Books No Straight Lines Four Decades of Queer Comics by Justin Hall Hardcover, 308 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $35 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleNo Straight LinesSubtitleFour Decades of Queer ComicsAuthorJustin Hall Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Collects the best comics featuring homosexuality from the past forty years, including works by such authors as Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, and Ralf Koenig. Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about No Straight Lines Review The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Beyond Visible: LGBT Characters In Graphic Novels 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.