Character Overview

Gender: Transgender Man

Publisher: Milestone (DC)

Character Type: Primary

Alignment: Good

Character Details

Summary: As Allen Thomas explains in an article about Masquerade written for Comicosity, "Masquerade is a transgender man who first appeared in Blood Syndicate #1 as part of Milestone Comics. He was assigned female at birth and began to identify as male in childhood... After being caught in the mutagenetic explosion in Dakota, Masquerade developed the ability to shapeshift, thus also giving him an opportunity to change his body to match his identity." Roger Reynolds notes that "Having queer African American characters in the Dakotaverse was a very bold choice for Milestone, but it broke barriers in representation for comic books as a whole. "  

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Articles about Masquerade