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Queerer Than Ever: 30 MORE Indie Titles Doing Right by LGBTA Fans

Queerer Than Ever: 30 MORE Indie Titles Doing Right by LGBTA Fans

There’s been a lot of talk about diversity lately in the comic book industry, and not all of it good. But while some publishers are still talking about substantial LGBTA inclusion, others are out there doing it. We’ve been here before, with 70 other books that are offering significant queer representation. It’s time to wrap

Send in the Hoods: DEATHSTROKE, NIGHTHAWK, and the State of Violence in Chicago

If you could choose, would you want to live in Metropolis or Gotham City? Here’s the thing. I live in both. Chicago is the template for both of those iconic cities in recent films (The Dark Knight and Man of Steel), but rarely seen just as itself in comic book form, and even less frequently when

HERoes: Nicole Perlman

 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 Nicole Perlman, who has just launched a Gamora ongoing with Marvel Comics. – Senior Editor Matt Santori Jessica Boyd: Is there any major

Transmycira: THE MAGDALENA #1

THE MAGDALENA #1 Written by Tini Howard and Ryan Cady Art by Christian Dibari and Mike Spicer Published by Image Comics/Top Cow Productions Release Date: March 22, 2017 It might be going too far to say that the Magdalena is the strangest concept to come out of Image’s first decade of publication because if we’re

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: VAMPIRELLA #1

VAMPIRELLA #1 Written by Paul Cornell Art by Jimmy Broxton Published by Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 15, 2017 As improbable as it may sound, it seems like the most difficult — nigh unsolvable — riddle in comics is a space vampire who cavorts around in a bathing suit. A year and two weeks ago,

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

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