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A to Z: Rawra Chin

Rawra Chin hails from Hypothetical Lizard, a graphic novel from Avatar Press in 2007. It’s based on an earlier short story by the great Alan Moore, creator of Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and other awesome things, and the comic version I have actually prints the story in the back, so you’re covered on all counts! It’s…… Continue reading A to Z: Rawra Chin

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A to Z: The Question (Renee Montoya)

Renee Montoya’s meta-history is just as interesting as her in-character backstory. She was an original character created for the Batman: The Animated Series show in 1992 — an honest cop and a woman of color. Along with other fan-favorite TAS characters like Harley Quinn, she made the jump to DC Comics canon and has since…… Continue reading A to Z: The Question (Renee Montoya)

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A to Z: Obsidian

Remember that longwinded explanation of Alan Scott’s origin for the letter G? It’s relevant again! Obsidian, aka Todd Rice, was Alan Scott’s son before the New 52 reboot. His mother was the villain Thorn. He’s an often-mysterious character with shadow powers, who sometimes tips over into being a villain himself, but has thus far always…… Continue reading A to Z: Obsidian

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A to Z: Northstar

Northstar is another Marvel hero, originally of the Canadian team Alpha Flight, later of the X-Men. His powers have to do with superspeed, but without the mystical associations of the Flash. He’s more of the Superman type than anything else, by virtue of his secondary powers — invulnerability, flight, etc. Mostly those are related to…… Continue reading A to Z: Northstar

Comics · Queer · Sci-Fi

A to Z: Moondragon

Aside from having the best name ever, Moondragon is a very cool Marvel hero with a fair number of appearances, who yet remains a slightly-obscure character. Here’s how Wikipedia introduces her: “A vastly powerful telepath, master martial artist, minor telekinetic, and highly skilled geneticist, Moondragon’s most notable characteristics are her shaved head, superiority complex, and achieving excellence…… Continue reading A to Z: Moondragon

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A to Z: Kevin Keller

I love Archie Comics. I love that light Archie tone — realistic, but a very stylized version of real life, if that makes sense. It’s cute, it’s funny, it’s retro, it’s a look into how we’ve imagined ideal life to be throughout the years. It’s a piece of Americana that most people are aware of, whether…… Continue reading A to Z: Kevin Keller

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A to Z: John Constantine

I love Constantine, okay? It doesn’t matter that I first loved him as Keanu Reeves in 2005, and only started the comics because he appeared in Swamp Thing. I love him because if you’ve ever so much as thought about urban fantasy, he’s the character you just know exists somewhere. If you have magic in cities, you will…… Continue reading A to Z: John Constantine