Marvel’s New YA Novel Will Feature Loki’s Gender Fluidity and Pansexuality

Superhero young adult fiction novels have been gaining popularity recently, with a successful release from Marvel earlier this year and DC announcing plans to give the YA treatment to some of its biggest characters. So it is no surprise that Marvel is launching a series dedicated to its most famous villains. Three of them will be written by Mackenzi Lee, who is known for writing queer historical novels such as The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and All Out.

While Loki has been depicted as queer and gender fluid in the comics before, this part of his identity is rarely discussed and has been completely overlooked in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Villains like Loki are almost never the center of their own stories, so character development is often sidelined for the plot—even though he has made an appearance in 4 MCU films  at this point and will probably play a large role in Infinity War.

Fans of the comics might know by now that Loki is canonically queer and gender fluid, but the references to his sexuality and gender identity are often subtle enough to ignore, so having a novel touch on all aspects of Loki’s identity directly would be a major win for LGBTQ+ representation. And while the novel won’t come out until 2019, this tweet from the author pretty much confirms that we’ll be getting to know the God of Mischief  better than ever before.

What do you think about this news? Are you excited for authors to finally explore this side of Loki? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share!

Source: The Daily Dot

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s