Marvel has just announced that the smartest superhero in the Marvel Universe is a 9 year old black girl from Manhattan, New York. 

Lunella Lafayette from the comic strip Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is smarter than Tony Stark, Reed Richards, and Hank Pym, according to senior editor at Marvel, Mark Paniccia.  

Marvel incorporates STEM into Moon Girl's superhero conflicts as she faces impossible science challenges to prove her smarts and save the world. 

 

A part from the news about Lunella, another superhero making headlines in the Marvel Universe in regards to diversity is The Black Panther. 

The highly anticipated movie being released after Black Panther's debut role in the movie Captain America: Civil War, will star notable actors such as Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong'o. 

Black Panther will be the first Marvel solo film to star a black-leading male role. Director of Creed and Fruitvale Station, Ryan Coogler, will be directing the Black Panther movie and adding his special touch to the film. 

 

Adding to the Black Panther character buzz, Black Panther became the first black superhero to have the highest grossing comic of the year with a total of 253,259 units sold in the month of April, according to Comic Book Movie. 

 

 

Marvel is leading the charge in comic book and movie sales by integrating STEM and diversity into heroism, showing comic book lovers and movie goers alike that anyone can become a superhero: a man, a woman, and even a 9 year old black girl. 

 

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Published by Crystal Ngumezi