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Marvel hired Gabby Rivera, a queer Latina writer, for its queer Latina superhero. That matters.
Mar 8, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

Gabby Rivera never thought superhero comics would become a part of her writing career, but when the call came, she answered with geeky enthusiasm.

Marvel Comics reached out to Rivera, perhaps best-known for her novel "Juliet Takes a Breath," and asked whether she'd be interested in being the writing voice behind America Chavez, a Latina, queer, superpowered and super-popular character who made a name for herself in the pages of super-team titles "Young Avengers" and "The Ultimates."

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