In an excellent step in representation, the recently released DC solicits for comics coming out in March have revealed one title will include a vastly under-represented group in a major comic series.
In Supergirl #19, the series will bring in a new non-binary character, named Lee Serano. Based on the cover, this character might in fact also have powers, and is noted as a friend of the Maid of Might.
But that is not all. They also appear to be a person of colour, and perhaps most notably, they will be co-written by a non-binary identifying creator.
Joining Steve Orlando for the issue will be DC Writers Workshop alumni Vita Ayala, to tell this story and introduce an important new element to the ever expanding diversity of the DC Universe.
It's an important and exciting move, not least because it will involve some authenticity in the writing too.
The issue is solicited as follows:
Written by STEVE ORLANDO and VITA AYALA • Art by JAMAL CAMPBELL • Cover by JORGE JIMENEZ • Variant cover by STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU
In his search to write a CatCo piece on the truth about Supergirl, Ben Rubel interviews a young kid named Lee Serano, who recently became friends with the Girl of Steel. As Lee struggles with their parents and bullies at school for acceptance as non-binary, Supergirl is caught between punching her way through the problem and standing beside Lee as a symbol of hope.
On sale MARCH 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T