Thinking through how readers conceptualize a character and the degree to which such a characterization can be independent of how the character acts in the actual stories she appears in.
Defamiliarizing gender to highlight its constructedness.
The ways fans of color engage with characters and stories can re-circuit and re-interpret those stories in ways that provide the kind of productive identification that challenges that tired old repetitive and thoughtless representation.
Identity is a constant retcon.
Gender identity is over-determined.
This issue uses the title’s meta-position as simultaneously within and without the superhero comic genre to comment on depictions of race in comics.
If I were Sue Richards I would have divorced Reed’s ass a long time ago. .