Prismatic Pull: Loki Suspends Campaign, Queer Kickstarters Ask “Check, Please?”

Welcome to the Prismatic Pull, a weekly recap of LGBTQIA comics news. Not to be confused with the Prismatic Skrull, who has been unfairly imprisoned by Marvel for far too long.

Out Last Week

Single Issues:

  • Harley Quinn #4
  • Vote Loki #4
  • Ringside #7

Collected Trades:

  • Constantine: The Hellblazer vol 2

News Reel

  • DC and IDW (and possibly others?*) have joined forces to publish Love is Love, an 144-page comic whose proceeds will go towards those affected by the Orlando massacre. This one-shot, which will be released in December, features 100+ stories by a wide array of creators.
    • *Southern Bastards, a series published by Image Comics, will, according to writer Jason Latour, also have a strip in the comic. This possibly leaves the door open for creator-owned properties from other publishers to appear as well.
    • The comic will feature both original and DC characters, but none from IDW.
  • Tickets for Flame Con 2017 are now on sale.


Chromatic Crowdfunding

  • Check, Please is…don’t even pretend like you’re reading this and you haven’t heard about it. If you’ve been frozen in a glacier: Check, Please is Ngozi Ukazu’s webcomic about a gay figure skater/baker-turned-hockey-player named Bitty; it’s currently funding for its second volume.
    • As of writing, it is 741% funded with 24 days left to obliterate Diamond surpass the Bible in projected sales finish funding.
    • Its meteoric success also spawned a great Twitter thread by Colin Spacetwinks about the failures of the Direct Market.
  • Danielle Corsetto’s award-winning, completed humor webcomic Girls with Slingshots is now funding for its ninth and tenth volumes on Kickstarter.
    • As of writing, it is 250% funded with 3 days left to finish funding.

Queer Protagonists List Update

  • Removed Loki Laufeyson in Vote Loki by Christopher Hastings and Langdon Foss
    • When I asked the universe to end the campaign of a manipulative, fascist, serial liar, I should have been more specific.

This Week in Comics

Backstagers #2, Lumberjanes #30, Detective Comics #941, Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #6, Hellblazer #2, ODY-C #11, New Avengers #16.

Have tips for upcoming installations of the Prismatic Pull? Tweet me @HonestlyJon or email me at jonerikchristianson[at]gmail[dot]com.

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