Prismatic Pull: Korrasami, Voodoo, and Who Leads America?

Welcome to the Prismatic Pull, a weekly recap of LGBTQIA comics news. Not to confused with the Prismatic Gull.

Out Last Week

Single Issues:

  • Midnighter and Apollo #1
  • Harley Quinn #5
  • Goldie Vance #6
  • Insexts #8
  • DC Comics Bombshells #18
  • Woods #26

Collected Trades:

  • Vote Loki TPB
  • Goldie Vance vol. 1
  • Oh Joy Sex Toy vol. 1
  • Oh Joy Sex Toy vol. 2
  • The Wicked + The Divine vol. 4

News Reel

  • Both DC and Marvel announced ongoing solo series for their leading lesbian characters at NYCC:
    • In February 2017, DC is launching Batwoman by Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion (co-writing for the first arc), and Steve Epting.
    • In ??? 2017, Marvel is launching a Ms. America series titled America by ??? and ??? with covers by Jamie McKelvie.


  • The Legend of Korra‘s first graphic novel, Turf Wars, will be releasing in June 2017 under the creative guidance of series co-creator Michael DiMartino and artist Irene Koh.
    • “It’s gonna take place right after the finale, so it’s focusing on Korra and Asami’s relationship as a new threat emerges.” – DiMartino
  • Four characters have been announced as part of Steve Orlando‘s upcoming Justice League of America lineup, one of which is Ray “The Ray” Terrill.
    • He, like the other announced members, will receive one-shot introduction. Justice League of America: The Ray by Steve Orlando and Stephen Byrne releases in January.


  • Warren Ellis is relaunching the Wildstorm universe over at DC, creating an imprint similar to Gerard Way’s Young Animal. One of the confirmed rebooted characters is Voodoo, a bisexual superhero who had her own series at the beginning of the New 52.

Queer Commentary

  • NYCC’s X-TRAORDINARY: The LGBT Characters of the X-MEN panel served as a unique opportunity for queer and straight comics creators alike to wax about queer X-Men characters — oh, and also for one of those straight creators (comics vet Peter David) to return a question about Romani representation with an anti-Romani tirade.

Chromatic Crowdfunding

  • O Human Star, Blue Delliquanti‘s very queer family drama webcomic set during the robot revolution, is now funding its second volume on Kickstarter.
    • As of writing, it is 62% funded with 24 days left to reach its goal.
  • Destiny, NY is Pat Shand and Manuel Preitano’s graphic novel about a queer girl who fulfilled her phophesized destiny at the age of thirteen — and then promptly burnt out afterwards.
    • As of writing, it is 23% funded with 23 days left to reach its goal.

Queer Protagonists List Update

  • Added Lucas Trent, a.k.a. Midnighter, in Midnighter & Apollo by Steve Orlando and Fernando Blanco
  • Added Andrew Pulaski, a.k.a. Apollo, in Midnighter & Apollo by Steve Orlando and Fernando Blanco
  • Added Berenice in Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love by Sarah Vaughn and Lan Medina.
  • Added Melody Valentine in Josie and the Pussycats by Marguerite Bennett, Cameron Deordio, and Audrey Mok

Queer Are They Now? Update

As of October, Marvel’s:

  • Secret Wars” Leah in Siege has not had a major role in one year.
  • Xi’an Coy Manh (Karma) and“Ultimate” Piotr Rasputin (Colossus) have not had major roles in three years.
  • Phyla-Vell (Martyr) and Heidi Sladkin (Riot) have not had major roles in seven years.

And DC’s:

  • Gerri Brauer (Donner) and Valerie Kameya (Blitzen) have not had major roles in 20 years.

This Week in Comics

Catwoman vol. 8, Detective Comics #942, Wonder Woman #8, Wonder Woman The Golden Age Omnibus HC Vol. 01, Shutter #23, Space Battle Lunchtime #5, Space Battle Lunchtime vol. 1, Cognetic TP.

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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