As queer people I know finding media that includes us (and actually respects us) can be challenging to say the least. Which is why I wanted to boost the signal for the following for those of you who may be interested; particularly my fellow comic book geeks.
For the month of May, Prism Comics has done a spotlight on Milestone Comics, which was founded by the late Dwayne McDuffie. Not only did McDuffie fight for better representation of blacks, but other POCs as well as women and LGBTQs.
What’s more is that the founder of Milestone Comics was doing this during the early 90s and was decades ahead of many comic book publishers. Donner and Blitzen, a lesbian couple and prominent members of the superhero team the Shadow Cabinet.
There’s an excellent review on the gritty critically acclaimed miniseries Deathwish: one of the first comics to feature a trans person as the main character. I highly recommend you give it a read.
Today my analysis on the impact of Gear, Static Shock’s best friend and crime fighting partner, is up as well. Check it out.
Also check out the other excellent articles on the site. There might be some titles that interest you.