The Sapphic Nerd

Representation in nerd media!

Amongst Us, Vol 1 (aka. a slice of a delightful cake)

If you’re like me, you’ve been following Shilin Huang’s Carciphona for years and are already in love with these characters. But even without previous exposure, Shilin’s artistic style and character expressions convey much with few words.

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School for Extraterrestrial Girls, Vol 1: Girl on Fire (aka. an out of this world message)

School For Extraterrestrial Girls, Volume 1: Girl on Fire by Jeremy Whitley & Jamie Noguchi

Publisher: Papercutz

While this is a fun read with lovable characters, there’s a more important message here. With its themes of diversity, acceptance, identity, and chosen family, School for Extraterrestrial Girls presents an important message in a time where prejudice and discrimination are putting lives at risk.

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Flame Angel #1 (aka. flaming racism begone!)

Flame Angel 1 Cover

Flame Angel #1 by Bobby Singer, Swain, Gab Contreras, & George Gant

Cover by Paris Alleyne

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Crown of Feathers (aka. give this the crown!)

Crown of Feathers  by Nicki Pau Preto is a treasure that combines excellent representation of women of different ages, people of colour, and LGBTQ+ characters in a believable fantasy world that throws perfect curveballs at just the right moments.

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Shout Out Anthology (aka. all-OUT representation)

Queer representation isn’t always easy to come by – and even then, it’s much harder to find good representation. Stories that put character first and have their sexual orientation or gender identity just be a part of who they are. You know, people who also happen to be queer. This is where Shout Out comes in. Continue reading “Shout Out Anthology (aka. all-OUT representation)”

Catwoman: Soulstealer (aka. a Gotham City Sirens dream!)

I’m a huge women of DC Comics fan, and as such, I tend to be critical of how they’re portrayed. Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J Maas is what I’ve always wanted from the Gotham City Sirens and I’m blown away! Continue reading “Catwoman: Soulstealer (aka. a Gotham City Sirens dream!)”

Old Man’s Journey (aka. a short, pleasant journey)

Old Man’s Journey from Broken Rules is an hour-and-a-half-long walk through a gorgeously illustrated landscape of colour. Continue reading “Old Man’s Journey (aka. a short, pleasant journey)”

Elektra: Assassin (aka. someone assassinate this book)

It’s called Elektra: Assassin but this graphic novel by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz should be called All The Creepy Men Who Call Elektra a Whore While Perving on Her. Continue reading “Elektra: Assassin (aka. someone assassinate this book)”

“And I Darken” by Kiersten White (aka. sibling rivalry & badassery)

From what I’ve gathered, And I Darken is a gender-swapped retelling of the Vlad the Impaler story. Continue reading ““And I Darken” by Kiersten White (aka. sibling rivalry & badassery)”

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