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Queer Visibility Interview: Dan Parent Returns to KEVIN KELLER

Queer Visibility Interview: Dan Parent Returns to KEVIN KELLER

Archie Comics has progressively been relauching its entire main line, first pushing out new versions of their hallmark titles, Archie and Jughead; then announcing new ongoings for Betty and Veronica and Josie and the Pussycats. Now it’s Kevin Keller’s turn with the launch of digital-first title Life with Kevin. Writer Dan Parent swings by to

LGBT Visibility: This Fucking Week

This fucking week. Sunday morning, like a lot of Americans, I woke to the news that 49 people in Orlando, Florida, had been gunned down in what has since been named the largest mass fatality from a single shooter in US History. Sunday morning and every day since, also like a lot of Americans, I’ve

PC EXPLOSION: 12 Characters Diversifying Bookshelves This Week

It’s unavoidable. You look back at the 1940s, 50s, and 60s in comics, and the super-heroes all… look the same. Sure, costumes vary and powers are different, but all-in-all, most heroes were pretty much universally white, straight, and male, even though the world was as diverse then — in color, gender, and sexuality — as

Year of the Queer: DC Comics in 2015

2015 has been a big year for queer representation in comics. We’ve seen an explosion of LGBT protagonists in the indie market. We’ve seen some amazing firsts pop up for the community at large. We’ve watched as many publishers embraced gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters, just as one big name publisher has chosen to

Queer Visibility Interview: Brian Andersen Introduces the First Gay, Mormon Super-Hero

Queer characters and heroes are popping up nearly everywhere in comics these days. But even with the increased representation we’ve seen at DC, Image, and many other comics publishes, there’s still room for a first. Writer Brian Andersen (So Super Duper) is bringing his own life experience to bear by introducing the first gay, Mormon

Queer Visibility Interview: Steve Orlando on the Men that Inspire MIDNIGHTER

This week, Midnighter begins its second arc with the big M facing off against his erstwhile boyfriend in disguise, Prometheus, and Comicosity has the EXCLUSIVE preview right here. But before we dive in this Wednesday with the big battle, writer Steve Orlando has opened up his head and spilled out something juicy. Before he put

Representation and Health 101: Beyond Binaries

To say that gender only exists in terms of “male” and “female” is to so severely and narrowly restrict our varied identities. These terms, with all the baggage they entail, are so limiting unless we move beyond them and strict definitions of them. Comics, with their varied worlds, characters, and identities, are a perfect place

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

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