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Meet Shade, the X-Men’s First Drag Queen Mutant Superhero

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#1 neojasnee

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:19 PM (Edited by neojasnee, 11 January 2019 - 10:40 PM.)

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The X-Men have always been the most canonically queer superheroes; that is abundantly clear to anyone who has ever read an X-Men comic, watched any of the film installments, or spent a few leisurely hours reading Professor X/Magneto fanfiction. (My kingdom for James McAvoy.)

In recent years, X-Men comics have continued to champion queer storylines. In the fourth issue of the new Iceman comic, starring one of the team’s oldest (and gayest as of his coming out in 2015) members, Marvel debuted the first drag queen mutant, appropriately named Shade. Shade makes her entrance in the absolute queerest way possible, teleporting directly into the inaugural Mutant Pride Parade to serve as emcee — oh, honey!

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Marvel’s mutants, oppressed and ostracized by a society that doesn’t understand their unique abilities, haven’t just been read as a metaphor for queer people, the actual X-Men comic universe has featured some of the most iconic queer superheroes (and villains): Mystique, Northstar, Shatterstar, Rictor, Colossus, Wiccan, Hulkling — the list goes on. There was even a gay alternate-universe version of Wolverine who booed up with Hercules. And in the early 90s, the X-Men were decimated by the Legacy virus, which only targeted those with the X-Gene, a storyline clearly inspired by the AIDS crisis.

Iceman was created by queer comics writer Sina Grace, who told The Advocate he “really wanted this series to push readers to new and better stories about the whole queer experience and how it applies to being both a mutant and a superhero … There’s a million different queer perspectives and we’re only scratching the surface.”

 

 

 

 

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source : OutMagazine




#2 Jimmy Junior

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:20 PM

Love the concept so much

Shade is a perfect name too


#3 T R O L L A R C H

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:22 PM

4.5/10 - IGN

 

"Not enough diversity"




#4 Artemosia

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:28 PM (Edited by Artemosia, 11 January 2019 - 10:28 PM.)

A drag queen superhero named Shade? It's so stereotypical, it's almost more offensive than nice... imstupid.png




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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:29 PM

What's Shade's Nationality? Is she supposed to be British/UK? Since she said "'Ello." But then she said "her..." Shouldn't it be 'er? Since H is silent to some English speakers in UK. 


What's Shade's Nationality? Is she supposed to be British/UK? Since she said "'Ello." But then she said "her..." Shouldn't it be 'er? Since H is silent to some English speakers in UK. 




#6 neojasnee

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:37 PM

What's Shade's Nationality? Is she supposed to be British/UK? Since she said "'Ello." But then she said "her..." Shouldn't it be 'er? Since H is silent to some English speakers in UK. 


What's Shade's Nationality? Is she supposed to be British/UK? Since she said "'Ello." But then she said "her..." Shouldn't it be 'er? Since H is silent to some English speakers in UK. 

No idea all I know about her is she appear in Iceman comic and she is based off RPDR like Shea Coulee,  Montet X Change, The Vixen and Dax Exclamation Point




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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:34 PM (Edited by STORM BLOOM, 11 January 2019 - 11:34 PM.)

A drag queen superhero named Shade? It's so stereotypical, it's almost more offensive than nice... https://onehallyu.com//public/style_emot...

 

This. I don't understand why "minorities" have to always fill this "minority stereotypes" like can we just be everyone else and showcase our own diversity?




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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:30 AM

I'm not able to unquestioningly applaud this - like this seems awfully stereotyped?




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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:25 AM

that second-to-last pic is straight-up shea coulee


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:18 PM

Mess. DC > Marvel





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