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From Shaman to Equinox: The Challenges and Failures of Indigenous Representation in Superhero Comics

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DC's recent announcement of a new post-Convergence lineup of titles offered promising signs of diversification at the publisher, with Gene Luen Yang, securing a high profile assignment on Superman with John Romita, Jr., and fellow Asian-American creators Sonny Liew, Ming Doyle, and Annie Wu picking up new titles, plus several LGBT creators on titles, including Steve Orlando on Midnighter and James Tynion IV on Constantine; and black author David F. Walker taking over Cyborg. It was great to see so many non-cis-straight-white-male demographic groups represented, both in characters and creative teams.

These announcements go some way towards correcting ongoing imbalances in the mainstream comic industry, but as ComicsAlliance editor Andrew Wheeler noted in his coverage; "this is the superhero comic version of diversity, where ‘any’ feels like a victory; any non-white creators, any women, any queer representation. Any is not enough.” Thinking about that statement, a question occurred to me;

“Are there any indigenous characters or creators?”

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Alpha Flight Of Fancy: When Will Canada’s Great Creators Get A Crack At Canada’s Greatest Super-Team?

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Canada is comics’ secret super-power. As far back as 1938, when Toronto-born Joe Shuster created Superman with Cleveland’s Jerry Siegel, Canada has been a vital partner -- a Wild Child to America's Sabtretooth. (Age of Apocalypse version.)

”We have so many great artists and writers to choose from, it’s such an embarrassment of riches,” says Ty Templeton, a writer and artist who has worked for most major publishers and on most big name characters, and who knows just about everyone in the business. When he says Canada's creative community boasts an embarrassment of riches, he knows what he's talking about. So on this beautiful and proud Canada Day, we at Comics Alliance have to ask; why hasn't a Canadian creative team ever taken on Canada's best-known superhero team, Alpha Flight?

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The X-Men Episode Guide 2×05: Repo Man

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The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week: "Repo Man," in which Wolverine gets into a tussle with a dude who is definitely his ex-boyfriend.

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Alpha Flight Series 2 Minimates Box Set Coming Exclusively To NYCC 2012

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Fans who scored the first Alpha Flight Minimates box set at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer from Art Asylum, Diamond Select Toys and Action Figure Xpress will have a chance to double the ranks of their blocky Canadian superhero team this October at New York City Comic Con. Joining the first wave's Northstar, Guardian, Puck and Marrina will be Sasquatch, Snowbird, Talisman and Aurora Minimates. With

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Comics Pride: 50 Comics and Characters That Resonate with LGBT Readers

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We are not the mainstream.

That's a truth understood by anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or in any other way queer. We are not the audience. We are not the market. We are not the

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Exclusive Alpha Flight Minimates Box Set Coming to Comic-Con

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Northstar has been a big name in the news of late, what with the hero getting married to his boyfriend Kyle in this week's Astonishing X-Men #50, and now the rest of his Alpha Flight teammates can share in the spotlight to a degree with Action Figure Xpress announcing its San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Alpha Fligh

Link Ink: Phoenix Wright’s Live Action ‘Ace Attorney’ Look, ‘Alpha Flight’ Ending at #8 and Skinny Steve Rogers

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Movies: The first image of Hiroki Narimiya as Phoenix Wright in Japan's upcoming Ace Attorney live action film from Otona Fami magazine doesn't merit any objection from me.

Auctions: The Comic Bo

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Marvel Fan Expo Canada Roundup: ‘Alpha Flight’ Ongoing, ‘Destroyers’ And Brian Wood Coming In 2012

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Marvel Comics let loose a few key announcements at Fan Expo Canada this weekend, including the news that Fred Van Lente and Kyle Hotz were teaming for the five-issue Destroyers series, that Brian Wood would be writing an unspecified project for Marvel in 2012, and that Van Lente, Greg Pak and Dale Eaglesham's Alpha Flight has been upgraded to an ongoing.As demonstrated by early teasers this past week, Destroyers will see

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – June 15, 2011: Alpha Delta

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Life after death
^ Up in the North
% Construction equipment
¢ Fright night

* ^ ¢ ALPHA FLIGHT #

What Comics Like Alpha Flight Have Taught Us About Canada

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Canada, frozen paradise beyond the safety of America's northern borders. Once more comics fans are invited to visit this land of wonders and mysteries with the latest Alpha Flight series, which relaunche

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