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X-Men Writer's New Comic Stars a 250 Pound Black Trans Woman (Who's Also a Former NFL Player)

No World

"Passing is for football." 

Queer characters have been popping up left and right in the world of comics. Following Marvel's queer latina superhero, X-Men writer Scott Lobdell is giving us all the life with his new protagonist. Lobdell's latest, "No World," for Aspen Comics, will star a 250 pound black trans woman, who's also a former NFL player.

Though she doesn't have a name just yet, the character does have cover art and a potential catchphrase--"Passing is for football," a play on the term, "passing," which generally refers to a trans person's ability to pass as cisgender in everyday society.

Lobdell tweeted, "She's here. She's Trans. She's gonna kick evil's ass!"

When asked if he worked with trans people to develop this new hero, Lobdell responded saying his close friends in L.A. will keep him in check: "I live in L.A. and have a few close friends who will keep me honest!" He also tagged trans writer-filmmaker Christian Beranek and actress Shakina Nayfack in the tweet.

With Marvel's announcement last week about queer latina inclusion and now Lobdell's, hopefully this means we'll continue to be graced with much-needed characters that allow everyone to find a hero they can relate to.

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