Marvel's Latina Superhero, America Chavez, Gets In Formation
"You know you that b**ch when you cause all this conversation..."
We announced a few months ago that America Chavez, a lesbian latina teen superhero was getting her own solo Marvel series this year. The second issue of the series drops in April, and whether you've heard of America Chavez before or not, I’m sure the issue's cover image will look very, very familiar.
It’s obvious that the cover was inspired by one of Beyoncé's many iconic looks in her “Formation” video. Comic book artist Joe Quinones added a little twist by modifying Chavez's costume to match Beyoncé's outfit and by putting a grimace on her face. Work. Quinones released the image on his own personal Twitter page, writing, "“Okay ladies, now let’s get in formation.” Here's my cover to issue 2 of America for @Marvel
Marvel’s editor-in-chief, Axel Alonso, told Mic that this new comic “puts an explanation [sic] point on the rich and diverse characters within the Marvel Universe.” He went on to explain a bit background info about the character’s day-to-day life.
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"In America, the former Young Avenger stands resolute against an oncoming alien horde all while managing her social life and trying to attend various classes on other worlds," Alonso said.
Marvel has been making history recently for their various diverse characters such as Riri Williams and Kamala Khan. It's about time comics reflected the diversity of the people that read them.