In a world of buff, statuesque heroes, Power Bear is bringing body positivity and discussions of mental health to the queer community.
Imagine a superhero. They may be tall and muscular, like Henry Cavill’s Superman, or have the shoulder-to-waist ratio of Chris Evan’s Captain America. Maybe they even have his beloved “America’s ass”.
But a new breed of hero is slowly emerging in pop culture which is more representative of the beauty and variety of body shapes in the real world.
“Bears are hard to find in the comic mainstream,” Łukasz Majcher, creator of Power Bear, tells PinkNews. “The only character that I could put in that category is Hercules from Marvel, but I guess that when he appears on the movie screen sooner or later, a young actor with an athletic body will be hired for his role.”