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.
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.