Marvel is bringing two new transgender characters into their universe with the upcoming debut of Escapade aka Shela Sexton and her partner in fighting crime, Morgan Red.
Announcing the new heroes, Marvel said in a statement that the pair’s first adventure will be in a ‘high-flying, yet intensely personal mission’ on the mutant nation of Krakoa in a special Pride comic.
A press release says the duo ‘tear through the Marvel Universe as professional thieves, stealing from criminal and corrupt organizations’ until an event changes Escapade’s life forever.
The concept was created by transgender writer Charlie Jane Anders who told Marvel’s website that Escapade is a ‘cool weirdo’ with a ‘profound loyalty to her friends.’
The artwork was created by British-based team Ro Stein and Ted Brandt.
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