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Cartoons follow a year in the life of Freddie, an adolescent misfit who is misunderstood by his peers and disliked by his mother, and who relies on his close relationship with his sister, Marlys, to help him cope.
February 20, 2013 There are an increasing number of LGBT characters in mainstream superhero comics — but visibility isn't everything. NPR's comic-book guy Glen Weldon has a roundup of manga and independent graphic novels that offer a deeper and more nuanced portrayal of LGBT life.
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