Mary (AKA @sapphicgeek) works in an Indiana comic shop, and Saturday, she met a customer, a distraught teen girl, looking for Supergirl.
When Mary asked her about the recent plotline in which Supergirl comes out as gay, the girl broke down in tears, and Mary realized "I'm staring down a crying baby gay. One who was having some big issues." Mary talked the girl through the issues she was confronting, and then ended up treating her to a stack of comics with awesome LGBTQ themes: Batwoman: Elegy (which features Batwoman as an out lesbian); Midnighter (whose hero is also gay); and Gotham Central, the Batverse police procedural comic with many queer characters.
If you can make it through this without misting up (especially the punchline, "I ended up buying the other 3 for her and I make her promise me that in 10 years she'll help another queer kid") you're of sterner stuff than I am.
J Michael Straczynski (previously) is known for many things: creating Babylon 5, spectacular runs on flagship comics from Spiderman to Superman, incredibly innovative and weird kids' TV shows like The Real Ghostbusters, and megahits like Sense8; in the industry he's known as a writing machine, the kind of guy who can write and produce 22 […]
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