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The Best LGBTQ+ Comic Books  

Whitney S Moore
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The LGBTQ+ movement has been gaining steady progress over the past twenty years, but for comic book fans it's still a relatively new concept. Here are twenty of the best and most widely impactful LGBTQ+ friendly comics - some indie and underground and some mainstream, but all with awesome messages.

From ass-kicking characters that happen to be gay, to stories about regular humans discovering their gender identity, comics are a great format for showing the depth and uniqueness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. What do you think is the most well written LGBTQ+ comic book? What comics would you not expect to have themes relevant to the LGBTQ+ community?

If you're looking for inspiration or just some awesome stories to relate to, check out these titles and make sure to rank your favorites among these good LGBTQ+ comics. Did we miss any awesome graphic novels with LGBTQ+ themes? Add them to the list and see how they stack up against these awesome titles!

Batwoman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comic Books
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Possibly one of the highest profile characters on this list, Batwoman's character became much more diversified in the latest run, courtesy of J.H. Williams II.

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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comic Books
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Marvel's Runaways dealt with not only the complications of being a gay teen, but also manages to offer some poignant commentary on the transgender culture with Karolina's gender-shifting lover.

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Young Avengers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comic Books
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One of the more recent titles on this list, the characters Hulkling and Wiccan share a tender romance in the midst of dueling with aliens, mutants, and the like.

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Gotham Central: Half a Life
Gotham Central: Half a Life is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comic Books
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The story of Gotham cop Renee Montoya, Gotham Central: Half a Life is not only a beautiful and compelling coming-out story, it's also a kickass crime novel.