-new character who will star in his own ongoing series by Geoffrey Thorne and Khary Randolph later this year.
Announced today via Vulture, Mosaic is a brand-new character named Morris Sackett, a cocky and handsome basketball player who discovers he is an Inhuman following exposure to the Terrigen Cloud that roams the Earth. However, instead of getting prehensile hair or a voice that could shatter mountains, Morris loses his physical form and has to jump from body to body --- completely subsuming that person’s identity --- in order to survive.
In their interview with Vulture, Thorne and Randolph discuss bringing a brand-new black lead character to Marvel, and their desire to explore the nuances and flaws that such characters are often not allowed to have. Described as an anti-hero, when Mosaic inhabits a person’s body he gains full control of everything, from their memory to their speech patterns, and while Thorne says Morris is not malevolent, he is a lot more self-obsessed than most Marvel characters.
The Mosaic ongoing series will debut in October, but prior to that the character will appear in a free ten page story by Thorne and Randolph that will be available through Barnes & Noble stores.