Marvel has introduced its first ever drag queen superhero, a mutant called Shade—and she looks incredible. Last month’s fourth instalment of Marvel’s new Iceman comic features Shade, a mutant who is part of the X-Men.
Created by openly gay Marvel Comics writer Sina Grace and artist Nathan Stockman, Shade introduces herself to fans by using her superpower to teleport into the first ever Mutant Pride Parade—a fantastic new feature of the Iceman comics—and become its master of ceremonies.
The superhero tells everyone present at the Pride event: “‘Ello Manhattan! It’s your emcee, Shade.
“And I got none to throw at Dazzler’s set!” she adds about her fellow mutant’s performance. “Let’s give her another round of applause.”
Shade then proceeds to introduce the next act—but if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite for a kick-ass drag queen superhero, she returns in the fifth issue of Iceman, which is out on Wednesday (January 9).