When a threat no one could have expected bears down on the Marvel Universe, this ragtag, untrained band of teens have no choice but to rise together and prove to the world that sometimes the difference between a ‘hero’ and ‘misfit’ is just in the name
Comprised of six four-minute shorts, Initiation will bring many of these characters together for the first time ever.
At its core, Marvel Rising: Initiation is a Ghost-Spider story. The shorts are broken down into smaller arcs — a Gwen Stacy solo story, a Ms. Marvel/Squirrel Girl team-up, and a S.H.I.E.L.D. pursuit — but Ghost-Spider is the common denominator that threads them all together.
Dove Cameron as Ghost Spider!
Milana Vayntrub’s turn as Squirrel Girl
Kathreen Kavari as Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel serves as a kind of medium between Ghost-Spider’s sarcastic wisecracking and Squirrel Girl’s boundless zeal
Directed by: Alfred Gimeno (supervising)
Distributed by: Disney Channel
A comic book title for the franchise was launched with the release on April 25 with Marvel Rising No. 0 for free by writer Devin Grayson, with artist Marco Failla featuring the first team up of Squirrel Girl and Ms. Marvel. Regular issue begin in June and would be written by Grayson, G. Willow Wilson and Ryan North. However, the “series” was more a story line as each book had a different title all numbered issue 1, for example in June it was Marvel Rising: Alpha issue 1 and Marvel Rising: Squirrel Girl & Ms. Marvel issue 1 on August 1st.This was “criticized as being overly complicated and confusing” by Comics Worth Reading.
— Marvel Rising (@MarvelRisingSW) 8 August 2018