Image Comics is an American comic book publisher founded in 1992. Unlike Marvel Comics and DC Comics, Image Comics publishes creator-owned properties, as the creators do not give up the copyright to the characters they create. For much of its history, it has been the third largest comics publisher in the US market.
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Image Comics has a lot of LGBT characters across multiple different properties.
- The title character of Virgil, created by Steve Orlando, is a closeted gay cop in Jamaica who must rescue his kidnapped boyfriend.
- Bitch Planet includes a lesbian couple, as well as a transgender woman.
- The main character of Kaptara is a gay Indian man.
- The Wicked + The Divine, created by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, who also collaborated on Marvel Comics's very LGBT-friendly Young Avengers series, features lots of LGBT characters, including Cassandra, a Japanese-British transgender woman.
- Ody-C, created by Matt Fraction, is a genderswapped version of Homer's The Odyssey set in space with a nearly all-female cast and multiple lesbian relationships, as well as a race of genderless humans.
- Rat Queens has lesbian and transgender female characters.
- Morning Glories has multiple LGBT characters.
- No Mercy has several LGBT characters.
- In Shutter, the best friend of the main character is a transgender Filipina woman named Alain.
- Trees has both transgender men and women characters, and a bisexual woman.
- Sir Arclight, the main character of 8House: Arclight, is genderqueer.
- Sunstone features a lesbian BDSM relationship.
- Jon, the main character of Sex Criminals, has experimented sexually with men in the past.
- Official website
- Image Comics on Twitter
- Image Comics Wiki
- Drawn to Comics: Is Anyone Doing Trans Women's Representation Better Than Image Comics?
- How creative freedom turned Image Comics into the best—and most progressive—publisher in the business
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