The 2021 Inverse Superhero Issue challenges the most dominant idea in our culture today.
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The Superhero Issue
Roxane Gay introduces the 2021 Inverse Superhero Issue.
Just because I’m a Black, queer, woman, and ostensibly un-Christian doesn’t mean I don’t want a Sky Daddy to come and make things easier for me.
In both our real and superhero-filled worlds, the fear of anything imperfect and different is seen as something to fix or destroy.
The Black Superman paradox
“I want to know what it is that a superhero can offer me, what problem a superhero solves for a skeptical black queer woman with a book and a customer service job. I want to know what I need a superhero for, exactly.”
“I like to call myself Marvel trash.”
Getty / Marvel / Inverse photo illustration
Black women are already superheroes, even if Hollywood doesn’t see it.
The award-winning author discussed her work as a pioneer of horror, how she got her start, and the future of Afrofuturism.
Mattson Tomlin, writer of 2022’s The Batman and Batman: The Imposter, explains why Gotham needs Batman.
“We’ve been focusing on James Bond for so long,” Lynch tells Inverse. “Who else is here?”
“I feel like I’m a different person.”
Illustrator Takeia Marie reimagines the Avengers to reflect “overlooked parts of the world.”
“I always wanted Snake Eyes to be Asian.”
Spoiler alert: It’s not Batman.
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“You all are now Captain Planet,” says Barbara Pyle, who helped create the eco-friendly superhero. “You are now the superheroes.”
Super Sema has a chance to inspire a new generation with its positive outlook on science and technology.
“Something wicked this way comes.”
This misanthrope is more relevant than ever.