This blog will explore the role of social and racial minorities within mainstream comics. Who’s in the Fridge will examine the development of black characters from buffoonish caricatures to established leaders with their own titles, the presence and depiction of female characters in an artistic/literary medium that–while continuously building non-white and non-male readerships–finds its demographic wheelhouse among white males ages 8 to 18, and the current growth of non-hetero-normative characters beyond problematic comic relief. All this and more will you find in the fridge! The title of the blog is inspired by another website created and owned by comic book artist Gail Simone entitled Women in Refrigerators. Simone’s blog analyzes the history of women in comics with a focus on the trend of female characters dying in disturbing ways. The title of the blog, Women in Refrigerators, is in fact a reference to an infamous scene in DC Comics’ Green Lantern that shows the titular character’s girlfriend murdered and her body stuffed into a refrigerator. The blog will provide comic book history lessons, soapbox rants, and reports on current events; if its non-white, female, queer, and in spandex and a cape, you’ll read about it here!