Comic books are a fast-evolving medium. Even back in the 30s and 40s, comic books were constantly pushing the boundaries of what was deemed acceptable. In the 50s, the progressive nature of comic books took a step backward with the introduction of the Comics Code Authority, which instituted many rules and regulations which sought to stifle characters or stories deemed "inappropriate. But comic book writers and artists persevered, crafting their books as a reflection of society. Thanks to their forward thinking, today there is more diversity in comic books than virtually any other medium. While there have been many characters over the years who come from all walks of life, we take a look at some of the heavy hitters in comics who also happen toidentify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
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