DC Comics Introduce A New Superhero
1 Of 4 Justice League United #0
When Justice League United #0 hits the stores sometime in late April readers will notice a roster of familiar faces and one new hero, Equinox. A sixteen-year-old girl with powers tied to the changing seasons, Equinox is already notable ahead of her first appearance for being one of the few First Nations heroes currently appearing in superhero comics.
2 Of 4 Why The new Hero?
In CBC News there was an exclusive first look at Equinox and it was said that “Most superheroes are white males … we need diversity and we need different personalities. Especially when you’re writing a team book with different superheroes, you need very distinct voices and personalities on the team.”
The Justice League United roster is not short on white dudes – it includes Hawkman, Green Arrow, Animal Man and Adam Strange – so the addition of a new Cree hero to the team and to the DC Universe is welcome and needed. We hope she makes an impact, and serves as an inspiration to First Nation comic readers in search of new heroes. Characters like Equinox can make a huge difference to minority audiences, and can help shape the diversity and resilience of the superhero genre for generations to come.
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