Your essay ( //www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/aug/03/non-white-face-spider-man” title=”">The new, non-white face of Spider-Man, G2, 4 August) ends with a quote from Marvel Ultimate Fallout artist Sara Pichelli: “Maybe earlier or after a black or happy – or both – favourite will be deliberate positively normal.” She doesn’t have to demeanour really distant to find both. Marvel’s possess X-Men array has black characters – Storm (whose father is also a black superhero) and Bishop – and a happy character, Northstar (who is also a member of Alpha Flight). They are not unique. The X-Men also have a member who adventures in her burka, and Captain America’s longtime partner, The Falcon, is black. Karolina Dean from a Runaways is a lesbian. And let’s not forget that a Ultimate impress of Nick Fury is, basically, Samuel L Jackson, while Marvel’s description of Hercules (yes, a Greek god) heavily implies he’s bisexual. These are only some examples from a Marvel comics we read. There are many some-more for anyone wishing to look.
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