Alter Ego: Gertrude Yorkes
Other Names: Gertrude "Gert" Yorkes
First Appearance: Runaways (vol. 1) #1 (July 2003): "Pride and Joy, Part 1"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 50
Teams/Affiliations: The Runaways
From: "The New Improved Official Stupid Question Thread Marvel Edition" forum discussion, started 3 July 2004 on the Superhero Hype website (http://forums.superherohype.com/archive/index.php/t-124699-p-15.html; viewed 11 August 2007):
07-24-2007, 11:01 AM
I recall an issue of Wolverine where it was said that in the Marvel Universe, the existence of god had been, beyond a shadow of a doubt, scientifically proven through some sort of mathematical equasion. So, wouldn't that mean that there are no athiests in the MU anymore?
07-24-2007, 11:02 AM
Do you know of any absolutely proven atheists in the Marvel universe?
07-24-2007, 11:13 AM
07-24-2007, 11:16 AM
She identified herself as agnostic.
07-24-2007, 11:22 AM
It doesn't matter, she's dead and went straight to hell.
07-24-2007, 11:25 AM
I doubt Gert would've been privy to this equation that proves God exists.
From: "Where are the Christian Superheroes?" forum discussion, started 22 August 2006 on the Newsarama website (http://forum.newsarama.com/archive/index.php/t-81451.html; viewed 5 May 2007):
08-22-2006, 10:03 AM
...I pose the question to you, my fellow Talk@Ramanians: If Christianity is the most popular faith in the United States, why aren't there more openly Christian superheroes?
08-22-2006, 10:07 AM
I don't think there are so many openly Jewish or Muslim Superheroes either (at least not American ones). In the end, non-denominational heroes will appeal to a broader spectrum of readers, or at least I'm sure that's the theory.
08-22-2006, 10:08 AM
I don't think there are so many openly Jewish or Muslim Superheroes either.
08-22-2006, 10:16 AM
...btw [by the way] - Kitty Pride is Jewish.
08-22-2006, 10:20 AM
re: btw - Kitty Pride is Jewish.
Magneto, Songbird (Melissa Gold), Gertrude from Runaways.
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