Marvel Introducing Gay Superhero Who Is LGBTQ+ Activist

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Marvel Comics is introducing several new superheroes, influenced by the legacy of Captain America. One of them, Aaron Fischer, is openly gay.

As relayed by GamesRadar.com, Fischer is described as “the Captain America of the Railways,” and his role is to protect “some of the most marginalized people in society.”

“Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life,” series co-creator Joshua Trujillo said. “He stands for the oppressed and the forgotten. I hope his debut story resonates with readers, and helps inspire the next generation of heroes.”

Trujillo is the writer who created Fischer, with Jan Bazaldua serving as artist. While Marvel has released controversial issues in the past, this is its first foray into the LGBT+ arena.

“Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life,” Trujillo said. “He stands for the oppressed, and the forgotten. I hope his debut story resonates with readers, and helps inspire the next generation of heroes.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. If you want to create this character, fine. But to call the alphabet people “forgotten” now that’s a stretch. We are reminded every second of every day. My grandpa has Alzheimer’s and he cant forget about them.

    • That’s what I was thinking. I have no problem with this character. It’s ultimately good to have a character for everyone to relate to. But to continue to call the most-talked-about and most-highly-visible portions of our society “forgotten” or “marginalized” is just silly.

  2. Are they trying to explain how sodomy gives you superpowers? Will this superhero have to overcome a compromised immune system? Will he have to overcome effeminate tendencies to actually sacrifice and save others?

    It’s just another example of how mainstream society is a corpse.

  3. Reminds me of the Ambiguously Gay Duo superhero cartoon Saturday night live used to run. Was hilarious and I bet they don’t run it anymore. Maybe they should and instead of satire it would be considered a documentary.

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