Fans hope Marvel comic book improves Native representation

The Associated Press - August 30, 2020 10:09 am

This image provided by Marvel Comics shows the cover art for "Marvel Voices: Indigenous Voices #1," an anthology that will revisit some of its Native characters. It has Native comic book geeks hopeful that this will be a new page in authentic representation in the genre. (Marvel Comics via AP)

(AP) – Native American comic book fans hope a new Marvel anthology by Native artists and writers will jump-start authentic representation in mainstream superhero fare.

“Marvel Voices: Indigenous Voices #1” is expected in November during Native American History Month and will revisit some of the company’s Native characters. Marvel says the project was planned long before the nation’s reckoning over racial injustice, which has prompted changes like the Washington NFL team dropping its Redskins mascot. The lead artist for the comic book says the series is correcting a decades-old problem of Native American or Indigenous representation in the medium.

 

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