We didn’t need Wonder Woman to tell us little girls need their own superheroes — we needed Janet, a Deadpool-esque heroine who shuts down bullies and misogynists with her stick arm. If she doesn’t like you, she. will. cut. you.
Janet was introduced to the world on Monday, when writer Amanda Mancino tweeted a piece of art created by her 10-year-old daughter, Luca. Luca’s art camp assignment was to create a new superhero — and boy did she she deliver.
My child went to art day-camp today. One project was to make a new superhero. This is what my child made. pic.twitter.com/SvKUoAJJUT
— A Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) August 7, 2017
Meet Janet: she has green skin, a large cutting device, and a very on trend red bandana. A description of Janet’s skills reads: “Janet cuts people in half with giant scissors. (She’s a hero only to herself.)”
After sharing the perfect (albeit somewhat nightmarish) photo, Twitter collectively fell in love with the unlikely superhero. There’s witty jokes, there’s cosplay, and there’s a LOT of fan art.
Tell your child that they have a big fan! I made some fanart of Janet. I hope they like it! I hope they continue to create cool things <3 pic.twitter.com/h8y0N6V422
— Jade Bacalso (@domofudge) August 8, 2017
— Mike Smith (@MikeAASmith) August 9, 2017
Why did Janet run for office?
Because she was told not to run with scissors.
— Forrest Ranger (@2xfo) August 8, 2017
Janet is the hero we need right now. pic.twitter.com/yrr24DM1xX
— Nick Ross (@NickBossRoss) August 8, 2017
In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Luca offered this intro for a potential Janet book:
The Earth is filled to the brim with bullies. People everywhere have stopped sticking up for each other. There’s a jerk around every corner. The world is cold. The will to be strong is fading. And somebody needs to put that right. Janet. From a world outside our own, Janet is coming.
Has Marvel contacted Luca yet? Janet needs her own comic book — and action figure, and TV series, and movie franchise. We did get this bit of hopeful news from Twitter.
Any illustrators/comic book folks interested in helping Luca work on the Janet thing? Msg me.
— A Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) August 10, 2017
I have a feeling Janet is going to be the hottest Halloween costume of 2017.
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