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INDIE COMICS SPOTLIGHT: ALITHA MARTINEZ MADE TWO COMICS ABOUT GENIUS BLACK WOMEN

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INDIE COMICS SPOTLIGHT: ALITHA MARTINEZ MADE TWO COMICS ABOUT GENIUS BLACK WOMEN

By Karama Horne via https://www.syfy.com

Every expanded superhero universe creates an origin story for their superpowers, for Marvel, it’s Mutants and Inhumans, DC has metahumans, and even Valiant has Psiots. And, the gifted of the H1 universe are identified as “Ignited,” including the heroine of Omni, the comic publisher’s newest offering. Omni follows Cecilia Cobbina, a young Afro-Latina superhero. For artist Alitha Martinez (Black Panther: World of WakandaMoon Girl and Devil Dinosaur), it’s about damn time.

In Omni, which is written by Devin Grayson (Marvel Rising, User), Cecilia can’t fly or shoot lasers from her eyes, and that’s by design. Neither she nor any of the other “ignited” wear capes or uniforms. They’re just everyday people, who woke up one day with abilities. Cecilia, who was a gifted surgeon before the Ignition event, has enhanced cognitive abilities, but her new powers don’t concern her as much as where they came from. And since the government is …

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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