Transgender Characters

As I encounter transgender characters in comic series, I shall add them to this list! And perhaps comment on how the character is portrayed. If anyone knows of a character that I haven't added yet, leave me a comment!

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  • Only having read volume 1 of the Invisibles so far, my concerns with Morrison's portrayal of the trans character Lord Fanny are minor. Mostly, "Lord Vagina" is just a tacky name...However, she's treated normally by everyone (except the douche-y homophobic and transphobic teenage new-recruit. I assume his character becomes less insecure-90s teenager as the series progresses.)

  • As far as trans women in fiction go, Wanda could be worse. Could be better too. Mostly, I think Neil Gaiman does a good job writing Wanda and where her dialogue is stereotypical, most of the time it can fairly be marked up to early 90s "innocent" ignorance. As far as the bigger picture goes, I think Gaiman shows where he falls on the issue in the panel where Barbie crosses out Wanda's birth/given name on her tombstone and writes her real name: Wanda.

    The art is much more bleh, though. Once again, it was the early 90s...Maybe the artists would portray her differently if this had been written in the past few years. Still..bleh to the art.

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I just read the sandman a game of you today and the art and story was very well done,but there's something else I wanted to talk about. The character Wanda Stood out the most to me.I didn't think I cared as much as I did when I read that she died .I never encountered a transgendered character that was 3-dimensional and strong...Most of the time, they are seen as jokes or not serious villains on t.v. or movies She's is a good example is out there and I really liked her character. Overall, she's the first strong transgenerd character that I've ever read and probably the only few strong ones out.Sandman fans, thoughts?