Welcome to the Prismatic Pull, both a weekly recap of LGBTQIA comics news and the sworn enemy of the Monochromatic Push.
Out Last Week
- DC Comics Bombshells Annual #1
- Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #5
- Princeless: Raven: The Pirate Princess #10
- Jem and the Holograms #18
- Insexts vol. 1
- Red Sonja is set to return with a new series by Amy Chu (Poison Ivy: The Cycle of Life and Death, Sensation Comics) and Carlos Gomez (Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files).
- DC exclusive writer Steve Orlando (Midnighter, Virgil) has been announced as the writer for the next Justice League of America series, set to debut in February.
- Sparkler Monthly, a multimedia, digital shojo/josei English fiction magazine, has opened up submissions until the end of September. Inclusivity is part of its mission statement and it regularly features LGBTQ-friendly stories.
- Jenn St-Onge (Finding Molly, Oath Anthology of New Heroes) has been announced as interior artist for the upcoming Misfits series with scribe Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms, A-Force). The series, focusing on iconic rival band to Jem and the Holograms, features both queer and trans band members.
- I just encountered Foolish Child, a biweekly webcomic by Dickens, hosted over at Autostraddle. Last week’s entry: “The Straight Parents’ Guide To Explaining Gay Things To Children.”
- At the Harvey Awards, Lumberjanes won Best Book for Younger Readers and The Epic Adventures of TJ & Amal won Best Graphic Novel Previously Published.
- My Flame Con interview with writer James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Backstagers) went live over at ComicsAlliance!
- Women Write About Comics writer Ray Sonne detailed her experience finding community at Flame Con.
As of September, Marvel’s
- Secret Wars queer characters — Sanna Strand, alt universe Jubilee, alt universe Angel Salvadore — have not had major roles in one year.
- Cullen Bloodstone has not had a major role in two years.
- Johnny Bart (Rawhide Kid) has not had a major role in six years.
- Karolina Dean has not had a major role in seven years.
- Ripcord has not had a major role in eight years.
- Jennifer Kale has not had a major role in 12 years.
- Renee Montoya has not had a major role in one year.
- Extraño has not had a major role in 27 years.
This Week in Comics
Kim & Kim #2, Alters #1, Goldie Vance #5, Lumberjanes vol. 2 HC, Woods #25, Harley Quinn #3, Poison Ivy Cycle Of Life And Death TPB, Empty Zone vol. 2, Princess Princess Ever After HC.
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