Mae gets an unexpected knock on the door.
“I have managed to become completely convinced that I will never be a real adult.”
3 A.M. is back! Mae is freaking out about Ruth’s note. What’s her game plan?
“For me, there’s pretty much always been a clear line between sexual intimacy and emotional intimacy.”
“Now that I’m a grown-up (sike!), I find myself capable of doing just about anything! … Anything, of course, except asking for help when I’m going through a thing or something is hard for me.”
It’s about queer identity and finding happiness and purpose in life and living for yourself not for others and yes, loneliness. It’s a coming of age story, but for twenty-somethings dealing with struggles of identity, sexuality and mental health.
In We’re Still Here, there are fifty-five different stories, all with different trans creators or creative teams. There’s no set genre for these comics, so there’s everything from slice-of-life to visual essays to sci-fi to nonfiction.
“It’s a really queer book. And don’t worry! We’re going to take good care of your spooky babies, even when the going gets rough in the story. They’re in good, safe hands.”
It doesn’t look like Marvel will really going to be adding a lot of movies starring women or poc to their upcoming schedule any time soon. So instead, what I propose is that they fill up each movie with as many poc, women, disabled and LGBTQ characters as they can. Just stuff those movies full of ’em.
“You aren’t dreaming.”
“Dickens, I wondered if you had any advice for me…as a first time mom.”
Comics for Choice, or C4C, is a comic anthology full of stories about abortion where the funds go to the National Network of Abortion Funds, so that everyone everywhere has access to abortions even if they can’t afford it or don’t have easy access.
Sword of Athena. Lasso of Truth. Bracelets of Submission. Wonder Woman, at last, on the silver screen.
“This is honestly one of the best comics about identity and finding community and yourself that I’ve ever read.”
Renegade city fae, post-apocalyptic bicycle gangs, reclusive monster boyfriends, and mysterious sewer-dwelling mermaids!
Emil Ferris’s debut graphic novel, about a ten-year-old half-Mexican tomboy who is obsessed with horror films and detective comics, explores the intersection between gender, sexuality, race and class.
“After that summer, all I wanted was reassurance — not from other people necessarily, but from myself. I would have loved to talk to my adult self and ask her a million questions: Am I ok? Do I make it out of my teens alive? Who do I turn out to be, in the end?”
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Times are tough and life is rough, and it’s hard to feel good about things. But if we remember to read comics like the ones Murphy makes and we remember to treat ourselves kindly and treat those we love the same way, we’re gonna be okay.
I talked with Bennett about what it’s like being the first woman and the first openly queer woman to write a Batwoman solo title, what she hopes to bring to it, and what she hopes queer readers will get from the series.