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Comics Color Outside the Lines, Drawing a Diverse Cast of Heroes

Hei-ock Kim

National Geographic 2017 By Jeremy Berlin Graphic novels and comic books now feature an inclusive pantheon of heroes, from LGBT figures to a black Spider-Man and a female Thor. Bam! Thwak! Pow! Diverse superheroes are giving old stereotypes a beating. As comic book and graphic novel sales in North America cracked one billion dollars in 2015, nontraditional characters—racial and cultural …