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Blessings Cover
Title: Blessings
Creators: Format: Webcomic
Color: Color
Romanciness: LGBTQ+ Elements
Tags: character of color queer fantasy adventure nonbinary character trans character
Where to Buy or Read:

Read the Webcomic!

Synopsis from the Creator:

Wynn is struggling to survive when the Immortal Swigne gives Wynn their Blessing. The only explanation Swigne gives is that Wynn now has “Power”.
Wynn meets people Blessed by other Immortals that can help guide them. In searching for knowledge of their new gift Wynn finds love, friendship and a more full sense of self identity. Wynn learns that being Blessed is a gift with a price tag of responsibilities and constant hunger attached, but the pay off is fantastic strength and the resources they’ll need to thrive in the world they live in. As long as Wynn keeps overcoming the challenges their new status brings them. 


Oh Joy Sex Toy Cover
Title: Oh Joy Sex Toy
Creators: Format: Webcomic EBook Print
Color: Color
Romanciness: Romantic Elements
Heat: NSFW
Tags: lesbian gay trans character character of color bdsm
Where to Buy or Read:

Read the Webcomic!

Buy from OJST

Amazon (Vol. 1) (Vol. 2) (Vol. 3)

Order from your local shop!

Synopsis from the Creator:

Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan’s widely acclaimed Oh Joy Sex Toy (OJST) is a free weekly sex education webcomic that debuted April 2013 and updates every Tuesday. It covers everything sex related from, sexuality and the sex industry, to toys, workshops, birth control and much more. With the aid of guest contributors giving us us many perspectives as possible, we strive to be relevant to a wide variety of genders, body types, and sexualities.

(There is a much longer explanation here.)

Love In Panels' Review:

I wrote a review of this comic for one of my favorite romance blogs, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. You can read it here!


Power & Magic - The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Cover
Title: Power & Magic - The Queer Witch Comics Anthology
Creators: Format: EBook Print
Color: Black and White
Romanciness: Romantic Elements
Heat: PG13
Tags: character of color queer lesbian nonbinary character creator of color anthology trans character
Synopsis from the Creator:

POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology collects fifteen original comics about queer witches of color as they master their abilities, discover their traditions, and navigate love as beings with incredible power. This edition of POWER & MAGIC is 178 pages, black and white, and features the work of 17 women, demigirls, and bigender creators of color. From the euphoria of holding the stars in your grasp, to the sacrifices we make to reach them, POWER & MAGIC explores what it means to be a person of power in all its complexity.

Love In Panels' Review:

The second volume of Power & Magic is funding on Kickstarter right now (7/14/17) and the first volume just won a PRISM Award. Since I've had the PDF on my iPad for a few weeks, I figured it was time to give it a read. It's... wow.

What you get for your $10 (digital) is 15 stories about queer witches of color, some more magical than others, all of them accessible and engaging and evocative. I don't know if I've ever truly liked every story in an anthology before this one, and that alone makes this volume a stand-out. Lest this turn into an incoherent episode of fan-girling, I'm going to bullet this out:

  • The stories are all at least 10 pages, which means you get a real sense of place and character, as well as a quick plot.
  • Two of the stories made me tear up, which isn't something comics usually achieve.
  • Cute witches. Creepy witches. Awkward witches trying to flirt. A weird magical bus. A magic shop that isn't there, but also is? Witches in love. A little witch who discovers he can be both a witch and his true male self. (That one hit me in the feels.)
  • A list of creators at the back, which enables readers to go forth and read the rest of the work by these amazing women. (Bye-bye to your free time, I'm serious.)

In short, it's obvious why this beautiful, inspiring, comforting, heart-achingly real yet magical anthology won an award. I can't wait to read the second.


Saga Cover
Title: Saga
Creators: Format: EBook Print
Color: Color
Romanciness: Romantic Elements
Heat: R
Tags: fantasy sci-fi character of color trans character
Where to Buy or Read:

Most comic shops and a lot of bookstores are carrying Saga these days. Buy it from them!

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Amazon (Vol. 1) (Vol. 2) (Vol. 3) (Vol. 4) As of 5/11/17, there are 7 volumes out.

Synopsis from the Creator:

Saga is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.

Love In Panels' Review:

Saga is overwhelmingly popular for a reason. It's really damn good. It is romantic, depressing, gross, terrifying, hopeful, impressive... The characters are as diverse in personality as in our world, but the settings are nothing short of fantastic. It's Romeo & Juliet on an interplanetary scale. It's great, and I think everyone (above the age of say 16) should read it.

As for romance, Alanna and Marko are the central couple, and readers have seen them fall in love, fall out of love, be separated by space and time... and we're not done yet. I'm not calling this "definitely a romance" simply because theirs is more of a love story, rather than following a traditional romantic arc. Secondary romances abound, representing the full spectrum of beginnings and endings.


Smut Peddler Cover
Title: Smut Peddler
Creators: Format: EBook Print
Color: Color
Romanciness: Romantic Elements
Heat: NSFW
Tags: anthology erotica gay lesbian straight trans character creator of color disabled character
Where to Buy or Read:

2012 Edition

Iron Circus Comics (Print) (Ebook)

Amazon

2014 Edition

Iron Circus Comics (Print) (Ebook)

Amazon

Synopsis from the Creator:

ADULTS ONLY

2012 Edition: Smut Peddler started back in 2003 as a series of dirty little minicomics featuring some of the coolest folks in indie comics. Now, it's back as a full-sized anthology, featuring 24 different stories of love, sex, and a little bit of angst by a huge array of talented creators.

This book offers something for everyone, showcasing a whole rainbow of relationships, sexualities, and genders, plus the occasional robot, satyr, shapeshifter, or major religious figure.

2014 Edition: Smut Peddler, the big, dirty book that rocked the world in 2012, is back with more and better than ever! The 2014 edition of this award-winning ladycentric porn anthology features a dream team of artists and writers, an all-star cast of creators premiering the finest filth you’re gonna find.

Love In Panels' Review:

This isn't a porn or erotica review site, but these comics are SO GOOD I had to include them. Iron Circus says they're "by women, for everyone" and I agree. They feature a full array of relationships, bodies, situations, and art styles. Consent is present and enthusiastic. Much (not necessarily all) of the sex occurs inside a trusting relationship, with the romance that you'd expect. There are stories about couples who've been together for years, and couples who are just meeting. As with any anthology, you'll find some more to your liking than others, but these books are massive, so you're sure to find just what you want.


Smut Peddler Presents: My Monster Boyfriend Cover
Title: Smut Peddler Presents: My Monster Boyfriend
Creators: Format: EBook Print
Color: Black and White
Romanciness: LGBTQ+ Elements
Heat: NSFW
Tags: anthology erotica gay fantasy sci-fi paranormal trans character creator of color character of color
Where to Buy or Read:

Iron Circus Comics (Print) (Ebook)

Amazon

Synopsis from the Creator:

ADULTS ONLY My Monster Boyfriend brings three new elements to the Smut Peddler series: full color, longer stories, and a focus on not-exactly-human men! We're offering ten tales of fantastic fornication, written and illustrated by some of the most talented women in comics.

  • Amanda Lafrenais
  • C. Spike Trotman & E.K. Weaver
  • Dechanique & Nechama Frier
  • Gail Simone & Trudy Cooper
  • Jess Fink
  • Leia Weathington & B. Sabo
  • Noora Heikkilä
  • Savannah Horrocks
  • Scary-T
  • Shari Hes

Hold on. It's about to get weird.


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