A Filipino-American girl is the latest heroine of Marvel Comics. Her name is Ari Agbayani, whose character is inspired by the iconic Captain America.In a tweet, her creator Alyssa Wong shared that Arielle or Ari’s character reflects the Filipino-American community she grew up with.
Wong also thanked the public for their feedback regarding the Asian hero who is an addition to Marvel’s prestigious roster of characters.
In an article from Marvel, Wong recalled that when the editor approached her for a new local Captain America, she knew she needed to create a Filipino-American girl.
Marvel earlier announced on June 4 that Ari is a female college student who fights for justice in her local campus with similar ideals as Captain America but “she knows that you can’t always win by playing by the rules.”
The new character is part of their comic series “The United States of Captain America.” She will appear in issue #4 to be released in September.