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Marvel Comics has announced that the first gay Captain America since its debut 80 years ago will be featured in an upcoming issue.
A gay teenager named Aaron Fischer, who took over the cloak from Captain America, will be featured in the June presented in an issue. The character’s debut coincides with Pride Month in the US.
Marvel is celebrating the hero’s 80th birthday with the launch of a new comic series, The United States of Captain America. The series will feature a number of people « from all walks of life » who have taken on the roles of Captain America, including Fischer.
In a statement from The Guardian, Marvel described the character of Fischer who is the « Captain America of the Railways « will be like » a fearless teenager who stood up for the protection of other runaways and the unhoused « .
» Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders and everyday people who stand up for a Establishing a better life, « said serial writer Josh Trujillo.
» He stands for the oppressed and the forgotten. I hope that his debut story will resonate with readers and inspire the next generation of heroes, « he said.
» As a transgender, I’m happy to present an openly gay person who admires Captain America and against evil fights to help those who are almost invisible to society, « he said.
» As I was drawing him, I thought, well, Cap fights overpowering beings and almost always saves the world, but Aaron helps them walking alone on the streets with problems they face every day. «
Fischer is the latest in a series of LGBTQI identifying signs to come from Marvel over the past few years.
As The Guardian reports, Iceman, one of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s original X-Men from 1963, came out gay in 2015.
In addition, Marvel’s first same-sex marriage between the character of Northstar and his partner took place in a comic from 201 2 instead.
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