January 20, 2017


Marvel Is 'Long Past' Wanting 'Scantily Clad Characters' Says Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso

As thousands prepare to join the Women's March in America, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso sat down to talk to us about the evolution of female characters and the future of comic books.

"Right now we offer 23 titles anchored by female leads," said Alonso. "We want to make sure that each of those characters is three-dimensional. We don't want to hit the same notes." 

The comic book industry has long been dominated by male characters, but Marvel aims to change that with new series like Hulk and Hawkeye (both women in the current comic books), Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel, and the new Ms. Marvel, written by G. Willow Wilson. 

"I think we're long past the days of wanting to have scantily-clad characters. We want to have characters who are realistic, who live and breathe."

Watch Alonso's full interview above and don't miss Fuse's 'We Stand With Women' marathon to support the Women's March all day on Saturday, Jan. 21. Find Fuse in your area with our Channel Finder.

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