Watch: Marvel's Gabby Rivera on America Chavez, breaking into comics

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Mar 29, 2017, 1:54 PM EDT

Gabby Rivera first made a name for herself in the YA world, as the author of Juliet Takes a Breath. It was that work which led to writing for Marvel Comics, specifically for the character of America Chavez (also known as Miss America). America is currently headlining her own book -- America -- and is one of the few queer, Latina characters in the medium (oh, and she's got a ton of super powers to boot).

We sat with Gabby to discuss breaking into comics, what writing for America is like and what characters America will encounter in her book (The X-Men!!)