• Supergirl: Friend to Those Who Need It Most

    Supergirl: Friend to Those Who Need It Most0

    Supergirl #19 Steve Orlando and Vita Ayala (writers), Jamal Campbell (artist), Carlos M. Mangual (letterer), Jorge Jimenez with Alejandro Sanchez (cover) DC Comics March 14, 2018 Supergirl has been my favorite character in comics for almost as long as I’ve been reading them. She means the world to me, and she is what drives me

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  • You’re a Comedian: Trans Characters and Jokes in “Comic” Books

    You’re a Comedian: Trans Characters and Jokes in “Comic” Books1

    You’re a comedian. You’ve been working in the comedy business for a few years, getting a few laughs here and there with your crude style. Things have been good thus far, and you’re feeling more and more confident in your dark humor. In fact, you’re in a whole new city with one of your first

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  • Happy Trans Lesbian of Colour: Why Sera Matters

    Happy Trans Lesbian of Colour: Why Sera Matters1

    It should be easy to imagine how important representation in the media is for trans people. Sadly, in comics, 2016 saw the active removal of a lot of trans representation, and some very poor cash-ins on the community too. One such removal was Sera, a trans woman of color in a lovely, committed relationship with

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  • The “Reveal” of Trans Characters in Comics

    The “Reveal” of Trans Characters in Comics0

    A year or so ago, I was going to write Diamond Jack, an urban fantasy comic featuring a stage magician who reluctantly was given actual magical powers. It read somewhat like if Zatanna and John Constantine had a baby, and until the artist had to take a sudden leave of absence, it was looking like

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