Queer Visibility articles

Representation and Health 101: Not Just Same Love

Representation and Health 101: Not Just Same Love

Northstar and Kyle. Grace and Anissa. Karolina and Xavin. Sometimes comics gets things right and these three couples are some good examples. Representation of sexual orientation in comics is still pretty sparse, but we have some shining examples of how to show love between people who aren’t heterosexual. There are also some significant strides to

Interview: Steve Orlando on Queersploitation, Cross-Cultural Research, and VIRGIL

Originally launched as a Kickstarter back in 2013, Virgil is hitting the direct comic market by storm this September as a complete graphic novel from Image Comics. Writer Steve Orlando [Midnighter] has returned to Comicosity to share his thoughts on writing cross-culturally, and diving into the genre of queersploitation, played out in a tale of

We’re Here and We’re Queer: 35 Indie Titles Doing Right by LGBTA Fans

It’s been a very challenging week for LGBT comic fans. Without any visible LGBT leads for their All-New All-Different relaunch in the fall, Marvel Comics has given its queer fans a lot to think about. This concern crescendoed with the stone cold declaration that a character who had been identified as bisexual by previous writer

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

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

LGBT Visibility: There’s A Riot Going On

[Trigger Warning: This article contains unaltered use of the N-Word] The title of this article is derived from the Sly and the Family Stone album of the same name, which — among other concepts — reflects the socio-political turmoil of its time. Works of art inevitably mirror the lived experiences of their creators and the

GAME CHANGERS: Larime Taylor on A VOICE IN THE DARK

This is GAME CHANGERS, a new series at Comicosity looking at female protagonists in comic books from the last decade or two (or more!) — and the original creators who brought them to life. Our goal with this interview series is to highlight the vast wealth of great female characters that have been added to

LGBT Visibility: Trans-Modification

Back in July, our dear senior editor Matt Santori spoke about the recent changes to major characters in DC and Marvel comics. A woman shall wield Mjölnir and be known as Thor. The first African American superhero Falcon will be succeeding Steve Rogers as Captain America. The mantle of Ms. Marvel now belongs to a

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