The Character Spotlight – Special Edition: Laura Kinney (X-23)

I wrote a character spotlight for X-23 on Gothamrogue’s blog, The Speech Bubble. I first wrote it about a month ago, but he was busy building an online comic store and just posted it today. Check out his store here.

wolverine1-142009Last month, Marvel released several teasers for their new, post-Secret Wars Universe. The first mostly showed characters we already knew would stick around. The second teaser however revealed a girl donning Wolverine’s name and uniform. So who is this Wolverine girl?

To the uninitiated, this might seem like a simple gender swap, a part of Marvel’s newfound “feminist agenda” that the ignorant keep complaining about. But that’s not what this is. That’s not what the new female Thor is either, but that’s another discussion. This female Wolverine has existed in comics for more than 10 years, and she didn’t even begin in the comics. And she’s popular – how else do you explain these recent poll results at comicbookresources.com?

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Read the rest here.

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About healed1337

I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - www.healed1337.blogspot.com As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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2 Responses to The Character Spotlight – Special Edition: Laura Kinney (X-23)

  1. GothamRogue says:

    Thanks again for writing another stellar Character Spotlight. I promoted it on Reddit and its been well-received so far, generating a boatload of views. Can’t wait for your next offering, when you have time that is. 🙂

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    • healed1337 says:

      I probably can’t this month, but hopefully I can find the time to do something next month. I’ll also try to do a Witchblade spotlight around the time the series ends with issue 185.

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