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Superman, Val-Zod (Earth 2)

“Val is a Kryptonian sent to Earth along with three other Kryptonian space pods before the destruction of his home planet. He was hidden by Terry Sloan in a cell beneath Arkham. 

Val-Zod has been shown to be very timid and was diagnosed by Batman to be an agoraphobic. He prefers closed spaces.” - x

1st appearance: Earth 2 #19(2014)

Reasons why you should support Earth-2: Society
  • tons of diverse characters, most of them main characters (Superman, Hawkgirl, Aquawoman, & Mister Terrific are all PoCs) Look at these beautiful people
  • diverse creator (Daniel Wilson is a Cherokee citizen)
  • respectful LGBT representation (Alan Scott is gay, but it’s not thrown in your face like HEY GUYS DID YOU KNOW HE’S GAY, LOOK HOW GAY HE IS. He’s gay, but he’s approached as a character first)
  • disabled representation! Dick Grayson was paralyzed and uses a special suit to fight crime as Batman (what’s not perfect about that). He also wears this sexy wasp costume
  • character driven plot!!
  • important themes!! – Wilson is making the theme of the comic about cultures that have struggled to survive throughout world history (i.e. natives being kicked out of their own land)
  • Issue #3 barely came out, so it’s easy to catch up on without feeling lost!
  • DC is barely doing jack shit to advertise this comic and it deserves so much more

Consider checking out Earth-2: Society!! :)

WOCtoberfest Guide to Women of Color Currently in Comics - Part 1 - DC Comics

WOCtoberfest is a celebration going on around tumblr dedicated to celebrating Women of Color in comics, so in honor of this, I’ve compiled a list of all the characters I can think of who are currently in comics. I know I’ve missed some so feel free to add on your additions below.

Part 1 will be dedicated to Women of Color in DC Comics, but come back for more from Marvel and other companies.

DC Comics

The Cast of Gotham Academy

Gotham Academy has introduced several new female characters to readers, and near as I can tell, all of them are WOC. There’s Olive Silverlock who is the protagonist and is going through some tough times, Maps Mizoguchi, the fun loving adventurous new student, and Pomeline Fritch, who appears to be something of a bully.

Hawkgirl

Kendra Munoz-Saunders is the newest incarnation of Hawkgirl and can be currently found in Earth 2.

Marella/Aquawoman

She may hate the name Aquawoman, but in Earth 2 she serves as the queen of Atlantis, leading numerous readers and characters in the series to refer to her as such. 

Power Ring

In the backwards world of Earth 3, the Green Lantern ring does not allow people with great will to overcome fear, instead it is the Power Ring, a ring with a will of it’s own that feeds off those with great fear. It came to our Earth and found Jessica Cruz to be its new host, a woman who was a survivalist who was scared of the outside world and lived in her bunker afraid to leave. The ring took her over but with the help of the Justice League she’s decided she’s sick of living in fear and wants to learn to tame her new power.

Equinox

Miiyahbin Marten is a young Cree super hero with season based powers who is currently appearing in the pages of Justice League United.

Sky Alchesay and Ya'Wara

Sky is the newest member of the Others with the ability to see into the future, and Ya'Wara is a Jaguar Goddess, and both of them can currently be found in Aquaman and the Others.

Tanya Spears

Appearing in Worlds’ Finest, Tanya is a scientist who currently found herself with super strength and it’s implied that she will become the new Power Girl of Earth 1 after the current Power Girl returns to Earth 2.

Helena Bertinelli

The current incarnation of Helena Bertinelli has been redesigned as a WOC and can be seen as a spy for Spiral in the new series Grayson.

Serafina

The New 52 version of the young cowboy loving member of the New Gods Serifan has been redesigned to now be a WOC. She can currently be found in Infinity Man and the Forever People.

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That’s all for the first installment, but come back later to see Marvel and Independent titles.

Name: Kendra Munoz-Saunders

Alias: Hawkgirl

Place of Origin: Earth 2

Affiliation: Wonders of the World

Occupation: Treasure Hunter

…then I agreed to do a gig for the world army–Insane adventures that resulted in my getting these damned wings.

Damned? You’re a wonder now. Some would say you’ve been blessed.