Beyoncé-inspired superwoman graces Marvel comic-book cover
This week, Marvel unveiled the second - up and coming - issue of their America series, but with an interesting fusion of popular culture from "Queen B" herself: Beyoncé.
The announcement came after DC Comics and Marvel series illustrator Joe Quinones posted a tweet (below) that revealed the cover for the comic's second issue, paying an obvious homage to Beyoncé's "Formation" with the lyrics: "Okay ladies, now let's get in formation".
The character emblazoned on the cover is America Chavez (Miss America); a queer Latino teen superhero and member of the Young Avengers clan, who's abilities include flying (obviously), superspeed and being able to 'punch through dimensions' - whatever that means. In short, she's the quintessential Sasha Fierce character that we've come to associate with Beyoncé herself. Alongside her, are Carol Danvers (designed by legendary comic-book artists Gene Colan) and Monica Rambeau (designed by John Romita Jr.).
Using stills from the music video for "Formation", Quinones based the design for America's appearance on Beyoncé's overabundance of necklaces and chokers, as well as her off-the-shoulder dress, sombrero-sized hat and snarled expression; the only notable change being the stars-and-stripes dress pattern, an Uncle-Sam-esque hat design to suit the series' theme, and an absence of two middle fingers.
Though, we still feel this cover is a perfect "fuck you" to the inauguration of 45th President of The United States and his misogynistic values, and also a fitting nod to the Women's March on Washington just last week.
The issue is due to hit the shelves in March.