Transgender characters are still a rarity in superhero comics but hopefully this is changing. Just last month, each of The Big Two featured comics in which a transgender character comes out.
I’m thoroughly enjoying Matt Fraction’s run on FF. It’s a fun, offbeat book with a lot going for it. Mike Allred’s art and a Fraction written She-Hulk both stand out, but it’s Mik, Korr, Turg, and Tong that really steal the show.
As if I didn’t dig these four little Moloids enough, this touching scene graced the pages of FF#6.
This isn’t the first time Fraction’s FF has proved to be progressive. Back in FF #4, we were treated to Turg’s explanation of what a date is for.
But Marvel’s not alone. Here’s a scene from last month’s Batgirl #19, written by Gail Simone with art by Daniel Sampere and Vicente Cifuentes.
Simone also has plans to introduce a trans hero in another mainstream title she’s writing (my guess is The Movement).
Here’s hoping that this is a trend that continues.