marvel’s new queer latina hero has arrived

January 26, 2017

Marvel’s new Latina heroine, Miss America Chavez, is finally getting a solo series called ‘America’. One of Marvel’s more recent intersectional characters, America is a young, LGBTQ college student who was raised in the woman-only Utopian Parallel universe by two mothers. (A universe Marvel created in 2011 after a demand for greater diversity.) Though the character’s first appearance was in ‘Vengeance #1’, the time-traveling badass didn’t become a fan favorite until the Young Avengers. Check out the “Formation” Beyonce-inspired version of America for the solo series’ first cover, created by Joe Quinones. ‘America’ hits shelves March 1.

By Erin White, AFROPUNK contributor