Marvel Reboots 'New Warriors' with Non-Binary Heroes ... Snowflake and Safespace [VIDEO]
Some may find it frivolous to be writing about comic books considering the current circumstances we find ourselves in. But really, I'm just happy to find something to write about other than the coronavirus (see People Are Shocked to Discover You Can't Purchase a Firearm Online and Norm Macdonald Kills with Eight Minutes of Coronavirus Jokes [VIDEO]). Especially since back in the day, New Warriors was one of my favorite Marvel Comic titles. So of course, it's getting an SJW reboot.
These are terms that get thrown around on the internet — that they don't see as derogatory — to take those words and kind of wear them as badges of honor. ...
Snowflake is non-binary and goes by they/them.
Actually, checking my notes, only "Snowflake" is non-binary. "Safespace" is just a football player who likes the color pink. If I were a comic book character right now, my code name would be "Eyeroll." Don't get it twisted. I know many on the Right can get a little butthurt when their favorite intellectual properties are altered in the slightest. For me, I don't get offended by the politics as much as I do by lazy writing.
Black Lightning and Ms. Marvel can be social justicey. But the writing is solid and the characters are interesting. With this New Warriors reboot, Snowflake and Safespace are joined by their teammate — I shit you not — "Screentime." Get it? Because these are young heroes and the youths sure to spend a lot of time on their screens. Why stop there? Why not a hero called "Triggered?" Or "Woke?" Or "Canceled?"
Triggered can be a genderqueer Latinx whose power of empathy causes people to get irrationally angry over dumb shit. Woke is maybe an android who zaps people to go to sleep. Canceled is a tranny whose power of persuasion can ruin your life for saying it may not be fair the way he beat a biological girl in the state wrestling finals. Also, their "man in a chair" calls himself Avacado Toast. He sits on a chair with wheels. It's a wheelchair.
This may not sell well. But it'll get great press on Twitter Moments!
Also, I thought original Warriors died in the Stamford Incident, launching us into the first Civil War. Except for Speedball, whose guilt turned him into the Penance. Not sure how they are mentoring these new heroes after being allegedly dead. But I'm sure that was explained at some point.