If there was ever any doubt that Marvel has totally lost the plot, it goes out of the window with the announcement that a new comic series will focus on a pair of twins who identify as ‘non-binary’ and are named ‘Snowflake’ and ‘Safespace’.
Yes, seriously. Step aside Peter Parker, the Marvel universe no longer has time for your Spidey cisness.
Geeky website Bounding Into Comics reports that Marvel has revived and made-over an old set of characters known as “The Warriors,” labelling them the “New Warriors.”
Creator Daniel Kibblesmith described the series as a “story of teenage rebels.” adding that “a lot of the names are about teens fighting against labels that are put on them.”
Kibblesmith described how the names ‘Snowflake’ and ‘Safespace’ came about, stating that “It’s this idea that these are terms that get thrown around on the internet that they don’t see as derogatory — to take those words and wear them as badges of honor.”
Kibblesmith noted that “Snowflake” who is “nonbinary and goes by they/them.” has the super power of being able to “generate individual crystallized snowflake-shaped shurikens.” (ninja stars to you and me).
“The connotations of the word snowflake in our culture right now are something fragile. And this is a character who is turning it into something sharp.” the Marvel creator added.
Other characters who are a part of this group include “Trailblazer”, who appears to be nothing more than an obese girl with a ‘magic’ backpack’