Off-Panel: February 27, 2015

Our daily round-up of news around the comics space, from the gutters and beyond.

“In 1954’s Superman #87, Jerry Coleman and Al Plastino explain to us the problem of Superman’s super-boners!”

Important journalism going on here guys. It’s basically the best.

 “In honor of Black History Month, MTV spoke to four black comic book creators who are not only changing the demographics of the characters in comics, but also opening the doors for future comic book creators to tell diverse and inspiring new stories.”

Diversity is one of my big THINGS, so I enjoyed reading this interview. More diversity in people who are creating and writing comics can only mean better comics.

“A creative team working with, a website dedicated to providing information and support systems to those struggling with eating disorders, decided to transform covers of comic books depicting popular female — and male — characters and give our favorite heroes more realistic bodies.”

I don’t think it comes as any surprise that bodies in comics, especially superhero comics, aren’t often depicted realistically. This is a great project, and it’s interesting to see the differences in the side-by-side covers.


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