Comics | In advance of a radio show titled “White Men in Capes,” to be broadcast Tuesday, BBC News looks at diversity in comics and finds it lacking; as DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio says, there “doesn’t seem to really be a proper representation of ethnic characters across the entire industry.” He talks about DC’s efforts to bring diversity to its line, and he explains why: “There’s a very hungry audience, excited audience and the reason why we know that exists is because we go to the conventions and we hear from our stores and you hear the make-up of the people shopping in those stores.” [BBC News]
Sex and superheroes are a potentially dangerous combination, as controversies over the past couple of years involving depictions of Superman and Wonder Woman, Batman and Catwoman, and Starfire have demonstrated time and again. However, Stjepan Sejic isn’t afraid of jumping into the fire, and adding a dash of humor.
Sejic, artist of the Top Cow series Aphrodite IX as well as his graphic novel series Ravine, frequently posts amusing sketches, pin-ups and editorial cartoons such as the above on his DeviantArt page. He’s well aware of the fetishism aspects of superhero genre, specifically that of women, and even pokes fun at it in his work.