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A Very British Transvestite Superhero – Steven Appleby's Dragman Launches Today

Steven Appleby is one of Britain's leading cartoonists, with a rich history of work stretching through comics and cartoons, for newspapers, magazines and comic books themselves. And while he has seen much of his work collected, he has never published a graphic novel before now, let alone a full-blown superhero comic. But in doing so, […]


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

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

When the character of Suzie Su was first introduced in Red Hood And The Outlaws #2 in 2011 by Scott Lobdell, drawn by Kenneth Rocafort, it wasn't the most subtle or sympathetic of portrayals. An organised crime figure in Hong Kong, with her own enforcers, she was also one of DC's first trans characters. However, […]



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

Give me some rope I'm coming loose, I'm hanging on you. 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_w8t0U0Video can't be loaded because JavaScript […]


Howard Chaykin Responds To Controversy

We've been covering the controversy caused by Howard Chaykin's latest comic, The Divided States of Hysteria, extensively here at Bleeding Cool. 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 […]

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

Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle and Laurenn McCubbin, creative team of the upcoming Moonstruck comic book for Image Comics have posted a critical response to their publisher's handling of two recent controversies regarding the Howard Chaykin comic book Divided States Of Hysteria. But it's not all words. They make a number of pledges to try and […]

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Celebrate Pride Month With ComiXology

Well, there's not much Pride Month left for 2017, but ComiXology have the perfect deal to help you celebrate the last few days of LGBTQ+ acceptance, remembrance and excellence with a special Pride sale on various indie LGBTQ books and titles. You have until the end of June to take advantage of this incredible sale, […]

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

It's Pride Month, and we here at Bleeding Cool have covered the discussions, conflicts, and LGBTQ creators and projects that we found inspiring to date. But what of the new and rising LGBTQ voices in comics now? Which creators do we think are going to be making waves in the time to come? Well, here […]

"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 […]

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 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

It's been an interesting first week of Pride Month for 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 […]


A Shaky Start Leading To An Enjoyable Read – Alters Volume One Review

Aftershock Comics' Alters volume one, coming out this Wednesday, enjoyed a fair bit of attention back when the series started. The reason was because the series would feature a trans lead character as the focus of this first volume of stories – and the reaction that this was being handled not by a trans creator, […]


Tales From The Four Color Closet: One Week After Orlando

By Joe Glass A week ago saw the worst mass shooting in American history. To date. I'm sad that I feel I need to add that last bit, but frankly, the phrase 'worst mass shooting in American history' is becoming all too frequently uttered. It was an act of absolute terror. But it was also […]

Is Sergeant Blast The First Hanna-Barbera Trans Character?

This is Sergeant Blast from Wacky Races. On the left. In the middle is Private Meekly. They ride the Army Surplus Special.   That's him. Well, in today's Wacky Raceland comic from Hanna-Barbera owners Warner Bros' DC Comics, all the familiar characters get revamped. In a Mad Max Fury Road fashion. Oh, and the cars talk.   […]