Make way for Escapade! In MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1, which releases in June, Shela Sexton will make her debut as Marvel’s new trans mutant Super Hero, and she’s not alone. She’ll also bring along her best friend and fellow trans mutant Morgan Red, as well as their genetically engineered flying turtle Hibbert. Together, they’ll embark on a high-flying, yet intensely personal mission that will take them from floating party barges all the way to the mutant nation of Krakoa – and the Marvel Universe may never be the same.
Speaking to Marvel.com, Escapade co-creator Charlie Jane Anders described Shela as “a total goofball” with “a super strong sense of justice” and “a profound loyalty to her friends.” She explained the pros and cons of Shela’s circumstance-switching powers, as well as Shela’s motivation for becoming a hero and her “skeptical” view of the mutant nation-state of Krakoa. She also praised Ro Stein and Ted Brandt’s role in designing Shela, broke down the importance of Shela’s trans community and found family and more.