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HERoes: Corinna Bechko

HERoes: Corinna Bechko

Very few columns make me smile like HERoes, Comicosity’s focus on the process and influences of women creators — from new-to-the-scene to senior in the industry. This week we talk to writer Corinna Bechko, whose work on Invisible Republic, Sensation Comics, Aliens/Vampirella, Lords of the Jungle, and more has dazzled fans and left us wanting

Representation and Health 101: SUPERBOY Jon Kent

It’s time for a SUPER new Representation and Health 101. Ever since his introduction, I’ve felt like this character represented something new and hopeful for comics. Jon Kent, son of Superman, exposes a raw emotionality that is important for kids, young boys especially, and a gaping hole in how we discuss emotions in comics. He’s

Queer Visibility Interview: Tee Franklin Kickstarts BINGO LOVE

There’s an exciting new Kickstarter out there for you to check out! I talked with Tee “Vixen” Franklin, #BlackComicsMonth advocate and rising comic book writer, about her new project Bingo Love! Mexi Gremillion: Tee, what brought you to writing Bingo Love? What inspired you to create this novella? Tee Franklin: I was watching TV and

Transmycira: PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #16

PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #16 Written by Kate Leth Art by Brittney Williams and Rachelle Rosenberg Published by Marvel Comics Release Date: March 15, 2017 The most improbable Marvel series in recent memory comes to a conclusion breaking by one of the biggest taboos of the superhero genre: suggesting that sometimes hugging it out is

Transmycira: ALL STAR BATMAN #8

ALL STAR BATMAN #8 Written by Scott Snyder Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Francesco Francavilla, Mark Morales, Dean White Published by DC Comics Release Date: March 15, 2017 All Star Batman, since its announcement, has always been about lenses. This issue just makes it explicit. After completing his unprecedented run, done largely in partnership with Greg

Queer Visibility Interview: Katie Schenkel Shines the Light on MOONLIGHTERS

Looking for a little magic in your comic pile this week? Space Goat Productions has a number of new series on their way, aimed directly at all-ages audiences, with Moonlighters #1 hitting Comixology today. Rolling out a group of queer and queer-friendly characters in werewolves’ clothing (!), writer Katie Schenkel chatted with Comicosity about how

Transmycira: JESSICA JONES #6

JESSICA JONES #6 Written by Brian Michael Bendis Art by Michael Gaydos and Matt Hollingsworth Published by Marvel Comics Release Date: March 8, 2017 As the first arc of Jessica Jones’ first volume wraps, the only question left unanswered is why the book exists at all. Stop me if this scenario sounds familiar: Jessica Jones’

Let Our Voices Ring: Blackness in the Comics Industry

In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to focus in on the Blackness of the comics industry. As of late, we’re getting stories and events that are both socially relevant and a direct mirror of what’s happening outside. From Nighthawk fighting corrupt Chicago policemen to Captain America: Sam Wilson (as he’s now known) defending

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