DC Comics is taking over the world–or at least television–as it is rumored to be developing yet another superhero-centered television series. This time around the character is a DC Comics’ favorite–Vixen! Yes, Mari McCabe, aka “Vixen” is an African heroine and model whose parents were murdered by violence, greed, and corruption surrounding them. She refused to let her environment be the end of her. Her life changed after inheriting her family’s Tantu Totem and discovering it gives her the ability to take on the abilities of any animal in the world–an elephant’s strength, an eel’s electricity, etc. She uses her powers for good, defending the world from all matter of villainy!
Vixen will definitely be in good company with the other heroes already lined up on television. As you know CBS has Supergirl, Fox has Gotham and Lucifer, and The CW already has Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, and The Flash, with a Hawkgirl series in the works. Television really is becoming “super.” There is currently no news on what network will be picking up the series. I am just glad they have chosen an Black character as a lead on a show. I am all for superheroes, but some diversity is definitely needed. The question remaining now is what lucky actress will be Vixen!?