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A to Z Theme Reveal: LGBT+ Comics Characters!

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Y’all know me — I’m all about the comics and I’m all about the LGBT+ representation. For my very first A to Z blogging challenge, I’m combining the two. This month will be constructed of an alphabetical list of some of the most awesomely amazing LGBT+ characters in comics!

I know a lot of readers are interested in diversifying their media, and I also know comics can be majorly daunting for new people and it’s hard to track down the stories you want. So, I’m doing the work for you. Each post will be a short run-down of the character in question, followed by a reading recommendation. Some posts are on significant landmark characters, some are on personal favorites, and if I have to choose between the two for a letter, I’ll go with the favorite. I’ve got Marvel, DC, indies and webcomics. I’ve got L, G, B, T, and +. And as always, if I don’t pick your favorite, recommend me stuff in the comments!

A few normal posts will continue throughout April — we don’t skip Ms. Marvel around here for anything — just not so many of them. I’ve got all my letter posts planned, including two guest letters for other blogs, but none of them written… So I’d better be getting on with that. See you in April!

EDIT: Go here for a complete list of characters and posts!

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27 thoughts on “A to Z Theme Reveal: LGBT+ Comics Characters!

  1. I love everything about this. I teach culture studies, and I talk about pop culture representations of gender in class a lot. I have a quiz for my students about representations and the “name two LGBT superheroes” questions tripped them up fairly hard. Next time I’ll just point them to your blog in April! 😉 Cheers!

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  2. Ahh excellent! I definitely feel like comics are daunting but I look forward to your series. In fact, the only graphic novel I’ve read is Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, which has the bonus of LGBT+ characters.

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    1. Awesome, I hope you find stuff you like! I just kind of dove in headfirst about seven years ago, picking up backstory and connections as I went along, so I feel it’s my duty as a blogger now to pass on my hardwon knowledge. 😉 We’ll see how this series goes, and it might lead to more “comics for beginners” stuff.

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