Off-Panel: Faith Gets Her Own Series!

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“When Marvel announced their new books that would launch as part of the All-New All-Different initiative, there was one character that seemed conspicuously absent from the titles: Black Widow. That will change in early 2016, when Marvel debuts Black Widow #1 helmed by not only a brand new team, but also the entire creative team of the recently completed Daredevil series: writer Mark Waid, artist Chris Samnee, colorist Matthew Wilson and letterer Joe Caramagna.”

Now THIS is exciting news. I’m all for women writing women, but I can’t help but be excited by this stellar creative team, and Black Widow is one of my favorite characters.

“When first released, Wandering Son was at the forefront of a new wave of manga that has departed from long-standing literary artifices used to deal with gender fluidity. Instead of being treated metaphorically, magically, or as part of a sexy plot twist, Yoshino’s and Shuichi’s gender exploration when puberty hits is dealt with relatively realistically.”

An excellent piece about Wandering Son and the larger issue of LGBTQ+ rights in Japan.

“In a time where many plus size women and women in general are shown “sexualized” in comics and in the media, the character Faith is a welcome breath of fresh air as an everyday plus size woman whose body is more realistic. You can look at her and identify with her size.”

I love the character of Faith and am so excited she’s getting this series.