There's been a lot of talk in recent weeks about queer characters in superhero comics and how to appropriately convey the information that the character is queer while not having them scream it at the top of their lungs. While most attention has naturally gone to Wonder Woman, even though she has yet to be confirmed queer on the page, this week's Superwoman #3 by Phil Jimenez, Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy and Hi-Fi tackled the revelation of a supporting character's sexuality in an effortless way.
When DC Comics announced the Rebirth initiative, it came with a lot of language about going back to what worked and re-examining familiar characters, but in practice the initiative has actually offered some bold ideas that may help push the publisher forward.
One of the most exciting titles to come out of Rebirth was Gene Luen Yang, Victor Bogdanovic, Richard Friend and Hi-Fi’s New Super-Man, which sees a brash teenager from Shanghai gifted with all the powers of The Man of Steel. Ahead of its release in two weeks' time, DC has provided a first look at the new title and an introduction to Kenan Kong.
The received wisdom about your favorite Doctor from the various iterations of Doctor Who is that most people prefer the one they grew up with, or the first one they encountered. Your first Doctor is the one who established what the Doctor is meant to be. In that regard, Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor has an advantage, simply because his unmatched seven year tenure in the role made him a presence in more people's childhoods.
Even without that statistical advantage, Baker's Doctor still towers above his peers from the original series in terms of reputation and affection --- and his most enduring companion, Sarah Jane Smith, is still one of the most popular companions, brought to the screen by the late and beloved Elisabeth Sladen in multiple series. So it's no surprise that Titan's next Doctor Who mini series, following on from those spotlighting versions of the Doctor most recognizable to modern audiences, will bring back the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane for brand new adventures.