Tu Vez is letting us know about a new superhero that might look like me. Well… maybe like me when I was 16 years old.
High School wasn’t all that great for me and apparently not for Anya the new mild mannered superhero, until… she turns into Spider-Girl (and for me it was until I went to college and turned into a Latino student nerd queen – ha!).
Move over, Blue Beetle and Kyle Rayner (Green Lantern). There’s a new Hispanic superhero in town! That’s right, kids. Marvel’s newest Spider-Girl chick is Anya Corazon– a Hispanic high school student in New York by day and a crime fighting superhero by night.
Although Anya isn’t exactly a new character (she was previously known as Araña), someone over at Marvel decided to go after the Hispanic demographic by making her into the new Spider-Girl. Anya joins Miguel O’Hara (Spider-Man 2099) as the second Latino character to don the web-crawler’s moniker.
For real life superheroes that look more like me (because at 16 I still wore long braids sometimes), check out the Mamachas del Ring, a new documentary about Bolivian luchadoras.
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For the superhero that looks most like me now sans braids, I guess I have to create la Super Fregada :).
Or if you prefer your superheroes in the form of flight attendants trying to make a buck after Mexicana Airlines files for bankruptcy, Guanabee features their work. Not the most feminist approach but it is working for them.