Marvel to Introduce Two Mutant Transgender Superhero Characters

When “Marvel Voices: Pride #1” is released next month, two new mutant transgender superheroes, and their flying turtle, will be taking their first steps into the Marvel Universe.

Shela Sexton, also known as Escapade, and her best friend and fellow transgender mutant hero Morgan Red will embark on a “high-flying, yet intensely personal mission,” Marvel Comics announced this week. The duo will be accompanied by a genetically modified flying turtle named Hibbert, who they “liberated” from a laboratory.

Speaking with Marvel, Escapade co-creator Charlie Jane Anders described Shela as “a cool weirdo,” who’s “a total goofball,” with a “profound loyalty to her friends.”

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