I'd like to follow a theme of the uncelebrated women scientists of the early 20th century with Spider-Woman, especially Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin. Jessica is a woman who suffered greatly for her parents' work in the field of radiation; her more memorable powers follow this vein of chemistry and radiation. At least twice, her history has been stolen from her, like these early scientists, and despite her amazing powers, she gets knocked down to the D-list with the likes of Black Widow who doesn't even have superpowers beyond being a good kisser.
I want the fab 1970s aesthetic, psychedelic costume, second-wave feminism, cold war parallels with SHIELD and Hydra.
No idea on face claim.
That sounds like an awesome rendition! And the costume sounds wicked. :) I always loved those 70's tie dye sorts. It reminds me a lot of Misty Knight, with the loud afro and bell bottom pants for her costume. Was so awesome!
As for a face claim, take your time. :) If you need help finding something let us know and we'll see if someone around here can work something out to help. Just give a general idea on what you are looking for and I'll do some google fu - tumbling to see if I can help accommodate that.
Also for face claims, we're not super picky. You can just have one you found while google searching. Doesn't have to have a name or actual "Claim". Like BP put up those hair models. Anything like that works too. :) Doesn't have to be a named model/actress/actor, etc.
No worries. To explain a bit about the different time period thing, I wasn't sure what the status quo for those characters was in 2000 since I operated on quite a delay for awhile, since I was reading the comics in their German translation. That's why I offered context on when I figured they might go in Tier 3.
We're basically going for the hero setting to be before the year 2000, as far as settings go. The no House of M, no Civil War, etc. Some characters after the 2000 era may be problematic because some of them henge on the events of Civil War and Avengers vs XMen and the like. That is the reasoning for keeping characters primarily introduced pre-2000.
But we have allowed for some like the Winter Soldier and Pixie, whose existance don't rely on big events.