Primary Menu

Checkpoint XP

Pride in Comics, LGBTQ+ Representation Download

36:59 Download June 22nd

The dynamic duo of Robbie Landis and Ben Morse is back once again for another episode of the Other Identity. The Other Identity is a podcast about exploring the culture created by comic books. This week Robbie and Ben are joined by Kali Sloan to talk about LGBTQ+ representation in comics for Pride Month.

Robbie and Ben start the show as they always do, talking about what they’ve been reading lately. While Ben keeps up #InBlackestNight and the #DCRebirthEra Challenge, Robbie takes a break to dive into Marvel. He talks a bit about his impressions of Infinity Countdown and Infinity Wars. Plus, he’s been reading a lot more Kelly Thompson, specifically her run with Jessica Jones.

Pride in Comics

Former co-host and Other Identity Alumni Kali Sloan joins Robbie and Ben to celebrate Pride Month. They talk about Bobby Drake, aka Iceman, one of the original X-Men and his evolution as a character. Iceman is one of the biggest and most well-known X-Men and years came out as Gay in the comics. Ben being a huge Iceman fan, talks about how natural and right it felt for the character. They also discuss Batwoman and some of the problematic issues DC has had with the character in the past. Kali explains the importance of proper representation in comics.

Kali also talks about her own experiences with comics growing up, and shares her story of learning she’s transgender. She talks about the importance of representation in comic books and how having a trans character to look to could have made a big difference in her life. The group also discusses when we’ll see a strong transgender character in comics, and discusses whether it should be Marvel or DC to attempt it.

Next Episodes

podcast

podcast

podcast

Robbie’s PS4

00:56 Download July 1st

podcast

podcast

Podcasts you may like

Jeff & Aimee On Demand

Play Latest (18 hours ago)

614 episodes

podcast

OWL’s Nest

Enter the weekend with everything you need to know about the Overwatch League. The OWL’s Nest is an Overwatch and Overwatch League podcast that puts emphasis on the hosts’ accessibility and credibility within their space.

Play Latest (July 6th)

22 episodes

podcast

CheckpointXP On Demand

CheckpointXP is a weekly nationally syndicated radio show in the United States and Canada that covers esports and video games.

Play Latest (20 hours ago)

32 episodes

podcast

CheckpointAFK

CheckpointAFK is ready to be a favorite of every self-proclaimed gamer, geek, nerd! From the minds of the CheckpointXP Crew comes a podcast conversation that focuses on gaming pop culture topics near and dear to gamers like the latest season of Stranger Things, Black Mirror and all things Netflix, the best and worst TV intros […]

Play Latest (14 hours ago)

104 episodes

podcast

CheckpointXP Daily

CheckpointXP is the first nationally syndicated radio show for esports and video games. The CheckpointXP Daily Podcast is a collection of all the CheckpointXP Podcasts.

Play Latest (16 hours ago)

115 episodes

podcast