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Pop Culture Journalist AND Energy-Charged Hero! | Marvel Make Me A Hero

Pop Culture Journalist AND Energy-Charged Hero! | Marvel Make Me A Hero


[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi, I’m Brett. Watch Marvel make me a hero. [MUSIC PLAYING] I’m a pop culture
journalist and critic. I think this is, like,
everyone my age’s origin story. Fall 1992– the X-Men
animated series debuted. And I’d never heard
of X-Men before. And it just blew my mind. But I was an outsider as a kid. Like, to get real, I
didn’t have any friends until I was in 9th grade. And my friends were Rogue
and Gambit and Nightcrawler and Multiple Man and
Cannonball and Boom-Boom. And they were who I hung
out with in my head. [MUSIC PLAYING] I wanted my character
to look like me. As someone that’s 5′ 6″,
I’ve always been kind of self-conscious about that. I like finding heroes that
are my height, because we’re also bad ass people. Wolverine’s 5′ 3″. We’ve got some good
representation. I love menswear. I’ve always been really
into style, always dressing up way more than I should. I now own a vintage 1994
Nicole Miller X-Men tie. Nicole Miller is the person that
designed Jean Grey’s wedding dress in X-Men number 30. And I personally love an ascot. I love some jaunty neck wear. I like the idea of a
cane also, because Gambit always had that bow staff. And that thing was cool. You could do that hang thing. Like, hey, yeah– you know. I’m hanging out here. Or you can lean on it. What does an umbrella look like
in space or on the battlefield? Everyone’s gotta have
fingerless gloves. If you’re a kid of
the ’90s, like me, you have to have those. Purple’s been my favorite
color for a very long time. I love the purple and
green as a color story. It pops up so much in comics,
and usually as villains or ambiguous characters. Like, the Hulk is that. Green Goblin is that. I have always loved me a
good energy controller. As a kid– like, Gambit
being able to charge up cards and throw them was so cool. And you’ve got to fly. Who doesn’t want to fly?–
especially living in New York. I think that my guy would
definitely be part of a team. He is a pop culture journalist. And he works in an office. He’s going to have to
make excuses a lot, if the city is under– no! He doesn’t have a secret
identity, because he came out of the Super Hero closet. Because living all of
your lives as a whole is better than
segmenting yourself off. So no. Everyone knows. They understand he’s
an insurance risk. But he is really funny. He writes really good
listicles, so they keep him on. Wow! Jeez! Oh, that’s amazing! He looks like Han Solo
meets Doctor Strange. The way the energy is
drawn at the bottom either feels like he just
landed or is about to go. He’s got, like, the
Havoc thing going on, where it isn’t very
flame-y, but it’s more like pulsating energy. Those are such good gloves. I want to see the
umbrella open up. I want to see him
fighting with that. You know, finally, some good
ascot representation in a Super Hero– it gives him
an air of dignity, while also being dangerous. [MUSIC PLAYING] Thanks, Marvel, for
making me a hero! [MUSIC PLAYING]

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