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Comics’ Sexiest Female Characters (From A Queer Perspective) [Love & Sex Week]

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The problem with "sexiest women in comics" lists is that they tend to get wrapped up in the presumptive male gaze and the assumption of a male readership. Basically, you end up with a bunch of sexist ideas about what men want women to be.

So we wondered, what would such a list look like if the male gaze was taken out of the equation? We gathered some of our queer female and non-binary writers to nominate, vote for, and write up our own list of the hottest female characters in comics, from a queer perspective.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis, Season 5 Episode 13: ‘Spectre of the Gun’

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On this week’s episode, we learn the secret origin of Wild Dog! Also, gun violence erupts in City Hall as Ollie learns there are some problems he can’t fight as the Green Arrow. “Spectre of the Gun” was directed by Kristin Windell from a script by Marc Guggenheim.

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Cheetah, Catwoman and Poison Ivy Ramp up the Rogues Count in ‘Injustice 2′

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DC Comics (Art by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Alex Sinclair)

February has been a good month for Injustice 2 character reveals and gameplay videos. After going virtually radio silent since August, NetherRealm Studios has bestowed video after video, reveal after reveal upon us this month. Given that there's currently a beta going (which we'd love to get into, NetherRealm), it only makes sense the developer would share more information as players got more and more hands-on time with the fighting game sequel.

After announcing Black Canary, Damian Wayne as Robin and Swamp Thing already, a brief spotlight video highlights three more femme fatales from the DC Universe making their appearances in Injustice 2. Catwoman is returning, but she'll be joined by newcomers Poison Ivy and Cheetah to keep the rest of the heroes in check.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 5 Episode 12: ‘Bratva’

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This week, Oliver and the Arrow Babies make a trip to Russia with the new Black Canary in tow! Will the stop the sale of the stolen nuclear weapon? Also, Quentin Lance is back from rehab! “Bratva” was directed by Ben Bray from a script by Oscar Balderrama and Emilio Aldrich.

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On The Cheap: Get ‘Black Canary’, ‘All-New Atom’ And More In Comixology’s ‘Justice League of America’ Sale

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Annie Wu / DC Comics

Today sees the release of Steve Orlando and Ivan Reis' Justice League of America Rebirth #1, which features a number of high-profile characters who you might not necessarily associate with the team coming together under Batman's command. To celebrate the new Justice League, DC and Comixology have a sale on a number of related books, including some of the best hidden gems of the past ten years.

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Black Canary Answers the Call in the Latest Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer

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DC Comics

New details and characters for Injustice 2 are flowing like water now that 2017 is picking up steam. After being silent on the game's roster since August of last year, NetherRealm Studios has divulged two new characters for the upcoming fighting sequel in nearly as many weeks. That can only mean even more character announcements are on the way, but I'm getting ahead of myself. First, we've got to talk about Black Canary bringing the noise in the latest gameplay trailer.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 5 Episode 11: ‘Second Chances’

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On this week’s episode, Oliver and the Arrow Babies make a trip to Hub City to track down their potential new Black Canary, while back in the past of the never-ending flashback, Talia al Ghul has a proposition for Ollie that he can’t refuse.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 5 Episode 10: ‘Who Are You’

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On this week’s episode, Laurel, the formerly deceased former Black Canary, is back from the dead! But how?! “Who Are You” was directed by Gregory Smith from a script by Ben Sokolowski and Brian Ford Sullivan.

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Fantastic Five: Best Musical Acts [Music Week]

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

In celebration of the unique relationship between comics and music, we've put together five of the best fictional musical acts in mainstream comics.

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12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Black Canary [Music Week]

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Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with decades of comics behind, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

To further celebrate Music Week, today we're taking a look at one of DC's most prominent super-heroines, who is sometimes a rock star, Black Canary!

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