A blonde white woman? In comics?? You don't say!!
Over the last fifteen years, there has been a visible effort to diversify comics in order to appeal to every possible fan demographic. From "buxom lipstick lesbians" to armored Chinese warriors, comic books have introduced a plethora of characters from every age, gender, race and creed.
Valiant looks to continue the trend with in their revival by introducing a character featuring two very rarely featured traits: blonde hair and white skin.
In an appropriately brazen show of defiance of societal norms in comics, Valiant has titled their new teaser "Are You Different?" Or, that could just be referring to the fact that this character, named "Zephyr," has superpowers. Which, come to think of it, isn't all the different for comics either. But it is different for a new universe like the relaunched Valiant.
Ohh, now we get it.
Anyway, here's the press release featuring the teaser:
Are you different? Meet Faith Herbert this September, only in Harbinger #4.
New heroes. New beginnings. Coming this fall from Valiant.
HARBINGER #4 – ON SALE SEPTEMBER 12th
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS & LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JUL121259)
Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (ORDER ALL) (JUL121260)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
Source: Press Release
Written or Contributed by: Royal Nonesuch