Character Overview

Gender: Male

Orientation: Gay

Publisher: Image

Character Type: Secondary

Alignment: Good


Character Details

Summary: Upsher is a gay, intergalactic journalist who works alongside his partner Doff in the critically-acclaimed comic book Saga. After several years of detective work, Doff and Upsher manage to track down Marko, Alana, Hazel, Petrichor and Prince Robot and eventually become allies to the family of refugees.

Database Links: Saga Wiki

Important Issues: Upsher is revealed to be in a relationship with Doff in Saga #17.

Articles about Upsher

There is an explicit sex scene between Upsher and Doff. Like with the nudity of the trans woman Petrichor from #31, this scene is not meant to fetishize the characters but affirm their identity despite opposition. Upsher and Doff’s strongest resistance is to, even in secret, love themselves and each other. It’s a very powerful theme that can even relate back to Alana and Marko, two heterosexual characters that continue to love each other despite superpowers that want them apart. (Read more)

Ben Howard, "Gay love and investigative journalism in Saga #33," PopOptiq, January 29, 2016.