|Pseudonym(s)||C F Cooper|
|Songs of the Metamythos|
Christian Cooper is an American science writer and editor, and also a comics writer and editor. He is based in New York City.
Cooper has written stories for Marvel Comics Presents, which often feature characters such as Ghost Rider and Vengeance. He has also edited a number of X-Men collections, and the final two issues of the Marvel Swimsuit Special. Cooper is currently a senior biomedical editor at Health Science Communications.
Cooper was Marvel's first openly gay writer and editor. He introduced the first gay male character in Star Trek, Yoshi Mishima, in the Starfleet Academy series, which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in 1999. He also introduced the first openly lesbian character for Marvel, Victoria Montesi and created and authored Queer Nation: The Online Gay Comic. Cooper was also an associate editor for Alpha Flight #106 in which the character Northstar came out as gay.
In the 1980s, he was president of the Harvard Ornithological Club, and is currently on the Board of Directors for NYC Audubon Cooper has a long history of LGBT activism including being the co-chair of the board of directors of GLAAD in the 1980s.
On May 25, 2020, Cooper played a key role in the Central Park birdwatching incident, which led to the creation of Black Birders Week. The incident is also the basis for his online graphic novel published by DC Comics about racism called "It's a Bird".
- Marvel Comics Presents:
- "Return of the Braineaters" (featuring Ghost Rider and Werewolf by Night, with pencils by John Stanisci and inks by Jimmy Palmiotti, in Marvel Comics Presents #107–112, Marvel Comics, 1992)
- "Siege of Darkness" (featuring Ghost Rider, with pencils by Reggie Jones and inks by Fred Harper, in Marvel Comics Presents #144–146, Marvel Comics, 1993–1994)
- "Tower of Blood" (featuring Vengeance, with pencils by Reggie Jones and inks by Fred Harper, in Marvel Comics Presents #147–148, Marvel Comics, 1994)
- "The Price" (featuring Vengeance, with Fred Harper, in Marvel Comics Presents #149, Marvel Comics, 1994)
- "Dangerous Games" (featuring Vengeance, with pencils by Reggie Jones and inks by Fred Harper, in Marvel Comics Presents #152–153, Marvel Comics, 1994)
- "Altered Spirits" (featuring Vengeance, with pencils by Reggie Jones and inks by Fred Harper, in Marvel Comics Presents #156–157, Marvel Comics, 1994)
- "Final Gambit" (featuring Vengeance, with pencils by Reggie Jones and inks by Fred Harper, in Marvel Comics Presents #175, Marvel Comics, 1995)
- Darkhold #1–16 (with Richard Case, Marvel Comics, 1992–1994)
- Excalibur #77–81 (Marvel Comics, 1994)
- Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #1–19 (with pencils by Chris Renaud and inks by Andy Lanning, Marvel Comics, 1996–1998)
- Songs of the Metamythos (as C. F. Cooper)
- "It's a Bird" (with Alitha E. Martinez, Mark Morales, Emilio Lopez, and Rob Clark Jr, DC Comics, 2020)
- Maurice, Emma Powys (May 26, 2020). "White woman lied to police that an innocent Black man was threatening her. He just so happens to be a queer comic hero". PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world's most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
- Johnson, Rich (June 7, 2020). "Warren Ellis Remembers When Marvel Illustrated Swimsuit Went Gay". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
- Fink, Jenni (May 26, 2020). "Amy Cooper, White Woman Who Called Cops on Black Man in Central Park, Fired From Job at Franklin Templeton". Newsweek.
- Weiss, Josh (June 6, 2020). "Christian Cooper, Central Park birder with roots at Marvel, looks back on pioneering LGBTQ comics". SYFY WIRE. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
- "GLAAD". June 28, 2001. Archived from the original on June 28, 2001. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
- "Christian Cooper, victim in racist Central Park video, is a trailblazing gay editor". Metro Weekly. May 27, 2020. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
- "'Black Gay Icon': Christian Cooper's Long History Of Activism Before Central Park Incident". NewsOne. May 27, 2020. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
- "Astonishing X-Men (2004) #51 | Comic Issues | Marvel". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
- "Board of Directors". www.nycaudubon.org. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
- Dunmore, Royce (May 27, 2020). "'Black Gay Icon': Christian Cooper's Long History Of Activism Before Central Park Incident". NewsOne. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
- Milton, Josh (May 27, 2020). "The gay Black man targeted by a 'Central Park Karen' doesn't know if her 'racist actions' make her a racist person". PinkNews. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
- "White Woman in Viral Central Park Video Issues Apology". NBC New York. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
- Willingham, AJ. "These Black nature lovers are busting stereotypes, one cool bird at a time". CNN. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
- Nir, Sarah Maslin (September 9, 2020). "Central Park Birder Turns Clash Into Graphic Novel About Racism". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved September 9, 2020.