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A Problem With Franklin Richards Never Having Been A Mutant

A Problem With Franklin Richards Never Having Been A Mutant

Zdarsky expressly wrote the story as an analogy to a queer or trans experience, telling Precious Baubles that it was like a "queer kid being raised by leftie super well-meaning parents who will always say they understand but don't understand 100% and they have to find their community elsewhere." He also talked about picking up[...]

Alex L. Combs Sells Trans History: A Graphic Novel at Auction

Alex L. Combs Sells Trans History: A Graphic Novel at Auction

Combs has sold their debut nonfiction YA graphic novel, Trans History: A Graphic Novel at auction to Andrea Tompa at publishers Candlewick. Written and illustrated from an #OwnVoices perspective, Trans History: A Graphic Novel will be published in 2023 and aims to introduce readers to the history of transgender identities, the transgender rights movement, and what it means to be[...]

Welcome Jenny McKinnon Co-Creator of Sleaze Castle

Welcome, Jenny McKinnon, Co-Creator of Sleaze Castle

This is the very last time I am going to mention Dave McKinnon. Some people may know that name well, the writer of one of my favourite comic books of all time, More Tales From Sleaze Castle, with the late artist Terry Wiley who we lost almost two years ago, as Gratuitous Bunny Comix. I […]

Magdalene Visaggio Offers Forthright Conversation With JK Rowling

Magdalene Visaggio Offers 'Forthright' Conversation With JK Rowling

Initially having transphobic retweets dubbed as middle-aged moments, recently she accidentally cut and pasted a news report over a legal case that misgendered the defendant, against court advice to the media Which revealed the kind of material she had been seeking out to read In the past, her comments have been restricted to retweets, likes[...]



Did Transitioning Give Suzie Su Her Powers Red Hood: Outlaw #43 (Spoilers)

Did Transitioning Give Suzie Su Her Powers? Red Hood: Outlaw #43 (Spoilers)

An organised crime figure in Hong Kong, with her own enforcers, she was also one of DC's first trans characters However, she was visually portrayed as a grotesque, a cartoon, and there was considerable criticism of this at the time.But in that first appearance, it appeared that Red Hood, Jason Todd, shot her To death[...]



The Weekly Static S01E14: Murray Marvel A Million Moms &#038 More

The Weekly Static S01E14: Murray, Marvel, A "Million" Moms & More!

Give me some rope I'm coming loose, I'm pulling for...The Weekly Static! Welcome back, everybody...glad you could join me again!But before we get ready to trip the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York… here it is!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKpB_w8t0U0So once more with feeling - here’s a quick reminder about what this is all about: The Weekly Static is[...]


Howard Chaykin Responds To Controversy

Howard Chaykin Responds To Controversy

Not just the incredibly graphic cover to the comic's fourth issue, revealed recently as part of Image Comics' September solicits, and the intense backlash and upset that it caused, but also at the start of Pride Month in June when the first issue contained a graphic, sexualised depiction of trans panic violence and the again[...]

Image Comics Staff To Attend Trans 101 Webinar And Take Cultural Competency Training

Image Comics Staff To Attend Trans 101 Webinar And Take Cultural Competency Training

And offering to pay Chaykin and anyone else at Image to attend a Trans 101 webinar Something they say Image Comics publisher has endorsed, is enthusiastic about attending and is urging other to attend They also state that Stephenson has told them the publisher is "seeking out additional cultural competency training".The whole post can be read[...]

Celebrate Pride Month With ComiXology

Celebrate Pride Month With ComiXology

Weaver, Transposes by Dylan Edwards, Duck by Tana Ford and Cavalcade of Boys by Tim Fish.There are whole collections and single issues on sale, many at half price, so ComiXology are providing a broad range of creators and titles celebrating the breadth and depth of queer comics, and all at fantastic deals.Hey, it's new comic[...]

Up-And-Coming LGBTQ Creators To Watch This Pride Month

Up-And-Coming LGBTQ Creators To Watch This Pride Month

Certainly, in Iceman he shows a respect for the character but also a respect for the audience, and he crafts a book that is accessible and fun for all readers, LGBTQ or not.If Iceman proves to be the hit it deserves to be, then it can only be a matter of time before we see[...]

Conversation Sparked By Second Print Of Divided States Of Hysteria

"Conversation" Sparked By Second Print Of 'Divided States Of Hysteria'

In a tweet and press release entitled "CHAYKIN’S THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA SPARKS INDUSTRY CONVERSATION", Image Comics responded to the controversy raised last week surrounding Howard Chaykin's The Divided States of Hysteria.The use of "conversation" seems a little trite in this instance — while the comic certainly got people talking, it was pretty much all about the[...]

Howard Chaykin And The Trans Image: Obsession With A Theme

Howard Chaykin And The Trans Image: Obsession With A Theme

We've discussed, seemingly at length, about the controversy surrounding Howard Chaykin's latest work, the Image Comics release The Divided States of Hysteria; its inclusion of graphic trans panic violence, released on the first week of Pride Month and even with the option of a Pride Month variant cover, and Image Comics lack of response or[...]

The Babadook Leaves The World Babashook In First Pride Appearances

The Babadook Leaves The World Babashook In First Pride Appearances

The Babadook is a gay icon now. Okay, took me a while to understand this one, but now I am fully behind it. Stemming from a hilarious mistake on Netflix's part, when they wrongly categorised the film as LGBT interest in late 2016, Jennifer Kent's The Babadook slowly built as a meme on the likes […]

A Week In Transphobia In Comics

A Week In Transphobia In Comics

Early in the week, in fact pretty much kicking it off, came news that Drawn & Quarterly had cancelled a book, Sadbøi, by artist Berliac due to a historic transphobic essay and comments that were brought to light.Now, on new comic day of the first full week of Pride Month, Image Comics released Howard Chaykin's[...]