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Taking even more Pride in Comics: The Wednesday Waffle (Late Edition) Issue 38

As Pride Month draws to a close for another year, we're taking a look at some more of the fantastic trade paperbacks and graphic novels that feature LGBTQI+ characters, or which are created by people from the LGBTQI+ community.

We've already talked about Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Heathen, Alters, Wonder Woman and Love is Love. But there is so much more out there to discover.

Cover of Twisted Romance

Take Twisted Romance, for example. Billed as "Stories of Love and Lust", this anthology tells romance stories about characters whose sexualities don't quite fit into the usual boxes and whose romantic interactions don't conform to society's general expectations - whether it's a princess who doesn't want the Knight in Shining Armour, or a big name star whose interest in the production assistant isn't what the stereotype would have you imagine.

Four comics stories written by Alex de Campi and illustrated by some top notch artists, complimented by a selection of prose stories by various writers - everyone is at the absolute top of their game - this is romance like you've never seen it before!

Cover of Bingo Love

If it's romance you're after, you might also want to consider Bingo Love - although make sure you have a hanky ready..

Written by Tee Franklin, with art be Jenn St-Onge and Joy San Bingo Love tells the story of Hazel and Mari, who meet at the church bingo in 1963. Their friendship deepens into love, but it's 1963 and the world refuses to accept to women in love.

Forced apart by family and circumstance they live their lives apart.

But then, many years later they meet again by chance and the great love of their lives is re-kindled in the autumn of their lives. Sweet, serious, life affirming and brimming with heartbreak this is a story for the incurable romantic in everyone.

Now available in an extended "Jackpot Edition" featuring extra content from Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman, InSEXts) and newcomer Beverly Johnson, Shawn Pryor (Cash and Carrie, F.O.R.C.E.) and Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce) and Gail Simone (CROSSWIND, Domino), with illustrations from Sara Alfageeh (Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy) and Ariela Kristantina (InSEXts, Mata Hari). Plus a sneak peek of BINGO LOVE, VOL 2: DEAR DIARY, with an afterword from Gabby Rivera (America, Juliet Takes a Breath).

Perhaps the greatest love story ever told in comics - gay or otherwise - is to be found in the pages of Terry Moore's epic Strangers in Paradise. Running for fourteen years between 1993 and 2007 SiP follows the turbulent relationship between the wild artist, former sex worker, former agent of a major international crime family Katina Choovanski, known to her friends as Katchoo and the straight-laced, conformitive Francine.