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Queer Visibility Interview: Steve Orlando Reunites MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO

Queer Visibility Interview: Steve Orlando Reunites MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO

Here’s a story of a book that everyone loved (and reviewed) and no one ordered. Midnighter was easily one of the crown jewels of DC Comics’ DCYou promotion in 2015, pushing the gay hero to new heights of recognition and critical acclaim. And yet, the Direct Market refused to sit up and take notice. Fortunately

Exclusive Interview: Greg Rucka on Queer Narrative and WONDER WOMAN

It should come as no surprise that reliance on canon creates an orthodoxy which harms and marginalizes perfectly valid queer readings. – Emma Houxbois, Comicosity (née The Rainbow Hub)   The power of stories like these, whether it’s a deep and personal tale wrought with emotion, or some fun and flirty fan art, cannot be

Queer Visibility: Joey Stern Talks State of Industry and FLAME CON

Joey Stern knows a thing or two about queer visibility in comics. As chief spokesperson for Geeks OUT, an LGBT-focused organization focused on highlighting queer visibility both in comics and in fandom, Joey works with other volunteers to rally, empower, and promote the queer geek community. And one of the biggest ways they do that

Still Here, Still Queer: 35 MORE Indie Titles Doing Right by LGBTA Fans

It’s been less than a year since Comicosity put together the last list of 35 indie comic titles that included queer characters or themes — and to be perfectly honest, it didn’t take much to come up with another. That’s progress, slowly but steadily. DC has dropped to three queer-led monthlies (Harley Quinn, Hellblazer, and

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

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