Customer Boycotts North Carolina Comic Store Over Transgender Variant Cover


Ssalefish Comics, in North Carolina has commissioned an exclusive variant cover by Richard Case of the new Alters comic series from  AfterShock Comics, spotlighting  Chalice, a transgender superhero. It also targets the controversial HB2 ruling in North Carolina that designates bathroom usage must match the gender on a person's birth certificate, with Chalice altering the signs to make them unisex.

One Ssalesfish customer didn't appreciate the cover, and she posted to the store's Facebook page for a signing event for the comic in store…


That event will see writer Paul Jenkins and Richard Case sign the comic at Ssalesfish on Saturday, 17th September from noon to 3pm

Ten percent of proceeds from the sale of the comic book will be donated to Equality NC, an organization fighting HB2.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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