theblerdgurl Epic Twitter Rant About Diverse Comics

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theblerdgurl Epic Twitter Rant About Diverse Comics

Some of you may already have heard about this, but late Friday night, on June 30, I basically got fed up with the whole discussion over whether or not diversity in comics sells, why Black Panther World of Wakanda, as well as Black Panther and the Crew, got canceled (among other titles). I had had a pretty long week of work and the #wellactually cadets were out in full force. So I do what I always do when I’m stressed about something. I research.

So I pulled up over 30 comics that I knew off the top of my head that had diverse characters or creators. African, African-American, Latinx, East Asian, Southeast Asian, Sikh, Muslim, LGTBQ and more. I posted that list pretty fast on twitter. So fast in fact, I completely forgot to give it a hashtag to find it.

It kinda went viral anyway.

theblerdgurl, twitter,So I took some time and storified my original tweets as well as a few more that replied. But trust me this list isn’t exhaustive. It’s a sample. It’s proof. Proof that diversity sells and that people of different backgrounds/ethnicities/sexual orientations/religions have the ability to write good stories. Even if you’ve never heard of them. And if you don’t see that many Marvel or DC titles, that’s on purpose. I also wanted to show that there are more than two comic book companies in the US (more worldwide) and that independent creators make good work as well. There are links to all of the titles listed. So go buy them. Like now. Enjoy!

 

 

 

3 Comments

  • John August 5, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Great list, I have a few additional suggestions, if you will allow:

    E.X.O. – The Legend of Wale Williams From Youneek Studios
    https://www.comixology.com/E-X-O-The-Legend-of-Wale-Williams/comics-series/50981

    Watson and Homes from New Paradigm Studios
    https://www.comixology.com/Watson-and-Holmes/comics-series/9709

    The Legend of Bold Riley From Northwest Press
    https://www.comixology.com/The-Legend-of-Bold-Riley/series/11293

    Kid Code from Rsoarium Publishing
    https://www.comixology.com/Kid-Code/series/33970

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