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Hated, Feared, and Scared: The Narrative Fail of THE X-MEN

Hated, Feared, and Scared: The Narrative Fail of THE X-MEN

Hate has never been more in vogue than it has been in 2017. Without getting political, just take a quick gander at your favorite news outlet and within seconds you’ll see blistering headlines of social, racial, and economic divide. Whether it’s political rallies that turn deadly, unspeakable violence in the name of heinous ideologies —

Mary Jane, Mary Sue, and the Rise of Forever Carlyle

Hey, describe Mary Jane Watson for me. Should be easy enough, she’s been around since 1965. That’s over 50 years of Spider-Man storylines to draw from! Go on, I’ll wait. Got an answer? It’s probably a small-paragraph in length, right? Nice job. Now take that small, fully-functional paragraph and remove the words “Spider-Man,” “red hair,”

Representation and Health 101: It’s a Cold, Cold World

Sometimes comics can get a bit too real. Iceman #3 was released recently and within its pages is dialogue that is strikingly similar to what we have been hearing since the early election results on November 8. Or, maybe we’ve heard them all of our lives. So, for this long-awaited return to Representation and Health

Transmyscira: A Mandate for Change (or, I Won an Eisner Last Night)

I won an Eisner last night for a single page that I scripted and my best friend drew. An Eisner I share with not just her, but dozens of creators, including most of my heroes that either made me want to make comics professionally or inspired me to dig in and stay the course when

Queer Visibility Interview: Trungles Brings FAUNS AND FAIRIES to Life

After getting to chat with Meredith McClaren about her upcoming graphic novel Super Fun Sexy Times recently, I was left with an itch to find more creators to discuss sex and queer themes in comics from a positive, personal perspective digging into how their queerness impacts their work. Luckily, I was able to catch up

Out, Online, and Proud: 40 LGBTA Webcomics to Know and Love

We’ve talked about indie comics and what they are doing for the LGBTA community of fans… but what could be more independent than webcomics? Often the product of a single cartoonist, webcomics offer a unique opportunity to showcase the queer community in all its glory. With hundreds of possible comics out there, this list barely

Queer Visibility: It’s Time to Be a Better Ally

It’s been a year. One year since 49 largely queer, largely Latinx people were gunned down in what has been identified as the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. One year since I sat, watching reactions to the devastation that ripped into our community. Politician after politician offered their prayers, their condolences. So many

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