This June, as part of the ongoing Marvel’s Voices series, a new mutant called Escapade is set to debut in a Pride story by Charlie Jane Anders, Ted Brandt, Ro Stein, and Tamra Bonvillain.
Here’s the official description of the character courtesy of Marvel.com
Escapade, whose real name is Shela Sexton, is a trans mutant who can instantaneously switch physical locations with another person or trade any specific physical or abstract attribute such as possessions, organizational status, skills, superhuman powers, and even situations! Escapade is only able to maintain the power for a few hours at a time and must be within 7 feet of her target, and the more complex the switch, the higher the chance of a mishap.
Luckily for Escapade, she has an invaluable partner at her side, her tech-savvy best friend Morgan Red, along with a tool belt containing an arsenal of stolen tools and devices. Together, Escapade and Morgan tear through the Marvel Universe as professional thieves, stealing from criminal and corrupt organizations…until a meeting with Emma Frost and Destiny changes the course of Escapade’s life forever.
Speaking about the announcement, Anders said “I have loved the Marvel Universe for as long as I can remember, and may or may not sing the Spider-Man cartoon theme in the shower on a regular basis. So I was so thrilled to be able to introduce a brand-new hero to stand alongside all of my favorites,”
She continued, adding “I hope that Escapade and Morgan Red will inspire trans and non-binary people everywhere to believe that they, too, can fight for justice with the power of creativity and chosen family.”
“Now more than ever, we need a hero like Shela Sexton for people to look up to,” Brandt explained. “It was a real honor and a privilege to be a part of her creation process!”
Resders can also look forward to Escapade’s return in the fall in a special story arc of NEW MUTANTS guest-written by Anders.
MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1 is set to hit local comic shops and digital platforms on June 22nd.