Diversity in media and comics might be controversial on the Internet, but at Baltimore Comic-Con 2016 it was the most highly attended panel (not counting the celebrity panels). A segment of the writing staff from Pop Culture Uncovered led a panel discussing diversity in comics: where do we stand now and what can we do to fix it? It was not only the best attended panel, it was also the most interactive. People really have a yearning for comics to catch up to society in terms of demographics and storylines. But, as discussed in the panel, this is easier said than done – at least among the Big Two who are owned by large corporations and not as nimble as the indie comic companies.
I often felt during this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con that the panels were over too quickly. But with this one, we could have gone all day and only touched the surface.