Interview: Steve Orlando Talks Midnighter & Queer Progress in Comics

Once known as one of the first openly gay characters to be featured in a relationship, and later the first gay marriage, in mainstream superhero comics, DC Comics’ Midnighter has received his own title in the publisher’s new wave. I sat down to talk with Midnighter writer Steve Orlando, also known for his series Virgil (with JD Faith, Chris Beckett) and Undertow (with Artyom Trakhanov), about his plans for the character with Midnighter artist ACO and how he sees the progress of queer characters throughout comics.

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The Secret Wonders of Special Edition NYC

As a comics-centered convention, one of Special Edition NYC’s biggest draw for attendees is its attraction of big-name industry creators. Without the chaos and overflow that comes with New York Comic Con every year, fans have a better opportunity to snag a sketch from their favorite artist or chat one-on-one with the writers of their preferred series.

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