Comic book reviews for Avengers: The Enemy Within #1, Avengers Assemble #16, and Captain Marvel #13 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Scott Hepburn, Gerardo Sandoval, and Matteo Buffagni
Average rating: 4/5 stars
Jazinda was introduced in Peter David’s run on She-Hulk, where she becomes She-Hulk’s bounty-hunting business partner and roommate. Together, the two live in a mobile home and go after super-powered beings who’ve skipped on their bail.
Jazinda is a Skrull and the daughter of famous Super Skrull Kl’rt. Like most Skrulls, she has the ability to shape-shift into any form she chooses. Originally, Jazinda is sent on a mission to steal the Sy-Torak gem from the Kree. However, when her mission goes south, Jazinda swallows the gem in order to hide it. However, it ends up bonding with her body and making her immortal and unkillable. Continue reading “Queer Comic Book Character: Jazinda (Oct 15th)”
The struggle with identity can be a great one, especially for queer youth. However, Theodore “Teddy” Altman’s (Hulkling) struggle isn’t about his sexuality, but his heritage. Struggling with heritage seems to be a popular stand in for sexual orientation identity struggles in the Marvel universe.
Theodore “Teddy” Altman (Hulkling)
Teddy first appears in Young Avengers where everyone assumes he’s a Hulk, hence his name. In fact, Teddy himself assumes this is where his bulky green powered-up appearance comes from. But Teddy’s not gamma-radiated, instead he’s a Kree-Skrull hybrid with super strength, super healing, and shape-shifting abilities. He’s also romantically involved with teammate Billy Kaplan (Wiccan). Continue reading “Queer Comic Book Characters: Hulkling (Oct 21st)”