Happy Pride Month, everyone! I am a big supporter of LGBTQ+ fiction and wanted to make sure I did at least one List of Six this month to honor Pride. I’ve done my favorite queer couples in comics. I’ve done LGBTQ+ characters who should get their own movies. And this week, we’re going to explore queer comic book characters who have sadly disappeared into comic book limbo!
It happens to a lot of good comic book characters. Not everybody is going to be a Wolverine or a Batman right out of the gate. A writer comes along and creates a cool new superhero, but they don’t catch on and fade into obscurity when the writer moves along. It happens. Over the past decade or two, we’ve seen the major comic book companies try to introduce more LGBTQ+ characters…and then they fade away as well! That’s just how comics work sometimes.
So I’m here to pick some of these characters out of limbo, dust them off and present them as superheroese with potential going forward!Read the rest of this entry
As I mentioned earlier this week, I very much enjoyed the Titans TV show on the DC streaming service. And the new Doom Patrol spin-off is getting a lot of good buzz! They starred in a very fine episode of Titans, so I’m hoping for good things from Doom Patrol.
Though watching that trailer, I was suddenly very aware of how many superhero shows exist now. It’s kind of crazy, right? Especially in how many live action superhero shows exist where the team aren’t really traditional superheroes. Titans, Runaways, now Doom Patrol. Has anybody seen Cloak and Dagger? Should I watch that?
How awesome was Guardians of the Galaxy? I had my doubts in the very beginning, but man oh man, that movie rocked! Physically, metaphorically and musically! Expect my full movie review either later today or tomorrow. Maybe I’ll go see it again!
For now, how about we bask in some comic book love? Though, foolishly, I didn’t bother reviewing the newest issue of Guardians of the Galaxy. What can I say, I don’t particularly care for the comic. But I do love me some Uncanny X-Men, Hawkeye and Harley Quinn, all of which we got to enjoy this week.
Comic Book of the Week goes to New Avengers #21, because writer Jonathan Hickman is really pushing our favorite superheroes beyond the breaking point.
Comic Reviews: Batman Eternal #17, Harley Quinn #8, Hawkeye #19, Justice League #32, New Avengers #21, Red Lanterns Annual #1, and Uncanny X-Men #24.
And here’s my review of Cyclops #3.