One Lesbian Quasar Is Just Not Enough

In the battle for representation, there's an argument that says that it's not the first to break through, but the second. The first is the exception that proves the rule, the second proves that it is the rule. It can be done.

It's not the first female Prime Minister, but the second that normalises the idea. It won't be the first black President of the USA but the second.

And it won't be the first lesbian Quasar but the second.


You may remember Phylla-Vell? The second person to wield the Quantum Bands that give the owner the power of Quasar?


And who became Marvel's most prominent out lesbian character ten years ago?


Well, we've now been introduced to the new wielder of the bands, Avril Kincaid. Well, in today's Captain America: Steve Rogers #11, we learn a little more about her life.


And about her girlfriend, Joy. Which means, as far as the Quasar legacy is concerned (and you disregard the very temporary Richard Rider sequence), there have been more lesbian Quasars that have wielded the quantum bands than straight men.

For mainstream comics – that's new.

Captain America: Steve Rogers #11 by Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz is published today.

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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