Unlike Rachel Pollack’s Coagula and Maddie Blaustein’s Marisa Rahm, Echo isn’t trans in the same way. It’s through a sort of magic that Echo goes from being a male transvestite to becoming a woman in The Dreaming. That’s not to diminish the importance of Caitlin R. Kiernan’s contributions to comics or to imply that it makes Echo’s stories inherently less important than Coagula’s or Marisa Rahm’s, but Echo’s story and her journey as a character is certainly different, and it’s a story that does fit well into The Dreaming. (Read more)
Joe Corallo, "Caitlin R. Kiernan and the rising stars," Comic Mix, September 20, 2015.
Echo, whose figuration emerged from Kiernan’s use of words to shape and direct images produced by others, offers a unique opportunity to see “transitioning” not as something linear and final, but as something that happens in a multiplicity of ways, over and over again, differently every time, from each script to each penciled page, and in the gutter between each panel. (Read more)
Sean Moreland, "Corinthian Echoes: Gaiman, Kiernan, and The Dreaming as Sadomodernist Gothic Memoir," Humanities, 9(9), April 2020.