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Marvel unveils its first ever drag queen superhero in X-Men series

Marvel unveils its first ever drag queen superhero in X-Men series

Shade is a mutant with a sickening ability | Photo: Marvel

Marvel has revealed its first ever drag queen superhero in an X-Men series.

Shade is a mutant who is also a drag queen, and she’s already a big hit with the fandom.

The superhero sashayed her way into the world with a single panel appearance in last month’s Iceman #4.

Fans are already creating fan art of Shade | Photo: Twitter 

But many Marvel fans wondered whether it was just a drag queen posing as a mutant or not?

Writer Sina Grace, who’s out, has now revealed that Shade is a mutant and will be appearing in future issues of the comic.

‘I really wanted this series to push readers to new and better stories about the whole queer experience and how it applies to being both a mutant and a superhero,’ Grace told The Advocate.

‘There’s a million different queer perspectives and we’re only scratching the surface.’

Who wants a Shade action figure? | Photo: Twitter

Iceman is Marvel’s only solo series featuring a queer lead. Bobby Drake, the character, came out in 2015 and had his own solo series in 2017. However, this was canceled due to poor sales.

But due to fan demand, a new monthly comic was created in 2018.

‘My goal with this new Iceman series is for for everyone, myself, the readers, the characters involved in the comic book, to have fun,’ declares Grac

Shade’s mutant power is teleport. She can open pocked voids that allows her to step into and out of her handheld folding fan.