Recently with Halloween, I asked my girls who they would want to be for the holiday but with a bit of a twist: I told them that they could be any female from the Marvel universe they wanted...or just give me an idea and I'd help them find one! Here's what Sheri had to say about that:
Sheri: I know you probably think I'm going to be easy, but I'm probably one of your more difficult ones, mostly due to...no, not that, I'm used to that. Moon or no moon, collatoral damage or complaints of ruptured tires and damaged property, that isn't the problem. It's...well, me. Tall, gangly, a bit of a nerd...and oh yeah, my lack of coordination. Well, maybe you could make me look powerful without really getting into those facets, K? (heart)Sheri was a tough one I admit considering that I know there are werewolves at Marvel, but none of them really matched her extremely outgoing, slightly off-kilter personality. I did go through many heroines and was just about to give up and make her the human form of the mutant Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair), even if her hair is much longer and she's not the same religion as that werewolf. However...while I did ultimately make Sheri a mutant heroine, I went with one a bit lesser known. When researching a certain Marvel database, I discovered a tall, glasses wearing member of the Canadian team Alpha Flight known as Diamond Lil. The profile matched perfectly: tall, glasses, a bit of a fighter...somehow it just seemed to blend in with my girl. Sometimes flukes like that do happen but...of course, like many interesting heroines, she's dead now at Marvel...but of course you know how comics get being such a massive collaborative universe...and how you can have a zillion Wolverine comics but not enough love for a lot of the little heroes.
Sheri Roberts, copyright
Diamond Lil (Lillian Crawley-Jeffries), copyright Marvel/Disney