Thursday, July 08, 2004

Spider sense: The New York Daily News discovers Marvel's Amazing Fantasy #1 and the new don't-call-her-Spider-Girl, Anya Corazon. Here's Joe Quesada:

"She was created because we realized we haven't had a strong female character of Hispanic origin. ... We set out to make her a Latin American because a focus of mine has been to make sure the company stays true to its roots - Marvel has always been very good at creating characters of different colors and backgrounds. ... The fact that we have a large Hispanic fan base made this an easy call. ... I don't know how much 'marketing' went into this. We didn't sit around with demographic profiles. Like a lot of us at Marvel, many of our characters echo our lives and our worlds. But I did say that she had to be part Mexican."