race, gender, comics

Today we kick off a sprawling new series of essays, interviews, and roundtables. And by sprawling I mean that it’s gonna take awhile.

Intersections: Race, Gender, and Comics will look at the comics industry, fandom, and representations of race and gender in comics and their various adaptations. This isn’t a series on race AND gender (and comics)–what we’re really interested in is how race and gender interact. Why is the “face” of geek feminism so overwhelmingly white? (Especially suspicious, given that there are so many amazing geek feminists of colour). Why is black masculinity in comics so often limited to tough guy, tough guy, smart guy, tough guy? Where is our Daughters of the Dragon movie?

This series will run side by side with our regular coverage.