The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson is delightful in not only the way it uses humor, but also the way it includes a diverse variety of characters — Doreen Green is, in fact, the only white person in her circle of friends. And now we can include a trans character as well....only they aren’t exactly a new character, but have been there for a while now.
Readers of Erica Henderson’s Twitter account (EricaFails) have known since April that one of the characters in Unbeatable Squirrel Girl was trans and has been since their inception:
We didn’t know which character, however, until now when comic book artist and Lumberjanes writer Kate Leyh asked this question:
To which Erica Henderson replied:
So Ken Shiga, the superhero known as Koi Boi, is now confirmed as trans and has been since he was first introduced in Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol 1 #6. And, in fact, Ryan and Erica have had this planned since before issue one.