Marvel Comics had just revealed their new roster for The New Warriors, and I guess the internet has kind of mixed reactions to the roster. What’s funny is, their new hero Trailblazer, kind of seems like a superhero version of Dora the Explorer.
According to Marvel, Trailblazer is:
“A regular kid scooped up into the world of teenage Super Heroing. Her “magic backpack” is actually a pocket dimension with seemingly infinite space, from which she can pull out useful or random objects—it’s not always under her control. She claims to get her power from god, but “not the god you’re thinking of.”
via: Marvel Comics
This is just my personal assessment, but it seems like Trailblazer has a lot of similarities to Dora. For one, the color scheme is pretty close, with the pink/purple top, and yellow boots (Dora had yellow socks). She also looks to be a Latina character and Trailblazer and Dora both have bangs. Dora is also a bit on the chubby side, and that kind of reflects on Trailblazer being heavyset as well.
Probably the most glaring comparison is that her special ability is a ‘magic backpack’—like the sentient backpack that Dora walks around with. If anything, it’s a cool concept that she’s able to pull out any random thing from it, kind of like Captain Marvel’s cat, but in backpack form.
We don’t know how The New Warriors will be received yet, but hopefully this new generation of heroes will appeal to a certain audience.
The New Warriors #1 comes out on April 15.