Friday, July 3, 2015

Superhero Countdown to Independence Day

 Miss America (Madeline Joyce Frank) is a superhero fictional character in comic books published by Marvel Comics. She first appeared in Marvel Mystery Comics#49 (Nov. 1943), and was created by writer Otto Binder and artist Al Gabriele for Timely Comics, the 1940s precursor of Marvel, in the period fans and historians call the Golden Age of Comic Books.

A new Miss America debuted in the Vengeance (2011) limited series by Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta,[7] a Latina teenager named America Chavez.[8] This new Miss America later appears in the new 2013 Young Avengers series by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie.[9] She possesses super strength, durability and the power of flight. As the series goes on, the team discover Miss America has the power to kick open holes in reality, allowing them to travel the multiverse and through other dimensions.[10] While on the run from the alien parasite Mother, who can control adults, America's parents attack the team—revealing them to be two superpowered mothers.[11] America's origin is more fully given in Young Avengers #14, where it is revealed she hails from a paradise dimension created by and which worships the cosmic entity Demiurge; as she gets to know her teammate, Billy Kaplan, who is in fact the future Demiurge, she is somewhat disappointed.[12] Later, in #15, she reveals offhandedly to the team that she is not heterosexual, and writes off her one-time kiss with the male teen superhero Ultimate Nullifier in Vengeance as experimentation.[13]

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