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Crisis of Epic Proportion: I Got a Bisexual Iron Man

Crisis of Epic Proportion: I Got a Bisexual Iron Man

Something’s happening these days in comics. Can you feel it? There’s a real shift in the way audiences react — and how comic creators and companies react to audiences — to the idea of representation. It’s not enough to be able to project our stories onto Superman or Batman and be satisfied that they represent

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How DC Comics Proved Me Wrong and Gave Us Back Oracle

[This column contains SPOILERS for Batgirl #40] Anyone who’s spent any time talking to me about Barbara Gordon knows that I love her, unapologetically, in all her forms. From my perspective, she is an icon for DC Comics in the same way Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman is. Just as The Dark Knight Returns can

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Crisis of Epic Proportion: Time for Change

September marked two years since I came on to Comicosity as Senior Editor and co-owner, and it’s remarkable how much has changed. I don’t mean just with the site itself, although that transformation is almost overwhelming to think about. We’ve gone from a staff of four to eighteen, doubled our reach year over year, expanded

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Crisis of Epic Proportion: I Want a Gay Iron Man

This time last week, I was still reveling in the miracle that was nearly unanimous praise for my first love, DC Comics, over its new direction for the Batgirl comic book. In a manner of three days, more than 500 pieces of fan art for Barbara Gordon’s new costume were produced and shared online (and

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Crisis of Epic Proportion: Is Batwoman the Marrying Kind?

Two weeks ago and for the first time in over eight years, the government of the United States, my home nation, recognized my marriage. My husband and I are now considered legally wed, with all rights, responsibilities, and privileges — for better or for worse — as any other married couple would be, opposite or

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Crisis of Epic Proportion: When Superman Kills

I’ve been pretty torn about writing this column — not because I am of two minds on whether the Man of Steel can kill in a story and have it remain a legitimate representation of what we call “Superman.” No, of that I am singularly sure that you can. I’m torn because I am alternately glad

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Crisis of Epic Proportion: James Robinson Leaving EARTH 2

This is a sad, sad day for many of us. In a brief two tweet message yesterday, James Robinson announced his upcoming departure from Earth 2 — the title he single-handedly crafted and shepherded into the New 52 — and DC Comics as a whole. I’ve made no secret, obviously, of my deep love and appreciation for

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Mini-Crisis: Digital Codes are NOT free

There are lots of things that drive me crazy hearing online, as you may have surmised over months of reading this column, but none raise my blood pressure like the claim that DC charges a dollar more for the digital code that accompanies a print edition than Marvel does. This is like “yelling at the

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Crisis of Epic Proportion: Comics are a Business

I think it’s fair to say that comic book fans are some of the best conspiracy theorists around. And why wouldn’t we be? We’ve spent decades piecing together mysteries, looking behind cowls, and helping our heroes uncover plots against society perpetrated by their most fiendish foes. And, no offense to admirers of the House of

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