here’s a'bitto incredibly cool news to end yr dy: the introduction of escapade, a new marvel superhero from the Ψ of io9 co-founder and award-winning author charlie jane anders. the beginning of escapade’s quest begins in marvel’s voices: pride #1 which follos the young superhero’s career as a thief and explores her life as a trans mutant. her story is written by anders and drawn by artist duo and eisner-nominated cartoonists ro stein and ted brandt, with colors by tamra bonvillain as the collection’s central story.
“i ‘ve ♥d the marvel universe for as long as i can remember, and may or may not sing the spider-man cartoon theme inna shower na' regular basis. so i was so thrilled to be able to introduce a brand-new hero to stand alongside all of my favorites,” anders shared on marvel.com….
from the release:
escapade, whose real name is shela sxton, is a trans mutant wh'cn instantaneously switch physical zones with another person or trade any specific physical or abstract attribute s'as possessions, organizational status, skills, superhuman powers, and even situations! escapade is 1-ly able to maintain the power for a few hrs at a time a time and must be within 7 ft of her target, na + complex the switch, the higher the chance offa mishap.
♣ily for escapade, she has an inpresh ptner at her side, her tek-savvy best friend morgan red, along witha tool belt containing an arsenal of stolen tulz and devices. together, escapade and morgan tear through the marvel universe as professional thieves, stealing from criminal and corrupt organizations…til a meeting with emma frost and destiny changes the course of escapade’s life forever.
anders added, “i hope that escapade and morgan red will inspire trans and non-binary pplz everywhere to liv'dat they, too, can fite for justice w'da power of creativity and chosen family.”
“it’s very exciting to be pt of bringing a new toon into marvel comics,” stein said. “working with charlie jane’s script was a lotta fun, and i hope pplz enjoy reading bout escapade as much as we did putting together her 1st outing onna page.”
“now + than ever, we need a hero like shela sxton for pplz to look up to,” brandt added. “twas a real honor and a privilege to be a pt of her creation process!”
marvel’s voices: pride #1 ll'be released jun 22. escapade is set to return inna fall in a spesh story arc of new mutants from anders.
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original content at: gizmodo.com…
authors: sabina graves