DC Proudly Announces ‘Represent!’; New Digital Comics from Underrepresented Voices #ArtTuesday

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Last week DC announced a new digital-first series called Represent! Executive editor Marie Javins says this digital series is designed to showcase and introduce creators traditionally underrepresented in the mainstream comic book medium. Via BleedingCool

It was Hannibal Tabu who recently noted that the three most senior figures at DC Comics right now are all people of colour. Expectations and attitudes are changing, and through their publication of super-heroic fiction, comics and comic book characters have been pushing through regarding the idea of representation.

Today DC Comics has launched a new digital-first comic book, called Represent! The first issue is free and available now, It’s a Bird by Christian Cooper and Alitha E. Martinez. You may recognise Christian Cooper as the former Marvel Comics editor and Star Trek comics writer accosted in New York’s Central Park while birdwatching, with threats that the person would call the police and tell them that an “African American man” was threatening her, with all that this implied. The event received national coverage and was a contributing factor to the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Learn more at DC Comics! Also available for free kindle download on Amazon


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