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Image Comics Gets Graphic with Orlando's "Virgil"

BOOKS | By JC Alvarez | Aug 10
Graphic novelist Steve Orlando makes waves with "Virgil" an originally gritty new story from Image Comics that loses all secret identities for the harsh realities of hate.

'The X-Men's' Iceman Comes Out as Gay

CULTURE | By Sean Piverger | May 9
Longtime X-Men member Bobby Drake (a.k.a. Iceman) is gay, and the storyline made its debut in Marvel's recently released "All New X-Men" #40 comic book.

Texas Hosts STAPLE! Indie Media Expo for Women

BOOKS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 6
On March 7-8 in Austin, Texas, women come together for the STAPLE! Independent Media Expo, a tastefully presented two-day convention featuring the best of independently produced comics, zines, art, crafts, games and more.

'Female Force' Comic Honors Activists Including Gloria Steinem

By Winnie McCroy | Nov 10
Bluewater Productions "Female Force" -- a comic book celebrating female empowerment while exploring the life stories of powerful women -- will release the 96-page graphic novel "Female Force - Activists."

LGBT Comic Book Characters Going Mainstream

CULTURE | By Nicole Wiesenthal | Oct 18
When the loveable red-headed Archie of Archie Comics died this year saving his gay best friend Kevin Keller it was a turning in the history of LGBT characters in mainstream comics.

Sexual Harassment at Comic-Con in the Spotlight

CULTURE | By Sandy Cohen | Jul 28
Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual comic book convention.

Panic and Prayer: The Christian Right Responds to Archie's Death

CULTURE | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 17
The Christian right prayer and panic machine went into overdrive this week upon learning that comic book icon Archie would die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. Here's a partial round up.

Archie's Death Latest Comic Book to Inject Reality

NATIONAL | By Derrick J. Lang | Jul 15
Freckle-faced Archie will meet his demise when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on senator Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character, who's pushing for more gun control in Riverdale.

Bluewater Comic Releases "Big Gay Comic Book"

BOOKS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 3
For Gay Pride Month, Bluewater teams up with popular LGBTQIA website,, to celebrates the lives of the icons and activists, performers and pundits who have made a difference in the gay community.

Freddy Mercury Comic to Reduce HIV Stigma

CULTURE | By Winnie McCroy | May 13
Bluewater Productions has released a new comic book biography on the life of Freddie Mercury, the Queen frontman who died of AIDS as a way to address and hopefully reduce continuing stigma around HIV.

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