May 2023 Free Comic Book Day Challenge!

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Another month, another STORY CHALLENGE! And for May, we've got something super fun for you all:

The May 2023 "Free Comic Book Day" Story Challenge

Concept: Everyone loves comic books, right? And the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day! Your challenge? Write a story that involves comic books in some way. Is your protagonist a collector, or a casual enjoyer? Or perhaps they're the star of their own comic book, or attending a convention? Explore the possibilities!

Story length: Any, single- or multi-part stories welcome.

Rules: Stories must include at least one trans character in a major role. Participants may enter any number of stories they desire into the challenge. Stories must be original pieces written for the challenge and, if fanfic or a spinoff of another series, should be able to stand on their own.

Deadline: May 30th.

A contest tag will be available for entries in this challenge starting May 1st. However, keep in mind that this is a challenge, NOT a contest: as such, there will be no judging of stories or prizes given out for entries. This is all just for fun, and I hope to see lots of great ideas from folks.

Get those thinking caps on, and don't forget that the April challenge is still going as well! Heck, feel free to combine ideas from the two if you really want, for an extra special BCTS No Prize!


I'm ready!


To be alive is to be vulnerable. Madeleine L'Engle
Love, Andrea Lena

Oddly enough...

Andrea Lena's picture

Some of us older gals might have been members of the Mighty Marvel Marching Society back in the last century. It was a snail-mail Marvel Comics club that occasionally offered contests with NO-Prizes.

PS I dreamed of being Alicia Masters, but in a relationship with Sue Storm!


To be alive is to be vulnerable. Madeleine L'Engle
Love, Andrea Lena

Mr. Natural vs. The Spells R Us Wizard

laika's picture

Funny, I was cleaning my room when I found some scribbled notes
about Robert Crumb's cozmik charlatan-guru character
trying to convince his hopelessly worrisome and neurotic friend/victim FLAKEY FOONT
to give up his search for yet another self-help movement that will give him peace of mind;
and that what he really needs is to become a whole new person.
"What do you think I've been tryin' to do?!!" whines Flakey.

But Mr. Natural has a much more radical change in mind.
Flakey is unsure but he's tried everything else, so he accompanies
Mr. Natural to the Mall, to the shop of a different bearded wizard in a ratty robe,
to be transformed into a voluptuous busty blonde bimbo
(with stout legs + a huge ass, because it's Crumb after all)
who according to Mr N. will never have to worry about anything ever again;
But Mr. Natural and the Spells R Us wizard don't exactly hit it off,
and hi-jinx ensue...

I think that covers all the bases. It's comix
and bimbofication is a tried n' true TG transformation trope...
But does anyone even remember Mr. NaturaL?
He's not exactly Batman or Captain America
but from those weird kinds of comix I use to
collect as a teen, back in the halcyon days
of' blacklite posters + $10 bags of weed;
But I hope so.
~Hugs, Veronica

"You can either fly Over the Rainbow or Under the Radar but you can't do both..."


Andrea Lena's picture

Keep on truckin'!


To be alive is to be vulnerable. Madeleine L'Engle
Love, Andrea Lena

what a coincidence !

I'm working on a Fluke story (and as fans know, Fluke was a dude before becoming a superheroine). Hey, since Fluke's power is luck, maybe it isn't a coincidence . . .


Comic Based Tg

Raine Monday's picture

Hmmm...would a comic/graphic novel that featured a tg character that had comics as a component qualify? Would that be too meta? :)