Scott Lobdell Is Writing A New Trans Female Superhero For Aspen Press' No World

No World is a new comic book series launching in April (solicit details) from Aspen Press by Scott Lobdell and Jordan Gunderson. You'll recall Scott left facebook a while back due to it becoming "hatebook" and "a race to the bottom." Well he's back on Twitter to talk up the book.

In No World, as well as being a team book of characters Iris from Executive Assistant, Miya from Soulfire and supernatural vigilante Dellec, there will be a number of new characters.

I was told that the individual featured in this cover, wielding the guns, is a trans female character.


Lobdell didn't have the most welcomed trans character in Red Hood & The Outlaws five years ago with Suzie Su.

suzie su

But that was five years ago. Things have changed. I asked Lobdell about the character and, rather than reply, he tweeted…


There has been considerable criticism that superhero comics that feature trans women have a complete lack of diversity when it comes characters' bodies and appearance, which leads to a lot of trans women in real life feeling like these characters don't represent them. This, it appears, is an attempt to reflect a wider physicality, without caricature.

Thanks to "Sweet Mey" Rude for her assistance with this article.

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Rich JohnstonAbout 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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