Metropolis's Superman and Gotham City's Batman are getting a
brand-new colleague from Canada this spring: a teenage Cree superhero
hailing from Moose Factory, Ont.
The isolated James Bay communities of Moose Factory and Moosonee take
the spotlight in the forthcoming Justice League Canada, a five-issue
story arc written by comic artist Jeff Lemire for the comic series
Justice League United. The stories, featuring artwork by Mike McKone,
debut in April...
...An interest in Canada's First Nations stories and a desire to share a
different perspective than typically shared in general society and the
media played a major part in Lemire's vision.
The result: along with the Justice League's Canadian relocation comes
the brand-new heroine Equinox: a 16-year-old Cree teen from Moose Factory named Miiyahbin, whose power stems from the Earth and changes with the seasons.
"Creating a teenage female superhero was interesting to me because,
generally, most superheroes are white males. We need diversity and we
need different personalities," Lemire said...Read complete story here...
VITAMIN W Staff